Interesting Depression era film and it seemed to be tailor made for Lee Marvin.He did a great job with the character and Ernst Borgnine was equally at home as the sadistic conductor with a real dislike for anyone trying to ride the train free. Just chocked full of off the wall individuals. This appears to be another solid effort by Fox with a very good transfer - the only annoying "problem" was one part of the film where there was a definite "echo" effect when they were talking which lasted around 15 minutes - I imagine those parts may have been recorded in the studio after the fact since it was filmed mostly outdoors. Kind of odd. Otherwise a colorful movie with some lively characters. I've waited a long time for its arrival. The 1:85 AR looks very clean with solid colors and a pretty good stereo sound track. Well worth a look and a pleasure for any steam buff - lots of action involving the engines used. I do thank Fox for taking the time to release some of these until now hard to find titles. Touching on extras - there is a feature commentary by film historian Dana Polan and some TV spots and a Theatrical Trailer.