Hollywood and the Eureka
In 1938 the Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber co sold the Eureka to Hollywood interests after serving that railroad since 1896. Warner Brothers studio purchased the engine from a scrap dealer and used the old engine in such movies as Torrid Zone, Cheyenne Autumn, and The Great Train Robbery; her last film was The Shootist (1976). In 1978 the Eureka was a part of the rebuilding of a similar engine Sonoma at the California Railroad Museum. In 1978 the Eureka was sold to Old Las Vegas, an amusement park where she remained until a fire nearly sent her to the scrap yard, eleven years after her 100th birthday.
Keywords: Cheyenne Autumn, Eureka, Eureka and Palisade, Hollywood, Nevada, The Great Train Robbery, The Shootist, movies
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