Train Movies

Mike C May 6, 2001

  1. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hard to say what forum to put this in, and I don't know if we've done this before or not. We've done it with music but I thought it might be fun to do a thread on major movies that prominently feature trains and I will start with a just few that come to my mind (from having watched them sometime recently):

    Silver Streak
    Von Ryan's Express
    Runaway Train
    Under Seige 2

    There are quite a few others that I can think of quickly that feature scenes on trains but I am thinking mainly of movies in which trains play a major role.

    What can you add?

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  2. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Tough Guys. North by Northwest.
     
  3. BedfordRob

    BedfordRob TrainBoard Supporter

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    Breakheart Pass 1975
    Bhowani Junction 1956
     
  4. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Taking of Pelham 123
     
  5. DiezMon

    DiezMon TrainBoard Supporter

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    Emperor of the North, a definate classic :)
    Death Train
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    Fandango ( not a huge scene, but entertaining ;) )
     
  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Doesn't sound familiar? Any details?

    :D

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  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Speaking of Silver Streak- Wasn't there also a 1930's version? About a Zephyr type train?

    One of my all time favorites- "Danger Lights" (1930- Milwaukee Road.)

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  8. MKT 637

    MKT 637 TrainBoard Member

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    How about End of the Line.
    Where the company Southland closes down the railroad and goes into the airfreight bussines and the two old guys steal a locomotive to go save there jobs and the railroad.This film was made in Arkansas,Missouri,and a couple other states.Believe it or not it was filmed on ex mopac lines UP let them do it.WOW!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Night_Wolf

    Night_Wolf E-Mail Bounces

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    what about atomic train
     
  10. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    Switchback.....not entirely train-related, but theer was a lot of western-style stuff that was very nice.
     
  11. isboris4449

    isboris4449 In Memoriam

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    One of my all time favorites, "The Train" with Burt Lancaster. Incredible cinematography.

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    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Union Pacific 1939 Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McRea
    The Harvey Girls 1946 Judy Garland and John Hodiak
    The General 1927 Buster Keaton and Marian Mack
     
  14. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Plot Outline: Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures, in Vietnam and otherwise.
     
  15. BoxcabE50

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    Which version? There are two at least, if not three lengths of this film.

    :confused:

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  16. SDP45

    SDP45 TrainBoard Member

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    About 55 minutes. Is this the long version then?
     
  17. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Dan-

    That's the short version. Believe there's one about 60 minutes. My VHS is 73 minutes.

    :teeth:

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  18. DiezMon

    DiezMon TrainBoard Supporter

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    There's a scene where they get the bright idea of hooking a cable up to the front of the car, Then they lasoooooo a passing(SF) train with the other end. It's pretty funny ;)
     
  19. siggie masta

    siggie masta <font color="#800080">TrainBoard Graphic Artist</f

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    my persoal favorite is Von Ryan Express, but runnaway train is a good flick, although i get annoyed with the guy that keeps say "mannie"
     
  20. moose

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    How about flick from the early seventies: Runaway! starring Ben Johnson as the engineer. Train heading home with skiers loses it brakes. It's heading for a killer curve when a GP(?) pulls out of a spur chases the train down, hooks up to it and stops it in the nick of time.
     

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