BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID TOP UK HISTORY CHANNEL POLL

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the famous 1969 Western starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, has been named the “most iconic Western of all time” in a new poll. The survey, conducted by the UK’s HISTORY Channel to mark its launch of Redford’s docu-drama series The West, saw the Newman-Redford film win almost half… Read More BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID TOP UK HISTORY CHANNEL POLL

ROBERT REDFORD’S AMERICAN WEST SERIES DEBUTS IN UK

The acclaimed docu-drama series, The American West (2016), will have its UK debut June 27th on that nation’s HISTORY channel. The eight-hour eight-part series focuses upon the years 1865 to 1890 in the American West, exploring lesser-known stories of such icons as Billy the Kid, Sitting Bull, Jesse James, Crazy Horse, and Wyatt Earp. The… Read More ROBERT REDFORD’S AMERICAN WEST SERIES DEBUTS IN UK

NATIONWIDE RALLIES TO SAVE AMTRAK TRAINS

As a response to the current US administration’s budgetary plan to end all long-distance Amtrak trains in America, nationwide rallies opposing the cuts are set for June 23rd and 24th. Led by the non-profit National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP), the #Rally4Trains events will draw attention to the key role that long-distance passenger rail plays… Read More NATIONWIDE RALLIES TO SAVE AMTRAK TRAINS

NEW BOOK ON CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR TRAIN TO BE RELEASED

A new book is set to look at the famous cross-country train, the California Zephyr. In its current incarnation with Amtrak, the passenger train runs once a day (each way) between Chicago, Illinois, and Emeryville, California, a distance of over 2,400 miles. John Kelly’s The California Zephyr: An Entertaining History of America’s Most Celebrated Train… Read More NEW BOOK ON CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR TRAIN TO BE RELEASED

HELL ON WHEELS COLLECTOR’S SET NOW AVAILABLE

A new collector’s set for fans of AMC’s Hell on Wheels (2011-2016) is now available. Released today (May 30th), Hell on Wheels: The Complete Limited Edition Collector’s Set with Soundtrack offers not only every episode of the series but also contains a number of items designed to give context to the Western railroad drama. The… Read More HELL ON WHEELS COLLECTOR’S SET NOW AVAILABLE

RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 DELAYED UNTIL SPRING 2018

Rockstar Games has announced that the release of its highly-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 will shift from Fall 2017 to Spring 2018. The game is currently set to launch on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.  The game-maker’s official statement as to the change, delivered May 22nd, included the following text: “Red Dead Redemption… Read More RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 DELAYED UNTIL SPRING 2018