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Shadow Run - Ben gets mistaken for a notorious gunslinger.
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After winning the incomplete Buffalo Pass, Scalplock & Defiance Railroad in a poker game, gambler turned railroad baron Ben Calhoun (Dale Robertson) battles adversity on all fronts as he works to complete the line. From Indians to bankers, Calhoun hunkers down for the fight of his life in this Wild West adventure series.
  • Season

S1/EP 1 - The Rails Run West

Ben Calhoun wins a railroad in a poker game but finds that a former partner also holds a claim on the line.

S1/EP 2 - The Dynamite Drive

A cattleman gives Ben's railroad three weeks to deliver 1,100 steers. Then he tries to ensure that the railroad misses the deadline.

S1/EP 3 - High Devil

Ben tries to get a right of way for his railroad from a hostile, rifle totin' woman.

S1/EP 4 - Right of Way Through Paradise

Ben's poker prowess wins him the services of four Confederate soldiers who are still fighting the war.

S1/EP 5 - The Pride at the Bottom of the Barrel

Ben gets stuck in the middle of a conflict between a band of Apaches and a company of Army misfits.

S1/EP 6 - Broken Gun

A young woman and her uncle ask Dave for protection — only they won't tell him from what.

S1/EP 7 - Cougar Man

A crazed Apache kills several railroad workers in order to rid himself of a curse.

S1/EP 8 - War Cloud

An Army prisoner throws a monkey wrench into Ben's plans to impress a banker.

S1/EP 9 - No Wedding Bells for Tony

Ben journeys to attend the wedding of an old buddy — but the friend is nowhere to be found.

S1/EP 10 - The Man from New Chicago

Ben must pose as a gunman in order to gain entrance into an outlaw hideaway where Dave is being held hostage.

S1/EP 11 - Explosion at Waycrossing

Ben tries to recover the $50,000 that was stolen from one of his railroad's baggage cars.

S1/EP 12 - Through Ticket to Gunsight

Someone is determined to stop Dave from escorting a woman to her gold mining claim.

S1/EP 13 - Town Full of Fear

Ben puts his life on the line when he tries to purchase a right of way for his railroad.

S1/EP 14 - Big Deal

Ben searches for the kidnappers of a financier.

S1/EP 15 - A Dozen Ways to Kill A Man

Someone arranges a phony gold strike to lure away employees from Ben's railroad.

S1/EP 16 - Hellcat

Looking for a route through Native American territory, Ben hires a female guide.

S1/EP 17 - Welcome for the General

Dave tries to prevent a murder plot against General William T. Sherman from coming to fruition.

S1/EP 18 - The Pembrooke Blood

Ben ends up staking the company payroll and his life on the outcome of a card game.

S1/EP 19 - Volcano Wagon

Ben undergoes a hazardous trip carrying nitro-glycerin in order to free three people trapped in a rock slide.

S1/EP 20 - The Bridge at Forty Mile

Dave and Nils help a lumberman search for his missing brother.

S1/EP 21 - Shadow Run

Ben gets mistaken for a notorious gunslinger.

S1/EP 22 - Banner with a Strange Device

Orphan Barnabas tries to discover his true identity but he might be risking his life by doing so.

S1/EP 23 - Appointment with an Epitaph

A hired gun boards the train for Scalplock — and he's not headed there on vacation.

S1/EP 24 - The Red Tornado

Hostile Shoshones threaten to wipe out a Wyoming town unless Ben hands over an eight-year-old boy to their custody.

S1/EP 25 - Decision at Sundown

Dave is faced with the ominous task of outwitting a band of killers.

S1/EP 26 - The Passenger

Ben gets caught in the middle when a passenger on his line is found to be wanted by Mexican authorities but protected by the American government.

S1/EP 27 - The Execution

A freight line owner hires an outlaw to steal a train from Ben's railroad.

S1/EP 28 - Death by Triangulation

Three men lose the sum of $50,000 to Ben in a poker game. Then they decide to steal it back.

S1/EP 29 - The Golden Web

Ben unwittingly allows a con man to sell surplus railroad land that has been rigged for a phony gold strike.

S1/EP 30 - Sister Death

A female prisoner traveling on Ben's railroad becomes the target of killers.

S2/EP 1 - Diablo

Ben gets conned into buying a horse that's supposedly the fastest mount in the West.

S2/EP 2 - Consignment: Betsy the Boiler

Ben badly needs a new boiler for his engine but he lacks enough cash to fend off a determined group of competitors.

S2/EP 3 - Gallows for Billy Pardew

Ben defends a railroad employee charged with murder.

S2/EP 4 - Five Days to Washtiba

Ben protects a group of starving Native Americans from bigoted ranchers.

S2/EP 5 - The Silver Bullet

The estranged wife of a killer begs Dave not to reveal the whereabouts of her husband.

S2/EP 6 - Grapes of Grass Valley

Ben tries to help a group of French monks establish a vineyard despite the opposition of a trapper.

S2/EP 7 - Leopards Try, But Leopards Can't

A former bounty hunter arrives in Scalplock to try to start a new life.

S2/EP 8 - The Return of Hode Avery

Ben clashes with a troublemaker who has murder on his mind.

S2/EP 9 - Four Guns to Scalplock

Four of the railroad's passengers are killers transporting a coffin filled with stolen gold.

S2/EP 10 - Steel Chain to a Music Box

A man blames Barnabas for his son's critical injury and vows to kill him if the boy dies.

S2/EP 11 - Six Hours to Sky High

Ben races against time to stop a plot by an employee to dynamite a payroll train.

S2/EP 12 - T Is for Traitor

Ben has no choice but to turn to a traitorous Civil War veteran in order to get a gold shipment out of town.

S2/EP 13 - Dealer's Choice

Ben uses poker tactics to outwit two swindlers who conned him out of $100,000.

S2/EP 14 - Wild Track

Ben ends up driving a hijacked railroad car that's being pursued by both sides of the law.

S2/EP 15 - Death Has Two Faces

Once again, the railroad is facing bankruptcy unless Ben can purchase a right of way.

S2/EP 16 - The Prisoners

Two passengers disrupt a train voyage: a killer being brought to trial and a shy woman being forced into an arranged marriage.

S2/EP 17 - Dry Run to Glory

Ben must outmaneuver an outlaw who hijacks one of his trains to kidnap the son of a wealthy rancher.
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