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The Haunted Fugitive locomotives

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The Haunted Fugitive locomotives
Posted by Trainman46 on Thursday, July 06, 2017 11:08 AM

The haunted fugitive train is in Dillsboro, and is owned by the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad. I have been to it twice, and will be spending a night in it possibly.  

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Posted by DSchmitt on Saturday, July 08, 2017 4:55 AM

I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

I don't have a leg to stand on.

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Posted by RME on Saturday, July 08, 2017 1:39 PM

Can you say 'high-nose GP30'?  I knew you could!

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Posted by rcdrye on Monday, July 10, 2017 6:35 AM

You could tell it was haunted in the movie.  It was moving without having any traction motors!

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Monday, July 10, 2017 4:34 PM

rcdrye

You could tell it was haunted in the movie.  It was moving without having any traction motors!

 

great eyes

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Posted by M636C on Monday, July 10, 2017 7:51 PM

ROBERT WILLISON
 
rcdrye

You could tell it was haunted in the movie.  It was moving without having any traction motors!

 

 

 

great eyes

 

Not really...

They staged a scene under one of the GP30's trucks and you could see the axle gear and the lack of motor. One of the great continuity failures of all time. It would have been easy to put a dummy motor in place, but nobody realised there was a problem.

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Posted by Trainman46 on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 10:56 AM

RME

Can you say 'high-nose GP30'?  I knew you could!

LOL 

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Posted by DSchmitt on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 4:55 PM

Trainman46

 

 
RME

Can you say 'high-nose GP30'?  I knew you could!

LOL 

 

 

I don't follow

 

He is refering to this locomotive

I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

I don't have a leg to stand on.

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Posted by M636C on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 7:03 PM

DSchmitt
 
Trainman46

 

 
RME

Can you say 'high-nose GP30'?  I knew you could!

LOL 

 

 

I don't follow

 

 

 

He is refering to this locomotive

 

Assuming that the locomotive hasn't moved since the staged crash, and referring back to my previous post, someone has removed the trucks since the scene showing the missing motors was filmed...

I suppose they just jacked it up, pulled out the trucks and dropped it back.

The GE still has its trucks, so the Blombergs must be considered more useful.

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:46 PM

I always thought that was a GP10 or a GP20 with a rebuilt high nose.

What state did the filming and movie take place?

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Posted by Trainman46 on Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:54 PM
North Carolina is where it's at ... idk who did the filming
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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Thursday, July 13, 2017 9:19 PM

Google Maps

Type in the fugitive train wreck and it will show you the following URL.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jackson+County+Green+Energy+Park/@35.3701038,-83.2633501,36m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x88593ff0b310ac69:0x7ba35de56e0a161b!8m2!3d35.372555!4d-83.262185

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Posted by BLS53 on Monday, July 17, 2017 6:09 PM

It's interesting how much that North Carolina location looked like the UP river line in southern Illinois, where the scene was suppose to have occurred. The line parallels IL Route 3 along a Mississippi River bluff. This is the former MoPac/Cotton Belt line from East St. Louis to Texas.

When I first saw the movie, I wondered how UP would allow filming there, as this is still a heavily used route. It wasn't until later that I learned it was filmed in North Carolina. 

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