THE LEGEND OF BUTCH & SUNDANCE – THE TV MOVIE

The Legend of Butch & Sundance (2006) is a curious movie. Filmed in 2003 and intended for a 2004 release as a TV movie on NBC, it did not air until two years after that. Conceived as a TV pilot for a series that did not materialize, this 89-minute family-friendly Western features some interesting performances,…

WESTERN VIDEO GAME FLASHBACK – OUTLAWS (1997)

In the year of the coming Red Dead Redemption 2, it is worth flashing back to a major touchstone in the Western video game genre, one marking its 20th anniversary, LucasArts’ Outlaws (1997). Released for PC (personal computer) platform, Outlaws is a “first-person shooter” in which players experience the game thru the eyes of the…

CHICAGO TRANSPORTATION CENTER HOSTING TRAINS MAGAZINE TALK ON CHICAGO ISSUE

The Northwestern University Transportation Center (Evanston, Illinois) is set to host a presentation with two editors from Trains magazine to discuss that periodical’s new Chicago special issue. The February 16th event features David Lassen and Jim Wrinn, who will talk about their new 100-page Chicago, America’s Railroad Capital, and rail operations in the city. Associate Editor…

NEW EDITION OF IDAHO RAILROAD BOOK RELEASED

A revised edition of the Idaho-focused Railroads Through the Coeur d’Alenes has been released. The newer 2016 edition expands upon the first version of the book, originally published in 1983. Author John Wood has augmented the volume’s railroad history to include a new layout, over 400 photo images, and the history of the last Burlington Northern…

TIMELESS – JESSE JAMES & BASS REEVES IN NEW EPISODE

The characters of Timeless, the new science fiction NBC series, journey back to the era of Jesse James in tonight’s episode (January 23rd). Debuting in October 2016, the show follows history professor Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer), scientist Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett), and soldier Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) as they try to stop Garcia Flynn (Goran…

COLORADO RAILROAD MUSEUM OFFERS BEHIND-SCENES TOUR WITH DIRECTOR

The Colorado Railroad Museum, located west of Denver in Golden, is offering its first Adult Education program of 2017 this coming Saturday, January 21st. On that day, the museum’s Executive Director, Donald Tallman, will give a behind-the-scenes tour. Entitled “Director’s Pick”, Tallman will share some of his favorite museum spots and stories.   The Colorado…

BUTCH CASSIDY FAMILY CABIN TO BE RESTORED

The state of Utah is set to restore a cabin that historians believe once housed a youthful Butch Cassidy. Located south of Circleville, Utah, the wooden structure will receive $138,000 in funding to disassemble and rebuild it from its currently-tilted condition. Born in Utah as Robert Leroy Parker in 1866, the son of two English…