Jackson, California: Hooterville Cannonball - Fake Wooden TV Train (Gone)

Full-size wood replica of the Hooterville Cannonball steam locomotive and tender built in 1950, used in 1960s TV series "Petticoat Junction" and "Wild Wild West." Prop moved to various locations as a tourist attraction. In 2011 the museum in Jackson, CA sold it to a museum in Durango, CO.

Feb. 2012: Sold to museum in Durango, Colorado

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Hooterville Cannonball - Fake Wooden TV Train

It has moved to Colorado for restoration.

[Dan Epperson, 03/03/2012]

The old movie/TV prop train has been moved to a museum in Durango, CO. The Durango Railroad Historical Society refers to it by its original name, "The Emma Sweeney," and intend to restore it to how it appeared in its first movie, "A Ticket to Tomahawk." In the 1950s, Durango was the "Hollywood of the Rockies."

Hooterville Cannonball replica.

Hooterville Cannonball - Fake Wooden TV Train

It's still there. Very cool.

[Eric, 04/29/2010]

Renamed the "Amador Cannonball," this is a full-size wood replica of a steam locomotive and tender that was used in the TV series "Green Acres" and "Petticoat Junction."

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