CTVA Western - "Union Pacific" (California National/synd) (1958-59) Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt

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Union Pacific (1958-59)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox, Jim Rondeau (Oct 2016) (ep 1.14)
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com), BBC Radio Times

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UNION PACIFIC
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California National Productions
for
First-Run Syndication
Produced by George M. Cahan

US Western series 1958-59 39 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Jeff Morrow
as Major Bart McClelland
Judd Pratt
as Billy Kincaid
Susan Cummings
as Georgia

Premise:
Adventures of railroad construction boss Bart McClelland in the 1880's. Aided in his efforts by surveyor Billy Kinkaid. The third main cast member
was Georgia, who ran the "Golden Nugget" Saloon which was housed in a fancy railroad car and followed along with the rail crew on the newly laid tracks.

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Syndicated Program

1.01 [--] Union Pacific: THE BLACK HILLS INCIDENT
27Sep58 [us] syndicated airdate
Written by Sidney Marshall
Directed by Sobey Martin
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt, Susan Cummings
Guest Cast:
John Hoyt ............ Ralston
William Bryant ....... Torg Baxter
Robert Bice .......... McCarthy
Synopsis:
The railway will be closed unless Bart finds a way through the hills. Indian attack and treachery alike are meant to stop him. [BBC Radio Times]
(10Aug60 BBC UK, Wed 5:10pm)

1.02 [--] Union Pacific: DEADLINE
04Oct58 US syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Guest Cast:
Raymond Bailey
Synopsis:
As if the fight against heat, Indians, and sickness were not enough, Bart and his men get involved in a fight against time. [BBC Radio Times]
(UK airdates: Dec 1959 / Repeat 30Nov60 BBC Wed 5:10-5:35pm)

[03] Union Pacific: Yesterday's Killer (1958.10.11)
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt

[04] Union Pacific: Payroll to Cheyenne (1958.10.18)
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt

1.05 [--] Union Pacific: THE CHALLENGE
25Oct58 [us] syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Synopsis:
Forging an iron road across America and learning the new-fangled English sport of 'box fighting' keeps the men
fully occupied until a gun-slinging gambler turns up. Then the Major has to play an unexpected hand.  [BBC Radio Times]
(UK airdate: 28Sep60 BBC UK, Wed 5:10pm)

1..06 [--] Union Pacific: THE SURVEYOR
01Nov58 US syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Synopsis:
Bart has double trouble when old Mr. Gummet promises to let the railroad run through his town but reckons without his angry son,
and when his only young surveyor decides that life at the railhead is too boring to be endured.[BBC Radio Times]
(03Aug60 BBC UK, Wed 5:10pm)

1.07 [--] Union Pacific: INDIAN TREATY
08Nov58 US syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Synopsis:
Bart and a gang are breaking ground in a remote valley in mid winter and run short of supplies. To add to his troubles there are Indians around.
Eventually Bart decides that he can get help only from the Indians. Can he risk the danger of making a treaty with them? [BBC Radio Times]
(13Jul60 BBC UK, Wed 5:10pm) 

[08] Union Pacific: The Bridge at Devil's Canyon (1958.11.15)
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt

1.09 [--] Union Pacific: DEKETT TERRITORY
22Nov58 US syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Synopsis:
Two men from Bart's tearm are thrown into jail by a man through whose land the railroad will run. He threatens to hang the men,
but Bart continues to build. How can Bart save his men and the railroad? [BBC Radio Times]
(06Jul60 BBC UK, Wed 5:10pm)

[10] Union Pacific: End of Track (1958.11.29)
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt

1.11 [--] Union Pacific: THE DALE INCIDENT
06-Dec-1958 [us] syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Synopsis:
Building a railroad does not seem popular with the citizens of Dale - as Bart very quickly finds out. But why?
Which is friend and which is enemy? Bart solves the mystery with a box-car load of "toy soldiers". [BBC Radio Times]
(UK airdates: 07Oct59 BBC UK, Wed 5:35 pm / 5Oct59 BBC Wed)

[12] Union Pacific: The Haunted Hills (1958.12.13)
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt

