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Porky's Railroad is a 1937 Looney Tunes short directed by Frank Tashlin.


Porky's beloved train, the No. 13½ engine named Toots the 15th Century Unlimited, is to be replaced by a streamlined train by the name of Silver Fish. After Dirty Digg, the driver of the Silver Fish insults Toots, Porky mutters that his train could easily take on the streamlined train. Dirty agrees to a race that ends with Porky being the victor thanks to an insulted bull seeking revenge. He becomes the new driver of the Silver Fish whilst a battered Toots is on a trailer behind with "Headin' for the Last Roundhouse" written on a sign attached to it.




On Nickelodeon airings, the original black and white, the redrawn colorized version, and the computer-colorized versions cut the scene where the Silver Fish races by a woodpile and a little black man is revealed, referring to a racially offensive saying. In the redrawn version, the scene with the Silver Fish going through a tunnel and turning it inside out was also gone. In addition, there was sometimes a false "iris-out" so that this cartoon would end with Porky's train flying over the finish line and the crowd cheering; deleted was Porky as the new engineer of the Silver Fish. MeTV also edited this scene in January 2022, but left it intact previously back in June 2021.


  • This cartoon entered the Public Domain in 1965.
  • During the race, Porky runs over the top of a boat called the SS Leon, a gag dedicated to the cartoon's producer Leon Schlesinger.
  • This cartoon reveals that Porky Pig is afraid of bulls.
  • Toots is a 2-2-2 engine (two leading wheels, two driving wheels, and two trailing wheels) popularly called a "Jenny Lind", while the 30th Century Limited is a 4-4-2 engine (four leading wheels, four driving wheels, and two trailing wheels), commonly known as an "Atlantic". The wheel alignment of the Silver Fish cannot be discerned.
  • When Porky & Toots entered a passing siding to let the 30th Century Limited pass, Porky pulled off a railroad maneuver known as a Saw-By Meet, because Porky's train was too long to fit in the siding.
  • When Porky was giving the bull a piece of his mind, Porky was speaking gibberish just before being scared off, what he said was "Toots, Old Gal. Don't pop your..." in reverse.



Porky Pig Cartoons
1935 I Haven't Got a HatGold Diggers of '49
1936 Plane DippyAlpine AnticsThe Phantom ShipBoom BoomThe Blow OutWestward WhoaFish TalesShanghaied ShipmatesPorky's PetPorky the Rain-MakerPorky's Poultry PlantPorky's Moving DayMilk and MoneyLittle Beau PorkyThe Village SmithyPorky in the North WoodsBoulevardier from the Bronx
1937 Porky the WrestlerPorky's Road RacePicador PorkyPorky's RomancePorky's Duck HuntPorky and GabbyPorky's BuildingPorky's Super ServicePorky's Badtime StoryPorky's RailroadGet Rich Quick PorkyPorky's GardenRover's RivalThe Case of the Stuttering PigPorky's Double TroublePorky's Hero Agency
1938 Porky's PoppaPorky at the CrocaderoWhat Price PorkyPorky's Phoney ExpressPorky's Five & TenPorky's Hare HuntInjun TroublePorky the FiremanPorky's PartyPorky's Spring PlantingPorky & DaffyWholly SmokePorky in WackylandPorky's Naughty NephewPorky in EgyptThe Daffy DocPorky the Gob
1939 The Lone Stranger and PorkyIt's an Ill WindPorky's Tire TroublePorky's Movie MysteryChicken JittersPorky and TeabiscuitKristopher Kolumbus Jr.Polar PalsScalp TroubleOld GloryPorky's PicnicWise QuacksPorky's HotelJeepers CreepersNaughty NeighborsPied Piper PorkyPorky the Giant KillerThe Film Fan
1940 Porky's Last StandAfrica SqueaksAli-Baba BoundPilgrim PorkySlap Happy PappyPorky's Poor FishYou Ought to Be in PicturesThe Chewin' BruinPorky's Baseball BroadcastPatient PorkyCalling Dr. PorkyPrehistoric PorkyThe Sour PussPorky's Hired HandThe Timid Toreador
1941 Porky's Snooze ReelPorky's Bear FactsPorky's PreviewPorky's AntA Coy DecoyPorky's Prize PonyMeet John DoughboyWe, the Animals - Squeak!The Henpecked DuckNotes to YouRobinson Crusoe Jr.Porky's Midnight MatineePorky's Pooch
1942 Porky's Pastry PiratesWho's Who in the ZooPorky's CafeAny Bonds Today?My Favorite Duck
1943 Confusions of a Nutzy SpyYankee Doodle DaffyPorky Pig's FeatA Corny Concerto
1944 Tom Turk and DaffyTick Tock TuckeredSwooner CroonerDuck Soup to NutsSlightly DaffyBrother Brat
1945 Trap Happy PorkyWagon Heels
1946 Baby BottleneckDaffy DoodlesKitty KorneredThe Great Piggy Bank RobberyMouse Menace
1947 One Meat BrawlLittle Orphan Airedale
1948 Daffy Duck Slept HereNothing but the ToothThe Pest That Came to DinnerRiff Raffy DaffyScaredy Cat
1949 Awful OrphanPorky ChopsPaying the PiperDaffy Duck HuntCurtain RazorOften an OrphanDough for the Do-DoBye, Bye Bluebeard
1950 Boobs in the WoodsThe Scarlet PumpernickelAn Egg ScrambleGolden YeggsThe DuckstersDog Collared
1951 The Wearing of the GrinDrip-Along DaffyThe Prize Pest
1952 Thumb FunCracked QuackFool Coverage
1953 Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century
1954 Claws for AlarmMy Little Duckaroo
1955 Jumpin' JupiterDime to Retire
1956 Rocket SquadDeduce, You Say
1957 Boston Quackie
1958 Robin Hood Daffy
1959 China Jones
1961 Daffy's Inn Trouble
1965 Corn on the Cop
1966 Mucho Locos
1980 Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24½th Century
1996 Superior Duck
2004 My Generation G...G... Gap