"Cartoon Express" was a train-themed kids' show hosted every weekday afternoon by "Engineer Bill" Stulla on KHJ Channel 9, in Los Angeles. Surrounded by an elaborate model-train set, "... See full summary »
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"Cartoon Express" was a train-themed kids' show hosted every weekday afternoon by "Engineer Bill" Stulla on KHJ Channel 9, in Los Angeles. Surrounded by an elaborate model-train set, "Engineer Bill" would introduce cartoons, play a game called "Red Light, Green Light," read the names of viewers who weren't feeling well - for whom he would ring the "get-well bell," chat with a child guest and, of course, promote products. Written by D.H. Martin

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1954 (USA)  »

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Engineer Bill Show  »

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"Cartoon Express" was shot at the Don Lee-Mutual Broadcasting Studio (built in 1948) at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood. The building is now called "The Pickford Center" and houses the 286-seat Dunn Theater and several Academy departments, including the Academy Film Archive, the Science and Technology Council, and the Grants and Nicholl Fellowship programs. See more »

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If you grew up in Los Angeles in the 50s or early 60s you knew Engineer Bill
22 August 2008 | by (Sacramento CA) – See all my reviews

I remember at the ripe old age of 6 at Dixie Canyon school in Sherman Oaks(1956) my classmates all excitedly told me that MY name was picked out of the mail bag as a future guest. The previous evening was the one of the few times I didn't watch it.

You had to build a little model train car to run on the track - I can remember meeting Bill at the CBS studio with a model box car (Soo Line) with my father - what a kind man - Funny of all my childhood memories appearing with Engineer Bill on Los Angeles TV stood out in my memories.

Hearing that he died this month at the age of 97 jogged some pleasant memories.

I would have to remember him as a kind man...


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