1.13 [--] Union Pacific: THE CHALLENGE
20-Dec-1958 [US] syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Synopsis:
Forging an iron road across America and learning the new-fangled English sport of 'box fighting' keeps the men
fully occupied until a gun-slinging gambler turns up. Then the Major has to play an unexpected hand.
(UK airdate: 28Sep60 BBC UK, Wed 5:10pm)

1.14 [--] Union Pacific: THE IMPRACTICAL JOKER
27-Dec-1958 US syndicated airdate
Synopsis:
Willie McKay's practical jokes are slowing up the work and demoralizing the men.  When his favorite foil -- Jeb Morgan -- is slightly injured
by one of his "jokes", Willie gives Bart his word that he'll give up the funny business for keeps.  But Jeb's antagonism is too great. 
Willie's jokes have cost him his dignity and a bonus.  A major accident occurs -- caused by Jeb's lack of judgement.  Rather than face the
anger of the man, Jeb turns the blame on Willie.  Willie risks his neck to prove to Bart that he had not broken his word -- and his courage
impresses Georgia.  She defies the angry men and shames Jeb into the truth.  Willie assumes new stature in their eyes, and Jeb assumes a new
sense of value. [Jim Rondeau]

1.15 [--] Union Pacific: INCIDENT AT BITTER CREEK
01Mar59 [us] syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Synopsis:
Bart and Georgia have a difficult time protecting an Indian wrongly accused of murder. [BBC Radio Times]
(UK airdate: 21Sep60 BBC UK, Wed 5:10 pm)

[16] Union Pacific: The Roadblock (1959.01.10)
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt

[17] Union Pacific: Patterns for Revenge (1959.01.17)
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt

1.18 [--] Union Pacific: IRON WEST
24-Jan-1959 [US] syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Guest Cast:
J.M. Kerrigan
Synopsis:
Three miles of track per day, through dust, disease, and savage Indians. Morale is low and Bart is faced
with a reckless drive over rickety bridges and crumbling track to save a man's life. [BBC Radio Times]
(UK airdates: 14Oct59 BBC UK, Wed 5:35pm / Repeat 12Oct60 BBC UK, Wed 5:10pm)

1.19 [--] Union Pacific: RAILROAD DOCTOR
31Jan59 US syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Synopsis:
A young railroad man studying to be a doctor is despised by the gang for spending his money on books.
A fight-and an accident-prove the value of his study. [BBC Radio Times]
(UK airdate: 24Aug60 BBC UK, Wed 5:15pm)

1.20 [--] Union Pacific: PRISON CAMP
07Feb59 US syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Synopsis:
Held prisoner in his own camp by a cavalry major for a make-believe reason, Bart finds a tribe of Indiana that doesn't exist! [BBC Radio Times]
(UK airdates: Dec 1959 / Repeat 7-Dec-1960 BBC Wed 5:10-5:35pm)

1.21 [--] Union Pacific: PAWNEE BILL
14Feb59 US syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Synopsis:
It takes more than dynamite or Indian arrows to shift Pawnee Bill-and when Bart tries surprise tactics, Bart is the one that gets the surprise.  [BBC Radio Times]
(UK airdates: 11Nov59 BBC Wed 5:10pm / Repeat 09Nov60 BBC  Wed 5:10pm)

[22] Union Pacific: Nineteen to Cheyenne (1959.02.21)
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt

1.23 [--] Union Pacific: THE LOST BOY
28Feb59 [us] syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Guest Cast:
Trevor Bardette
Bart has trouble with a mayor who will not let the railroad
through the town, and an accusation of kidnapping a boy adds to his difficulties. [BBC Radio Times]
(21Jun60 BBC UK Tue 5:10 pm)

 1.24 [--] Union Pacific: THE CHARMING RUSTLER
07-Mar-1959 syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Synopsis 1:
After promising the Indians 250 head of cattle in exchange for a right of way, Kyle Sutherland finds out that the price of cattle has jumped five times.
(28Aug58 ABC WTVN Columbus Ohio, Thur 10pm) [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The Indians are on the warpath, but one of Bart's men, Carl, stops their attack by promising them cattle. At the same time, the only local
ranch puts up the price of cattle to more than Bart can afford. How can Bart honour the treaty with the Indians and prevent their attacking? [BBC Radio Times]
(UK airdate: 27Jul60 BBC UK Wed 5:10pm)

