+ The Railroad Hour was a radio series of musical dramas and comedies broadcast from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s. Sponsored by the Association of American Railroads, the series condensed musicals and operettas to shorter lengths, concentrating on those written before 1943. Singer-actor Gordon MacRae starred in scripts by Jean Holloway, Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee. Marvin Miller was the announcer. Warren Barker, at the age of 24, was appointed chief arranger for The Railroad Hour, a position he held for six years. The show's musical director was Carmen Dragon. With its theme song, "I've Been Working on the Railroad", the series began on ABC October 4, 1948 as a 45-minute program, advertised as "World's Greatest Musical Comedies." It was reduced to 30 minutes on April 25, 1949, continuing until September 26, 1949. It then moved to NBC for a run from October 3, 1949, until June 21, 1954. On both networks it aired Monday evenings at 8pm(et).-WikiPedia
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Please enjoy these 161 old time radio episodes:
|N/A||railroad hour (086) princess pat||
+ "The Princess Pat". Sponsored by: The Association Of American Railroads. The last show of the sea...
|N/A||railroad hour (098) review of 1926||
+ Program #49. , AFRS rebroadcast. "Review Of 1926". The program features the songs of 1926, starti...
|N/A||railroad hour (100) review of 1929||
+ "Review Of 1929". Sponsored by: The Association Of American Railroads. The program is also referre...
|N/A||railroad hour (099) review of 1935||
+ "Review Of 1935". Sponsored by: The Association Of American Railroads. The program is also referre...
|N/A||railroad hour (170) review of 1951||
+ This special New Years Eve transcribed show The Railroad Hour invites you to a review of the year,...
|N/A||railroad hour (162) rose marie||
+ The Railroad Hour presents the great Broadway musical hit, Rose Marie, starring Gordon MacRae and ...
|N/A||railroad hour (273) snow white||
+ The Railroad Hour present Walt Disney’s enduring and lovely Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
|N/A||railroad hour (270) state fair||
+ The Railroad Hour presents the popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical play, State Fair, starring ...
|N/A||railroad hour (262) student prince||
+ The association of American Railroads inaugurates its full festival of famous musicals by bringing...
|N/A||railroad hour (188) sunny||
+ The Railroad Hour show train present one of the great Broadway musical comedy success Sunny. The ...
|N/A||railroad hour (160) sweethearts||
+ The Railroad Hour presents a memorable musical hit, Victor Herbert’s Sweethearts, starring Gordo...
|N/A||railroad hour (205) the pirates of picadilly||
+ The Fred Allen Show with Fred’s special guests, Miss Beatrice Lilly, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pio...
|N/A||railroad hour (002) anything goes||
+ "Anything Goes". Sponsored by: The Association Of American Railroads. + The Raildroad Hour show ...
|N/A||railroad hour (218) babes in toyland||
+ The Railroad Hour show train present the memorable Victor Herbert operetta Babes In Toyland starri...
|N/A||railroad hour (230) bittersweet||
+ The Raildroad Hour show train present the charming Noel Coward operetta Bitter Sweet starring Doro...
|N/A||railroad hour (163) bohemian girl||
+ The Railroad Hour brings you a popular version of Balfe’s immortal opera Bohemian Girl, starring...
|N/A||railroad hour (070) brigadoon||
+. "Brigadoon". Sponsored by: The Association Of American Railroads. + Two American tourists get lo...
|N/A||railroad hour (175) east wind||
+ The Railroad Hour presents the Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein operetta East Wind starring G...
|N/A||railroad hour (177) frederika||
+ The Railroad Hour presents the operetta by Franz Lehar Frederica starring Gordon MacRae and his gu...
|N/A||railroad hour (220) holiday inn||
+ Railroad Hour presents the musical magic of Mr Irving Berlin from Paramount Picture’s great musi...
|N/A||railroad hour (164) jubilee||
+ The Railroad Hour presents the great Cole Porter/Moss Hart musical hit Jubilee starring Gordon Mac...
|N/A||railroad hour (165) mademoiselle modiste||
+ The Railroad Hour presents the great Victor Herbert operetta Mademoiselle Modiste starring Gordon ...
|N/A||railroad hour (159) martha||
+ Martha, starring Gordon MacRae and his guest Lucille Norman. The choir is under the direction of N...
|N/A||railroad hour (192) minstrel boy||
+ The Railroad Hour presents the musical The Minstrel Boybased on the life and songs of the patrioti...
|N/A||railroad hour (016) naughty marietta||
+ "Naughty Marietta". Sponsored by: The Association Of American Railroads. The musical was subsequ...