BRAD PITT’S JESSE JAMES ADDED TO HBO STREAMS

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck, is now available on the HBO Go and HBO Now streaming services. Directed by Andrew Dominik and based upon a 1983 novel of the same name, the film is a meditative work on fame and friendship, set in…

WEEKEND RAILROADERS – DOCUMENTARY FILM ON SPEEDERS

One interesting film made about railroad speeder culture is Weekend Railroaders, released in 2013 on Blu-Ray and DVD. A speeder, sometimes called a railway motor car, is a motorized rail vehicle that was used by railroads to inspect track and move work crews between locations. While not fast in comparison to a regular train, the…

SUNDANCE: A NOVEL – Preview

The legends of the real-life American outlaws Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid remain sufficiently powerful enough to inspire fiction writers to create “what if” stories of their lives beyond the South American shoot-out that supposedly ended them. Sundance: A Novel, written by David Fuller and first published in 2014, is one such example. The…

MUSIC FOR THE ACR – FUNDRAISER FOR ALGOMA PASSENGER TRAIN

The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) has announced a major fundraising event toward re-starting passenger rail service on the Algoma Central Railway. On April 6th, celebrated Canadian folksinger Ian Tamblyn will perform at Algoma’s Water Tower Inn & Suites in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Money raised will support efforts by Missanabie Cree First Nation…

WESTWORLD NOW AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL PURCHASE

The first season of the acclaimed Westworld, which launched in Fall 2016 on HBO, is now available for digital purchase. The Sci-Fi/Western series is centered upon a technologically-advanced Western theme park, where rich guests pay to live out their fantasies without fear of being hurt by the various androids acting out Western characters.  However, beginning…

COLORADO FRONT RANGE PASSENGER RAIL – NEXT STEPS

The state of Colorado has taken an important recent step toward the return of passenger rail along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. On February 23rd, the state Senate approved a bill to continue the mandate of the Southwest Chief Commission to maintain & expand passenger service in the south of Colorado, while expanding…