Jimmy, a young boy, idolizes famed train engineer Casey Jones and is devastated when his hero is killed in a train wreck. The boy grows up to be a railroad engineer, too, but one day the ... See full summary »
Jimmy, a young boy, idolizes famed train engineer Casey Jones and is devastated when his hero is killed in a train wreck. The boy grows up to be a railroad engineer, too, but one day the train he is piloting loses its brakes and wrecks. Jimmy tries to fix it but has to jump off at the last minute. Unfortunately, stories begin to circulate that he turned coward and jumped off the train first, letting it be destroyed rather than try to save it. He sets out to clear his name. Written by
Suffering from lack of music which deadens the pace, this train based drama gains points for putting you in the cab. A must if you love trains
Young boy, named Jimmy, who idealizes Casey Jones is devastated when Jones is killed in a train wreck. On the eve of World War One Jimmy has grown up to be an engineer like his hero. However once war is declared Jimmy is forced to stay home since his mother is too sick to be left at home alone, leading many to think he was a coward. The feeling is increased when a train Jones is on looses pressure to the breaks. The fireman jumps from the train, Jimmy stays behind to fix the problem, but is thrown when the train crashes leading many to believe he jumped without giving warning. Worse Jimmy's girl leaves him. Will he be able to clear his name and gain the respect of everyone once more? Mascot train based drama is a decent little film. Not the best nor the worst, the film gains a good many points from being filmed on location on the train yards and around the locomotives that are key to the story. Sure there are models, but they are only use fleetingly in the crash scenes. If there is any flaw its that the film is paced very slow. Like most Mascot films there is no music so things seem to unfold at a slower pace. The film also takes a good long time getting where its going, which is good for building characters but makes you want to move things along. Worth a look if you run across it (especially if you like trains), but not something to search out or feel bad about missing.
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