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 […]
Celebrating Casey Jones at the Minnesota Transportation Museum
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, the Minnesota Transportation Museum at the Jackson Street Roundhouse will be celebrating the birthday of the real life Casey Jones, Jonathon Luther Jones. There will be cookies and milk, and a bit of history. The…
Merry Christmas from Lunch With Casey!
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Going forward in 2019, I’ll try and post a few more Casey Jones items here and other kids show host material on Minnesota Kid Vid.
Ann Silver meets Casey Jones 1963
Ann Silver met Casey Jones at Queen Anne’s Kiddieland in the summer of 1963. Casey regularly appeared at the park, meeting with kids and driving them on the train. Ann posted on Facebook, “Here is is me with Casey Jones,…
Casey and Santa in 1956
This was a holiday event at North High, promoting West Broadway. It may be November 24, 1956. Casey and Santa arrive in a helicopter. And they posed for photos. Lots of kids and parents in line for Casey…
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!
Casey Jones at Roberta Brown’s 40th Birthday
I came across a photo on Facebook with Casey at Roberta Brown’s 40th birthday party. I contacted her to see if I could share her photo and she had a wonderful story to share. Eighteen years ago I decided…
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 […]
Chef Hank Meadows was a well known personality on WTCN-TV, frequently delivering meals to Casey Jones. He hosted a daily cooking show, which ran for 15 years on channel 11. He promoted his program by creating the “Tired Housewives Club,” who would meet monthly for lunch with local celebrities. The group at one point claimed […]