Filmed in 1961, this film features a chase scene from Tacoma to Shelton resulting in the subsequent crash of a train from an abandoned two-tier 200' high wooden railway trestle spanning the Wynoochee River (built in 1939 and scheduled for demolition).
In the climatic final scene of the movie, as the hero and heroine flee into the forest by rail, the train and bridge are burnt from the impending destructive forest fire.
This movie never became a box office hit, however, for northwest logging nostalgia, this adventure flick is a bit of a "cult" classic in Mason County as many of the extras were locals.
Hosted during the Mason County Forest Festival, tickets support the Mason County Historical Museum. Cost is $5. They can be purchased in advance at the Museum on Railroad, online or at the Shelton Cinema.
Note Regarding the Ring of Fire Train Wreckage:
Gray Harbor Talks reported on the movie and exploring the train wreckage that proved too difficult to remove from the area. Please be aware that this area is not suitable for children or those not used to exploring steep ravines using ropes.