Passed | | Action, Adventure, Western
Feud between the long-established stagecoach and steamship lines and the emergent railway companies trying to expand into the Midwest.
The two locomotives featured in the film are Virginia & Truckee #21, "J.W. Bowker" and Baltimore & Ohio #147, "Thatcher Perkins." The former was leased from the Pacific Coast Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, and is now on display at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento. The latter was leased from the B&O historic collection in Baltimore, where it resides to this day.
The film is set in the pre-Civil War period. The passenger cars have clerestory ridges in the roofs, a feature not available until after the Civil War.