Casey Jones – western TV show

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.


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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.
S1, Ep1
8 Oct. 1957 Night Mail

S1, Ep2
16 Oct. 1957 Spurline to Danger

S1, Ep3
21 Oct. 1957 Death Rides the Tender

S1, Ep4
23 Oct. 1957 The Gunslinger

S1, Ep5
28 Oct. 1957 A Badge for Casey

S1, Ep6
4 Nov. 1957 The Trackwalker

S1, Ep7
11 Nov. 1957 Prison Train

S1, Ep8
18 Nov. 1957 President’s Special

S1, Ep9
25 Nov. 1957 Way Station

S1, Ep10
2 Dec. 1957 Wail

S1, Ep11
9 Dec. 1957 The Old Timer

S1, Ep12
16 Dec. 1957 Run to Deadwood

S1, Ep13
23 Dec. 1957 The Marauders

S1, Ep14
30 Dec. 1957 One-Way Ticket

S1, Ep15
30 Dec. 1957 Lost Train

S1, Ep16
30 Dec. 1957 Storm Warning

S1, Ep17
30 Dec. 1957 Iron Men

S1, Ep18
30 Dec. 1957 Girl in the Cab

S1, Ep19
30 Dec. 1957 Night Run

S1, Ep20
30 Dec. 1957 Layover at Jamestown

S1, Ep21
30 Dec. 1957 The Black Box

S1, Ep22
30 Dec. 1957 Star Witness

S1, Ep23
30 Dec. 1957 The Dutch Clock

S1, Ep24
30 Dec. 1957 Dark Rider

S1, Ep25
17 Mar. 1958 Dangerous Hours

S1, Ep26
24 Mar. 1958 Treasure of Sam Bass

S1, Ep27
31 Mar. 1958 Hard Luck Train

S1, Ep28
7 Apr. 1958 The Silk Train

S1, Ep29
14 Apr. 1958 Lethal Journey

S1, Ep30
21 Apr. 1958 Honeymoon Express

S1, Ep31
28 Apr. 1958 The Fire Eater

S1, Ep32
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)

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