Train Movies

Mike C May 6, 2001

  1. wiking

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    Guys ,

    You are missing one of the best of all time. The Train starring Burt Lancaster. Set in france during ww2. Has lots of steam.

    Alan
     
  2. DiezMon

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    See above... ;)
     
  3. wiking

    wiking TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thank you for pointing the other one out to me. Instead of reading the whole thread I answered right away.

    Alan
     
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    Matewan, with some scenes from Thurmond WV
     
  6. Peirce

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    How about the Hitchcock classic "Strangers on a Train?" It is still available on VHS and DVD.
     
  7. Peirce

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    Two James Bond films, I recall, have interesting train scenes:

    Octop ussy
    Goldeneye
     
  8. DocGeoff

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    My favorite is "Bad Day At Black Rock". It opens with a Daylight set being pulled by Black Widow F units across the desert terrain. And closes with Spencer Tracy boarding the train with great close-ups of the F's and the articulated Daylight cars.
    Doc
     
  9. Sagelake

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    Lets think of the kids too..."Polar Express". We watch it with the grandkids at christmas!
     
  10. BALOU LINE

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    Rock -n- Roll

    Festival Express
    In the summer of 1970, a chartered train crossed Canada carrying some of the world's greatest rock bands. The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Buddy Guy, and others lived (and partied) together for five days, stopping in major cities along the way to play live concerts. Their journey was filmed. Documentary was finally released in 2003.
     
  11. OC Engineer JD

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    Yes, this is a great movie. Some history on this movie. It is a true story. All the wrecks were done using real locomotives......NO special effects. And perhaps the greatest of all, Burt Lancaster was trained to operate steam locomotives for this movie. He is really operating the locomotives in all the scenes. (And he does it very well too!) :)
     
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    I remember that one.....good film with good shots! Looked like DRGW power.
     
  13. OC Engineer JD

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    How about 'The Wrecker' with John Wayne? Great old SP steam shots.
     
  14. Peirce

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    Here is a brand new one--a very interesting model railroad is featured early in the just-released "Superman Returns." It is an excellent film as well. Worth seeing.
     
  15. fitz

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    And tomorrow, at least here in the west, TCM has "Broadway Limited" on at 1330. Even though it's about that "other railroad" I am taping it.
    :teeth:
     
  16. BoxcabE50

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    That western Shoot Out, starring Gregory Peck, is on right now. Darn! Wish I could identify that depot!

    :sad:

    Boxcab E50
     
  17. Logtrain

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    Boxcab, isn't that the movie that has the Cedar Falls depot in it or am I thinking of Continental Divide?
     
  18. Logtrain

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    We cant forget about Denver & Rio Grande which was filmed on the Durango & Silverton in the 60's?
     
  19. BoxcabE50

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    Continental Divide. John Belushi. And believe her name was Blair Brown? At least some scenes on train were filmed between Cedar Falls, and Maple Valley. The wedding was filmed in the store house. Which was made into a retail shop. The depot had a teletype installed, and other items, that were never there in real operating days. They painted three sides of the depot, and even swept broken shingles off the roof. Painted other structures. Ran around the yard with rollers, painting rail tops silver. That was a hoot!

    :D

    Boxcab E50
     
  20. Logtrain

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    I thought that movie was made before the MILW pulled out of the west? What year was it made? Were you up there when they were prepping things for the shoots?
     

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