The movie "Fugative"

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The movie "Fugative"
Posted by NP Eddie on Monday, June 1, 2020 8:18 PM

What are the original numbers and roads of the two diesels wrecked for the "Fugative"? I know there are still on the site of the wreck. I understand that the GP30 was one of two high nose models produced. This has probably been answered before.

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Posted by rcdrye on Monday, June 1, 2020 8:59 PM

Filmed on the Great Smoky Mountains Railway in Dilllsboro,  North Carolina, the train wreck used "Illinois Southern" 1901, a U18B built as SCL 301 (GE 38848, 3/1973), later CSX 1901, and Norfolk & Western 536, a high nose GP30 (EMD 27369, 6/1962) painted to match 1901. Engine and traction motors were removed from 562, at least.  The engines remain in Dillsboro.

Pre-merger N&W had 44 GP30s, all high-nose. Another 10 low-nose GP30s were acquired in the merger with Nickel Plate.  Southern Railway had 112 high-nose GP30s.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 7:00 PM

Yep.  Still there:

Lead unit has "478" in large painted numbers on it's flanks.  Trailing unit shows 536 in lighted number boards.


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Posted by scilover on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:41 AM
Oh wow! I didn’t know they just left the train wrecks there after shooting the scene in the movie. I heard it costs them around $1.5 million to shoot that scene. That’s insane!


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