The Virginian (1962–1971)
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We've Lost a Train 

Trampas is sent to Mexico to pickup a bull. He must go through Laredo where he gets into trouble with three Texas Rangers over a woman. Circumstances put him with them as they find a lost train and then the money stolen from it.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Judge Henry Garth (credit only)
Emmett Ryker
Betsy Garth
Randy Benton
The Virginian
Reese Bennett
Chad Cooper
Joe Riley
Captain Edward Parmalee
Captain Estrada
Carmelita Flanagan
Mama Dolores
The Man


Trampas, looking forward to the big dance in town, is sent instead by the Virginian to Mexico to return with a bull purchased by Judge Garth. While in Laredo waiting to cross over into Mexico, Trampas becomes involved in fights with three Texas Rangers over the beautiful red haired singer and saloon owner, Carmelita Flanagan. The three Rangers are sent by Captain Parmalee to look for a lost train carrying gold. Trampas and the Rangers leave Laredo at the same time and direction so he travels with them. They find the train with the crew killed, gold stolen, and a baby alive from the family of one of the crewmen. Trampas goes with them into Mexico to recover money stolen from the train and to save the baby which needs milk. After crossing the Rio Grande, they run into the Mexican Federales who order them back to Texas but the Rangers ignore the order to take the baby to Mama Dolores in a nearby town. There they are attacked by the Yaqui Indians. The men realize they may be involved in ... Written by Anonymous

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21 April 1965 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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A Fun Episode
19 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

This episode of The Virginian also served as a pilot episode for the western TV show Laredo. Trampas is sent to Texas to purchase a valuable bull & encounters three rowdy Texas Rangers played by Neville Brand(Reese Bennett),Peter Brown(Chad Cooper),& William Smith(Joe Riley) as well as their captain played by Phillip Carey. Trampas meets the respective rangers Reese,Chad,& Joe one-by-one & each ranger is ready to fight with Trampas due to some unfortunate incidents.Later,as Trampas leaves Laredo to purchase the bull he again runs into the three rangers who are on an assignment,since they are all headed in the same direction they ride together & Trampas becomes embroiled in the rangers mission.Ultimately they come to respect one another & become friendly.Captain Parmalee even tries to sign Trampas up into the Texas Rangers by the end of the episode.Laredo debuted in the fall of 1965 & ran for only two seasons.Laredo was a terrific show with plenty of action,adventure as well as humor & remains my favorite TV western to this day.

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