Television version of the classic train story of Casey Jones, the engineer of the steam-engine powered "Cannonball Express".




1958   1957  




Series cast summary:
...  Casey Jones 32 episodes, 1957-1958
Bobby Clark ...  Casey Jones Jr. 32 episodes, 1957-1958
...  Red Rock Smith / ... 31 episodes, 1957-1958
...  Wallie Sims 31 episodes, 1957-1958
Mary Lawrence ...  Alice Jones 16 episodes, 1957-1958


Television version of the classic train story of Casey Jones, the engineer of the steam-engine powered "Cannonball Express".

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Adventure | Western





Release Date:

8 October 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casey Jones, der Lokomotivführer  »

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Technical Specs


(32 episodes)

Sound Mix:

| (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Casey Jones works for the Midwest & Central Railroad Company. See more »


Often, the movements/speed of the locomotive's drivers and the audible puffs do not sync up, nor do the pulls of the whistle-cord always match the audible whistle-toots. See more »


Spoofed in Petticoat Junction (1963) See more »

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A great show from my childhood
27 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

I appear to be the only person from the UK with a review for this superb show. It was shown in the UK in the 60's about 9 years after it was first produced. I was 7 years old then and remember the show with burning clarity . I still can't believe that they only made 32 episodes, and only 26 were ever shown in the UK, the show seemed to run forever ! I suppose when you're 7 years old, time seems to stretch out into infinity. Even now when I spot Alan Hale Jr. on a rerun of a film such as "Young at Heart" or a TV show such as the "Land of the Giants" I say to myself there goes Casey Jones. He played the role so brilliantly. Even when I spot his Dad, Alan Hale Snr. On one of the many films he made with Errol Flynn, I say to myself there goes Casey Jones's Dad ! If he had made another season of shows typecasting would have inevitably followed. It seems that he didn't, because of a prior commitment to another show at the time. How strange show business is. When you're 7 it's not show business though. Alan Hale Jr. really was Casey Jones, riding the Cannonball Express, and always will be.

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