Ben Calhoun won the half-completed Buffalo Pass, Scalplock and Defiance Line railroad in a poker game and must fight 1880s Indians, bankers and bad guys to complete the line.
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 Ben Calhoun (48 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Barnabas Rogers / ... (47 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Dave Tarrant (44 episodes, 1966-1968)
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Ben Calhoun won the half-completed Buffalo Pass, Scalplock and Defiance Line railroad in a poker game and must fight 1880s Indians, bankers and bad guys to complete the line.

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12 September 1966 (USA)  »

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El caballo de hierro  »

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Ben's horse was Hannibal and Ben's Raccoon was Ulysses. See more »

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Referenced in Hangin' with Hoyt on the Set of 'Gremlins' (2014) See more »

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A train to nowhere ...........
7 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This average western from the 1960's featured a good cast but unremarkable and routine writing. Dale Robertson excelled in these type of brave underdog roles, but he could not rise above this series' script limitations. Gary Collins and Ellen Burtstyn were fine, but went on to better roles in later years.

The one episode that really stands out in the series featured the great character actor Strother Martin. He always brought a dignified,wry humor to his roles and did so again in this show.

While not the best of western TV shows, it had potential that was never quite realized........ the train never really "left the station".


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