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Re: The Ticket to Tomahack

January 02, 2008 10:54AM
michael Wrote:
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> I just watched The Ticket to Tomahack for the
> first time today. I have some questions.
>
> 1. What railroad or branched was this filmed on?
> My guess the RGS? Since the RGS southern exsisted
> until 1 year after this film was shot? And that it
> #20 pulled the last train on the RGS.

It was filmed on the Silverton Branch. except for one scene filmed at the Lighter Creek trestle (RGS bridge 160-A)

RGS #20, Caboose #0409 & D&RGW flat 1026, Box 3745, combine 212 were all rented and were painted for the T&W.

> Well I guess I answered that Question...
>
> 2. How long did it keep that paint scheme after
> the movie was over?

#20 went back into service still painted (partially) for the movie during the fall stock rush in '49. (I'm not sure how much of the movie scheme it retained during this period) After the rush it was repainted to normal except that the clipper ship painting was retained (crews were said to like it and asked for it to stay) with Rio Grande Southern lettered above it (using two different size stencils!) and it remained that way until the end of the RGS.

#0409 was not used again by the RGS(AFAIK) and retained the movie lettering until the end.

I assume the D&GRW equipment was all promptly repainted but, other than #212, I don't know that for certain.

>
> 3. Wasn't #20 a coal burner?

Yes.

> 4. Where was the Station featured in the Movie?

Silverton, I think. (I've never seen the movie. Wish it would come out on DVD already!)

> 5.Did they actually pull the engine across dirt or
> take the engine apart?

Neither, they planned to pull it 'til they found out how heavy it really was. A mock-up (wood, fiberglass and god knows what) was made and used in those scenes. If you look in the archives here you can get it's history in later years. (Petticoat Junction, etc.)

hank
(mostly from "Silver San Jaun", Chap. 10 "Tenwheeler in Greasepaint"
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