Here’s a rare clipping from 1958. Roger Awsumb and his wife Paula and daughter Nancy boarding a train for a vacation in Seattle. This was published in The North Coaster, a newsletter for the Northern Pacific Railway, dated May-June 1958.
Casey’s Railroad Watch from 1962
Over the years, Casey Jones sold various products including the Casey Jones Joke Book, a Casey Jones railroad hat, and more. In the early sixties, he offered a Casey Jones Railroad Watch, which was an actual pocket watch produced by…
Lunch With Casey – December 27, 1972
Lunch With Casey went off the air at the end of 1972. No complete programs survive. There are about and hour or two of clips that have been preserved. However, at least one audio recording has been preserved. On December…
Merry Christmas from Lunch with Casey!
Thanks to everyone for remembering what a great show Lunch With Casey was. We hope you have a great Christmas and New Year. Celebrate with a little Walking in my Winter Underwear!
UPDATE Casey Jones and TNTatters TV Commerical
Every so often you run into something really cool. Here is an old TV commercial featuring Roger Awsumb as Casey Jones and Daryl Laub as T.N.Tatters. This dates to 1983. Daryl Laub played Skipper Daryl and J.P. Patches on WTCN…
Mystery Casey Jones Photo
Here’s a photo of Casey that I found years ago. Not sure where it came from, where it was taken, or even when it happened. It appears to be Casey making an appearance at a Halloween event of some kind. …
Casey Jones and Billy Boy Syrup
Johnny Kumpula shared these pictures of a can of Billy Boy Syrup with a Casey Jones promotion attached. As best I can tell, this dates to the late 50’s. Information about Billy Boy Syrup is hard to come by. I…
It’s been a Casey Jones holiday favorite since it was first performed on Lunch With Casey. The story goes that Casey lip synced to Jimmy Jenson’s recording of Walking in My Winter Underwear, while dancing in old style long underwear. After the broadcast, the show received a complaint from a viewer who was upset and […]
This advertisement appeared a couple times in TV Guide in 1961-62. At some point in 1961, the Casey Jones program moved from the 5PM slot back to it’s traditional 12 noon time slot. This is when the show name officially became “Lunch With Casey.” Casey’s show started in 1954 at noon and held that slot […]
Here is a very early article about Casey Jones and the Noontime Express from TV Guide in July or August 1954. The program had just debuted in June 1954 and already was very popular. Casey asked viewers to mail in letters about “what they liked to eat” and quickly received 2000 responses. Many of the […]
Here’s a cool poster from a 1971 Christmas event promoting appearances by Casey Jones, Clancy the Cop, and Willie Ketchem, along with a few Hollywood celebrities, and Santa Claus. Charlie McCarty was the mayor of St. Paul at the time, and was known locally as “Super Mayor.” This is a cleaned up reconstruction of the […]
We all remember Bob Duerr’s frequent visits to Lunch With Casey. This is a vintage press photo from 1967. The caption that came with the photo reads “What a way to weigh a python. Bob Duerr, Como Zoo reptile keeper, stands on a scale with a 16-foot, 1-inch female regal python wrapped around him 1/9 […]