CBRy wrote:RFDTV has a couple of train-related (both model and full-sized) showsTIVO is how I catch those every week. They are usually on at 0100 Monday mornings, however I have caught the program on other days.
that they show on odd (not regularly shceduled) occasions. The problem
is that they are usually broadcast ot 0100-0200 at night! They are good
programs, however. Many showing steam still running throught the use
of professionally shot videos of different steam locos on special runs.
Even though there is not much mention on TV as a whole about railroads,
there certainly is enough material, both old (classic?) and new, to justify
the creation of an "all railroad" cable/satellite channel. Maybe we should
mount a letter-writing campaign to the TV providers? Couldn't hurt.
It's GOTTA be better than some other stuff out there!!!
Red Arrow Fan wrote:Wow, nobody mentioned the 1960s TV series "The Wild Wild West" starring Robert Conrad and Ross Martin. A train was their base of operations.And Wild Wild West has returned to popularity with DVDs, as a classic example of early televisions "steampunk" genre. http://www.sfuniverse.com/2009/12/22/wi ... -was-cool/
(Similar in some ways is the late-1960s movie "Once Upon a Time in the West", except that the train was the "bad guys" headquarters.)