Gunsmoke: Season 14, Episode 9

Railroad (25 Nov. 1968)

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Dillon backs a citizen who refuses to sell land to a railroad builder, so the builder buys liquor for his large crews causing drunken riots in Dodge.

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Ramon Bieri ...
Forbes
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Larnen
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James Nusser ...
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Shug Fisher ...
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Don Hanmer ...
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James McCallion ...
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Dillon backs a citizen who refuses to sell land to a railroad builder, so the builder buys liquor for his large crews causing drunken riots in Dodge.

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Wes Cameron represents the North Platte Railroad; why would he be worried about freight on the AT&S.F. (Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe) car, a competing railroad. Since they are laying track into Dodge City the tracks the car is sitting on can't belong to him and the car is an AT&S.F. car. See more »

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Jim Graham: [Matt going to talk to the railroad men] Go ahead Marshal, bash his head in.
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A fine story with one heck of a fight scene.
8 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was turning out to be a great story with some of the most interesting subject matter that we had seen in sometime. Then they almost ruin the entire show by having a fight scene that resembled something from the Disney movie 'Apple Dumpling Gang'. But the show still held together and produced an entertaining program that made for good viewing.

It involved the railroad and their mistake of not buying Jim Graham's land. When the survey teams get to his farm they use some heavy-handed tactics to try to evict him. Marshal Dillon has to get rough with the railroad men making them call the boss Wes Cameron.

Wes is bound to make Marshal Dillon pay for siding with the one man over the railroad so he brings all his workers into town to start trouble. When Matt refuses to give-in to the railroad it will cause one heck of a fight between the Marshal and the railroad boss.

There is more to this episode than the serious side of the main plot. When Festus is trying to read and write, in his own way, it was actually a rather funny scene. Then you have another humorous scene when Louie happens to stumble, thanks to his nose, on a train car full of liquor. With the fine acting and the interesting subject, this episode made for a fine watch.


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