Rehearsing for the movie

by Larry Rose & Dick Pennick

"General MacArthur" returned last month, not to the Philippines as he promised in 1942, but to the Santa Fe/ Amtrak depot in San Diego, and PSRMA was there in grand style. Universal Studios (MCA Universal) film crews set up in front of the depot to shoot a segment of their upcoming World War II epic about the exploits of General Douglas MacArthur. Three restored items of PSRMA rolling stock, rented by the studio, got starring roles.

Read more in Report # 131
MacArthur movie poster
Coos Bay in front of the depot
The train in front of the depot
The train seen through depot arches
 Movie clips: WMV (lo res, 29MB) or WMV (hi res, 283MB) or MP4 (76MB)

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