Over the years, The Reno has appeared in more than 100 films including “How the West Was Won” (1962) and the “Wild Wild West” (1999). The locomotive was in working order when first brought to Old Tucson Studios, but was significantly damaged in the fire on the property in 1995. A plan to restore the locomotive is in preparation. Steam Locomotive #11, aka "The Reno," was built in 1872 by Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad (Nevada). Famed film producer Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (“MGM”) came to control the Reno, so that in September 1970, MGM was able to sell the Reno to Old Tucson Studios.
Old Tucson Filming Locations