Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Tales Of The Texas Rangers" - Last Stop (Aired August 10, 1952)
Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952. Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases. The series was produced and directed by Stacy Keach, Sr., and was sponsored for part of its run by Wheaties. Captain Manuel T. "Lone Wolf" Gonzaullas, a Ranger for 30 years and who was said to have killed 31 men during his career, served as consultant for the series. The series was adapted for television from 1955 to 1957 and produced by Screen Gems.
August 10, 1952. NBC network. "Last Stop"
. Sustaining. Based on the events of July, 1931. A disastrous train wreck was caused by a railroad tie on the tracks, and it looks like it was done deliberately! Bert Holland, Hal Gibney (host), Jeffrey Silver, Joel McCrea (guest), Ken Christy, Leo Cleary, Stacy Keach (producer, director), Tony Barrett, Whitfield Connor. 26:41. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.