Petticoat Junction: Season 1, Episode 1

Spur Line to Shady Rest (24 Sep. 1963)

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The struggling Shady Rest Hotel is further jeopardized when a no-nonsense vice president of the C & FW Railroad is dispatched to investigate the apparently forgotten spur line that connects the towns of Hooterville and Pixley.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Pat Woodell ...
Betty Jo Bradley (as Linda Kaye)
Eddie Quillan ...
John Ashley ...


Officials of the C. & F.W. Railroad discover the company is still running a short spur line between Hooterville and Pixley. C. & F.W. dispatches Homer Bedloe to find out what's going on and to shut it down. The spur line carries the "Cannonball" train, and is vital to the Shady Rest Hotel, run by Kate Bradley, her three grown daughters and "Uncle Joe" Carson. If Bedloe succeeds, Kate faces ruin. Written by Bill Koenig

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24 September 1963 (USA)  »

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Smiley Burnette's first TV performance. See more »


After boarding the train at the Shady Rest, it proceeds to Drucker's store where it waits for Kate and the girls while they shop. After getting back on the train with their supplies the next stop is the Shady Rest. See more »


Floyd Smoot: I wonder what kind of engines they're runnin' on the main line now.
Charley Pratt: I wouldn't know, Floyd. It must be twenty years since we've seen the main line.
Floyd Smoot: Yeah! You reckon they'll ever put that trestle back up so we can get there?
Charley Pratt: No. Floyd, if you ask me, the folks have forgotten all about us at the C & F.W.
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