Favorite train movie

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Re: Favorite train movie

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Re: Favorite train movie

Post by NP317 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:09 am

"The Railrodder",
a travelog staring Buster Keaton. His last film. I think. Possibly produced by Canadian National Railroad.
Keaton rides a speeder across Canada, east to west, to advertise all that country has to offer.
Very funny scenes through out.
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Re: Favorite train movie

Post by JoeKahan » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:01 am

"Silver Streak"
"I know what goes where, and why"

"The Polar Express"
"One thing about trains: It doesn't matter where they're goin'. What matters is deciding to get on."

"Unstoppable"
"This ain't training. In training, they just give you an F. Out here, you get killed."
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Re: Favorite train movie

Post by hoppercar » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:42 am

Tough guys.....hold the fort leon....what fort

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Re: Favorite train movie

Post by plumberzpieco » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:18 am

Fred_V wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:18 am
"The Train" with Burt Lancaster. Great train shots. No quote sticks out for me.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OC_NauqyoSg

Gotta go with The Train

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Re: Favorite train movie

Post by ERIE S-1 BERKSHIRES » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:16 am

Tough guys for 1# Doyle McCormick was engineer and said "they don't Rob trains anymore". I think that's what he said I may be wrong, 2 #quote the flim-flam man from Mordecai Jones was gresia only woman I knew had purple eyes, Mordecai had numerous quotes two named, 3 #was of course Emperor of the North, quote you don't high ball through the yard

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Re: Favorite train movie

Post by Fred_V » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:35 am

The Runaway Train with John Voight. Great shots of that F unit going through the freezing snow with ice over the windows.
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Re: Favorite train movie

Post by Fred_V » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:37 am

Snowpiecer was an interesting movie and won many awards for it's social content.
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Re: Favorite train movie

Post by mspetersen » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:17 pm

Bite the Bullet and The Professionals both Written & Directed by Richard Brooks.
Bite the Bullet was filmed on the C&TS in its early days. The C&TS has as much a starring role as Gene Hackman or James Coburn.
The Professionals was filmed with Great Western Sugar #75 on UP's Boulder Branch near Las Vegas.

Both have some excellent lines delivered by some great actors.

Public Enemies with Johnny Depp as some great shots of Milwaukee Road #261 in a couple of different places.

If you watch "Emperor of the North", watch the details like hand signals the Ernest Borgnine gives. Somebody spent time teaching him enough to look he spent some time on the railroad.
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Re: Favorite train movie

Post by johnpenn74 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:13 pm

I always kinda liked "North west Frontier" AKA Flame Over India. That and Von Ryans Express are the best.
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Re: Favorite train movie

Post by JoeKahan » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:49 am

You're right hoppercar, fun thread.

Suspenseful entertaining Danny Glover movie "Switchback" - No quote

Woody Harrelson movie "Trans-Siberian Express" - No quote

Not a "Train" movie but the freight train scene in "My Cousin Vinnie" -
Vinny: Yesterday you told me that freight train hardly ever comes through here at 5:00 A.M. in the morning.
Hotel Clerk: I know. She's supposed to come through at ten after 4:00.
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Re: Favorite train movie

Post by Jim Schulz » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:46 am

The "Hazards of Helen" silent film series gives a good look at railroading and railroaders at the turn of the century.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hazards_of_Helen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7tRPevyuYQ

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