[25] Union Pacific: COUNTERFEIT LADY
14Mar59 US syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Synopsis:
Bart faces some angry townspeople who find that their railway stock is forged and worthless. It doesn't seem possible,
but can there be a connection between this and a visit to town of a dear old lady with a sketch book? [BBC Radio Times}
(UK airdates 14Jun60 BBC Tue 5:10-5:35pm / Repeat 11Jan61 BBC Wed 5:10-5:35pm)

[26] Union Pacific: SUPPLY TRAIN
31Mar59 US syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Synopsis:
Bart meets more trouble in building the railway.
(UK airdates: June 1960 / Repeat 04-Jan-1961 BBC Wed 5:10-5:35pm)

[27] Union Pacific: The Choice (1959.03.28)
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt

[28] Union Pacific: THE BULLOCK INCIDENT
04Apr59 US syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
(UK airdates: Oct 1959 / Repeat 26-Oct-1960 BBC Wed 5:10-5:35pm)

1.29 [--] Union Pacific: THE CHEYENNE INCIDENT
11Apr59 US syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Synopsis:
Bart McClelland is angry when an agent appointed by the bankers to guard gold shipments is put over him, and even angrier when the agent suspects
one of his best men of attempting to steal gold. He has a dangerous time proving that he can look after gold shipments better than anyone else. [BBC Radio Times]
(UK airdate: 20Jul60 BBC UK Wed 5:10pm)

[30] Union Pacific: Runaway (1959.04.18)
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt

[31] Union Pacific: THE WEDDING
25Apr59 [us] syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
(Sep59 BBC UK )(19Oct60 BBC rpt Wed 5:10pm)
 
1.32[--] Union Pacific: THE TRESTLE
  02May59 US syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Synopsis 1:
Floods threaten to demolish a trestle and halt work on the railroad. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Another hold-up threatens Bart's plans for the new railroad. Floods are shifting the trestles of a bridge.
Georgia has a hunch, however, that the trouble lies deeper than the trestles. [BBC Radio Times]
(UK airdates: 16Dec59 BBC Wed / Repeat 14Dec60 BBC UK Wed) 

[33] Union Pacific: Women with Guns (1959.05.09)
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt

[34] Union Pacific: Ten to a Rail (1959.05.16)
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt

[35] Union Pacific: Ring of Iron (1959.05.23)
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt

[36] Union Pacific: THE GLASS BULLET
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
30May59 US syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Synopsis:
Head Office decides that the new railway needs publicity and arranges to send a journalist and photographer to report on building operations.
To Bart's dismay the journalist is a determined young woman whose search for photographs leads her into dangerous Indian territory. [BBC Radio Times]
(UK Airdates: BBC May 1960 / Repeat 21-Dec-1960 BBC Wed 5:10pm)

[37] Union Pacific: Cave-In (1959.06.06)
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt

[38] Union Pacific: TO THE DEATH
13Jun59 US syndicated airdate
Starring: Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Guest Cast:
John Doucette
Old Morgan and his sons ride for the Pony Express. Now the railroad is going to take away his living.
He will stop at nothing to prevent Bart McClelland from driving his track through. [BBC Radio Times] 
(UK airdate: 01Feb61 BBC Wed)

1.39 [--] Union Pacific: MEDICINE SHOW
17Nov58 Mon ABC, CBS, NBC affiliate WHDH-TV Boston Ma 8pm ET
starring
Jeff Morrow, Judd Pratt
Synopsis:
An old gentleman brings nothing but trouble to Bart and his men. [RF]

[--] Union Pacific: HELP WANTED (UK episode title)
Finding men to lay track is not so easy as Bart and Billy find out when they are ridden out of town
-but they return for the final reckoning! [BBC Radio Times]
(UK airdates: 25Nov59 BBC Wed / Repeat 23Nov60 BBC UK Wed)

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