Head railroad man Dan is as ugly as he is honorable. When he spots a drifter who'd hopped a freight held up by a landslide, Dan offers the man a job; then he finds the man was a railroader, too, and takes him under his wing. Engaged to Mary, Dan doesn't notice the growing attraction between his protégé and his intended, but focuses instead on running the railroad.
Ron Kerrigan <email@example.com>
World's Greatest Railroad Talk Thriller
Did You Know?
Enough 1930 Chicago buildings have survived to make it possible to reconstruct the train's filmed entrance to Chicago, coming in from the west on Milwaukee Road tracks at ground level, and making a sweeping right turn to parallel the west side of the Chicago River on final approach southbound into Union Station, passing by the loading docks of the curving Braun Bottles building and the massive Seng Terminal Warehouse, now gone. Much of what was open-air track in 1930 is now covered by high-rises such as the Boeing building. See more
The locomotive that arrives in Chicago is not the same one that left on the trip. When Larry adds oil to the smoking "hotbox" en route, for example, the wheel has an outside journal box that he puts the oil into from a can. The loco that arrives in Chicago has an inside journal on this wheel (under the cab), a different type than the one the loco had earlier. See more
Not exactly handsome. Why, my pants looks like a street before they laid the pavement down.
With You With Me
Music by Oscar Levant
Lyrics by Sidney Clare See more