Casey Jones – western TV show.
This wonderful western TV series originally aired in 1957 and 1958 and starred Alan Hale Jr., Dub Taylor, Eddy Waller, Mary Lawrence and Bobby Clark. There are 32 episodes of this western series. Filmed one season only partly because of Alan Hale’s commitment to filming episodes of The Texan with Rory Calhoun. Casey Jones ran for 32 half-hour black-and-white episodes. Its theme song was a version of the “Ballad of Casey Jones”.
There are two versions of the opening title sequence. The first version features Pat Hogan (billed as playing Sam Peachpit) alongside Dub Taylor and Eddy Waller; however he only appears in the opening episode “Night Mail”. This version features Cinders the dog but not Mary Lawrence. The second
version, which opens with a head-on shot of the Cannonball coming down the line, has a different version of the shot of Alan Hale, Jr., with Bobby Clark in the cab and credits Mary Lawrence but omits Cinders. A reversed image is used in a close up of the Cannonball and the nameplate can be seen as reversed behind the show title.
There are alternate versions of the closing credits. Both feature Alan Hale, Jr., and Bobby Clark waving from the cab, the second features different shots of the Cannonball, including one of it passing over a trestle and the brow of a hill, and a different version of the song with slight amendments to the lyrics (to include Cinders). Alan Hale, Jr. filmed an introduction to the first episode on set with Bobby Clark where he introduced the new series to the audience.
The locomotive used in location footage was Sierra No. 3, which was also used in many other television shows and films.
Episode Guide to The Casey Jones Western TV Series Shows.
8 Oct. 1957 Night Mail
16 Oct. 1957 Spurline to Danger
21 Oct. 1957 Death Rides the Tender
23 Oct. 1957 The Gunslinger
28 Oct. 1957 A Badge for Casey
4 Nov. 1957 The Trackwalker
11 Nov. 1957 Prison Train
18 Nov. 1957 President’s Special
25 Nov. 1957 Way Station
2 Dec. 1957 Wail
9 Dec. 1957 The Old Timer
16 Dec. 1957 Run to Deadwood
23 Dec. 1957 The Marauders
30 Dec. 1957 One-Way Ticket
30 Dec. 1957 Lost Train
30 Dec. 1957 Storm Warning
30 Dec. 1957 Iron Men
30 Dec. 1957 Girl in the Cab
30 Dec. 1957 Night Run
30 Dec. 1957 Layover at Jamestown
30 Dec. 1957 The Black Box
30 Dec. 1957 Star Witness
30 Dec. 1957 The Dutch Clock
30 Dec. 1957 Dark Rider
17 Mar. 1958 Dangerous Hours
24 Mar. 1958 Treasure of Sam Bass
31 Mar. 1958 Hard Luck Train
7 Apr. 1958 The Silk Train
14 Apr. 1958 Lethal Journey
21 Apr. 1958 Honeymoon Express
28 Apr. 1958 The Fire Eater
5 May 1958 Mrs. Casey Jones
Alan Hale, Jr. – Casey Jones
Dub Taylor – Wallie Sims (the fireman)
Bobby Clark – Casey Jones, Jr. (Casey’s son)
Mary Lawrence – Alice Jones (Casey’s wife)
Eddy Waller – Red Rock Smith (the train conductor)