(1957– )

Episode List


Season 1

8 Oct. 1957
Night Mail
Casey's employer, the Midwest & Central Railroad faces bankruptcy unless it gets a U.S. mail contract for the St. Louis to Ft. Worth run. The catch is that the company that gets the contract must win a train race. The MCRR's track runs through the Ozarks, but Casey still thinks his engine, the Cannonball, is faster than his competitor's, but the Southern & Panhandle Railroad, the rival company, sends saboteurs and gunmen to slow his progress.
11 Nov. 1957
Prison Train
Jones arrives at Finney's offices to be briefed by Peter Holmes a US treasury official. Jones is due to run a military prison train to Kansas and is instructed to take a load of gold bullion with him. Part way along the trip the train is stopped by damaged tracks. They decide to back the train up only to discover the line behind them is also damaged. A gun battle erupts when a group of outlaws ride in but a driven off by the guards. Casey devises a plan to rebuild the rails. The plan requires releasing the prisoners, who see their chance and make a break for it till ...
18 Nov. 1957
President's Special
Casey and the Cannonball pull into Midvale and gets an urgent message from Mr. Carter to see him urgently. He is introduced to Bill Maguire, a secret service agent for the President who will be passing through the town the next day. Casey is then offered the job off hauling the Presidents Special out to the start line for the new territories. A second agent Charles Upton is expected in town, but is bush whacked by men wanting to kill the President. Next day Casey and the fake agent take a run on the Cannonball to go over the route to be used by the President. At ...
25 Nov. 1957
Way Station
Casey's train is robbed by a gang of outlaws. A hostage situation develops as the criminals realize the mail they were after is not aboard. To buy time Casey tells them the next train coming through will have what they want. For the next 6 hours Casey has to play a delicate game of divide and conquer with the gang, while keeping the passengers out of harms way
9 Dec. 1957
The Old Timer
It is Redrock's birthday and he discovers he is to be retired. He is at a complete loss as what to do and starts to make vague plans about starting a ranch to help keep him busy.
16 Dec. 1957
Run to Deadwood
Casey races a top gun coachman into Midvale where they are greeted by a US army officer who takes command of the train and coach. The army is transporting a prisoner (Geronimo) to Deadwood and explains to Casey they expect trouble from Indians on the way. At Willow Springs the train is delayed after Indians have killed all the station staff. Finally arriving at Deadwood, Casey volunteers to ride with the stage coach to Gailleville to complete the prisoner transfer. Apache war-bands have other ideas and press home repeated attacks.
30 Dec. 1957
Lost Train
Casey is shocked to see the Cannonball sudden drive off with no engineer or fireman. Despite repeated communication with other stations, the train appears to have vanished off the face of the Earth. While searching for his train Casey becomes embroiled in a scheme to move stolen gold using the hidden Cannonball; a scheme that also requires the death of Jones at the hands of someone very close to him
30 Dec. 1957
Storm Warning
Due to bad weather Casey's train is canceled. Returning home he discovers two escaped prisoners have broken in and are holding the family hostage. One of the men is in desperate need of medical attention and Casey has to play a delicate game to keep his family safe while complying with the demands of the criminals
30 Dec. 1957
Girl in the Cab
A mysterious girl boards the train and fools Casey into thinking she is a defenseless victim. Casey soon discovers the truth of the situation, and goes in search of woman after she has left the train.
30 Dec. 1957
Night Run
Casey pushes the Cannonball through a night of torrential rain till they are stopped by a washed out line, and Casey is forced to wait for permission to switch to another line. As the rain continues, concern grows over conditions at the local dam. Suddenly a simple passenger run has become a desperate rescue effort. The dam finally fails and Casey has to balance the needs of his passengers with those of the remaining families in the area.
30 Dec. 1957
Layover at Jamestown
Casey stops at Jamestown to discover the local dispatcher has been arrested for murder. Complications arise when it is discovered the arresting marshal is the brother of the man who the dispatcher killed.
30 Dec. 1957
Star Witness
The president of the railroad wants to see Casey urgently after a train wreck occurred during a railway strike. He is instructed to take a United States Marshall and a star witness non stop to Denver. During a run through a tunnel, the Marshall is shot. The witness explains she is aware of a gang, the Worker's 7 who caused the wreck, and they may be after her. A desperate race against time develops as Casey tries to find a bomb hidden somewhere on the train while keeping to his tight schedule
30 Dec. 1957
Dark Rider
A passenger becomes ill and it is realized he has smallpox meaning all the passengers on the train are in danger. Casey needs to get life saving drugs but no town will let them stop.
24 Mar. 1958
Treasure of Sam Bass
There is a shootout on Casey train and two men are dead. No one can figure out who the men where or why the shootout occurs. That is till Casey's son finds an intriguing clue
7 Apr. 1958
The Silk Train
The Cannonball is forced onto a siding to allow a special silk train to pass that is attempting to run from the West coast to Chicago non stop. Unknown to Casey there are men on his train with a vested interest in seeing the train fail.
21 Apr. 1958
Honeymoon Express
A big spender, Arlo Bradford charters the Cannoball to pick up his new bride from a nearby town . He soon falls afoul of Casey with his flamboyant ways and easy spending. Casey's suspicions grow as a series of strange events dog the trip to the point Casey is convinced the man is a criminal
28 Apr. 1958
The Fire Eater
A fire eater is fired from the troupe he is working with. He does not take the news well and Casey needs to get involved in calming the situation.

 Season 1 

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