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Favorite movie trains?
Posted by GN24 on Friday, April 9, 2021 12:54 PM

I personally have a passon for a lot of trains in the movies like polar express awvr 777 and 1206 and the gp40 from runaway train ect I was wondering if you guys had any favorites.

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, April 9, 2021 12:56 PM

There are many threads over the years in this subject, probably easy to find now that the 'community search' works.  Sine of them were interestingly unexpected or previously unknown or unappreciated.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Friday, April 9, 2021 1:34 PM

Emperor of the North, with Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin is my favorite.  Set in 1933.  Small steam.  The whole movie takes place within 100 yards of the track, mostly on the train.

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Posted by tstage on Friday, April 9, 2021 1:54 PM

Wallace & Gromit The Wrong Trousers.  Wish I could lay track that quickly...

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Posted by Ringo58 on Friday, April 9, 2021 2:02 PM

Silver streak!

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Posted by York1 on Friday, April 9, 2021 2:06 PM

Ringo58
Silver streak!

I'll second Silver Streak!

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Posted by caldreamer on Friday, April 9, 2021 2:06 PM

Unstoppable with Denzel Washington.

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Posted by GN24 on Friday, April 9, 2021 2:13 PM

caldreamer

Unstoppable with Denzel Washington.

 

SAME! i liked the movie so much i made a layout of stanton with a curve and everything

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, April 9, 2021 3:46 PM

All of the trains and railroad equipment in The Journey Of Natty Gann.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Friday, April 9, 2021 4:36 PM

For me, The Train, The General, and some of Buster Keaton's other silent films, along with "The Cat Came Back".

There's probably a couple of others, but they're not coming to mind, at the moment.

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Posted by wdcrvr on Friday, April 9, 2021 5:25 PM

Thanks for listing Emperor of the North, I need to watch that again.  But, The Train is still at the top of my list.  As a big WWII buff, the storyline adds to the appeal for me.

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Posted by danno54 on Friday, April 9, 2021 5:55 PM

+1 for Unstoppable

+1 For Siver Streak

But, a great one imo is "Narrow Margin" with Gene Hackman and a very attractive Anne Archer.

I also kinda liked a Steven Seagal train movie, "Under Seige 2", full of the usual Seagal fight scenes.

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Posted by Pantherphil on Friday, April 9, 2021 6:09 PM

Opening scene of The Music Man, Rock Island Line and Iowa Stubborn.

Opening scenes of Oklahoma Everything's Up to Date in Kansas City.

Train arrival in McClintock.

Great Train Robbery.

The Great Locomotive Chase.

Just 4 of many.

 

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Posted by John-NYBW on Friday, April 9, 2021 6:10 PM

Ringo58

Silver streak!

 

The second Silver Streak. The one with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. 

I saw parts of the first one from 1935 which had the alternate name of The Rainmakers according to IMDB. When TCM airs it, they use the Silver Streak title. 

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Posted by caldreamer on Friday, April 9, 2021 6:32 PM

Forgot to add The General.  One of the best Buster Keaton movies he made.

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Posted by arbe1948 on Friday, April 9, 2021 7:22 PM
Beginning and ending scenes of "In The Heat Of The Night" featuring Thegorgeous Gulf Mobile and Ohio passenger train. The movie also has some MoPac freight action too.
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Posted by csxns on Friday, April 9, 2021 8:07 PM

This Property is Condemned, lots of L&N.

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Posted by Ladder1 on Friday, April 9, 2021 8:32 PM

Von Ryans Express 

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Posted by angelob6660 on Friday, April 9, 2021 9:42 PM

I used to love Unstoppable. Until you realize all the problems in it. Watched it 4 times.

The original Silver Streak was good. I could write that movie, up until the failed test and the Hoover Dam construction.

I also enjoyed the remake Silver Streak, Oriental Express, From Russia with Love, that Southern Pacific movie with a runaway business car.

I know it's not a train movie but I like Petticoat Junction. 

 

I'm not really into train movies. My love of railroading is to great to be represented on a movie screen.

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Posted by chatanuga on Friday, April 9, 2021 10:17 PM

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Posted by HO-Velo on Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:54 PM

The SP streamliner at the beginning and end of Bad Day at Black Rock.  The 20th Century Limited in North by Northwest that always whets my thirst for a Gibson.

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:10 PM

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, April 10, 2021 11:16 PM

HO-Velo
The 20th Century Limited in North by Northwest that always whets my thirst for a Gibson.

Make mine a Manhattan Drinks

 Century_life37 by Edmund, on Flickr

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Posted by danno54 on Sunday, April 11, 2021 2:37 PM

angelob6660

I used to love Unstoppable. Until you realize all the problems in it. Watched it 4 times.

The original Silver Streak was good. I could write that movie, up until the failed test and the Hoover Dam construction.

I also enjoyed the remake Silver Streak, Oriental Express, From Russia with Love, that Southern Pacific movie with a runaway business car.

I know it's not a train movie but I like Petticoat Junction. 

 

I'm not really into train movies. My love of railroading is to great to be represented on a movie screen.

 

Yeah. When I watch a movie I turn off the desire to play critic. Every hollywood movie made about a subject I have any experience or knowledge in is full of inaccuracies. I just ignore and enjoy the movie trip.

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Posted by charlieB on Monday, April 12, 2021 10:28 AM

The Train with Burt Lancaster

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Posted by oldline1 on Monday, April 12, 2021 10:46 AM

Boxcar Bertha since it was shot on the Reader RR and my wife and I spent many weekends running the 1702 and 108 used in the movie.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, April 12, 2021 11:32 AM

My favorite has always been Silver Streak with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.

Unstoppable with Denzel Washington somehow slipped by me.  I will have to check it out and see if Amazon Prime gives me that one and perhaps some of the others posted here.

 

 

 

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Posted by Eva Brown on Friday, April 30, 2021 2:31 PM

I love the train from Back to the Future so much

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Posted by Ringo58 on Friday, April 30, 2021 2:41 PM

 

Track fiddler

My favorite has always been Silver Streak with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.

Unstoppable with Denzel Washington somehow slipped by me.  I will have to check it out and see if Amazon Prime gives me that one and perhaps some of the others posted here.

 

 

 

TF

 

Silver Streak is a great movie! Besides the death of an F unit.

Unstoppable is also a good movie. Kind of cheesy twards the end

 

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Posted by jeffhergert on Friday, April 30, 2021 10:52 PM

danno54

 

 
angelob6660

I used to love Unstoppable. Until you realize all the problems in it. Watched it 4 times.

The original Silver Streak was good. I could write that movie, up until the failed test and the Hoover Dam construction.

I also enjoyed the remake Silver Streak, Oriental Express, From Russia with Love, that Southern Pacific movie with a runaway business car.

I know it's not a train movie but I like Petticoat Junction. 

 

I'm not really into train movies. My love of railroading is to great to be represented on a movie screen.

 

 

 

Yeah. When I watch a movie I turn off the desire to play critic. Every hollywood movie made about a subject I have any experience or knowledge in is full of inaccuracies. I just ignore and enjoy the movie trip.

 

I won't watch Silver Streak (1970s version).  I have seen it but I've never cared for it.  The same for Runaway Train.

Unstoppable is becoming like that.  The thing with the mistakes in it that bug me probably aren't the ones that bug most everyone else. 

Emperor of the North, The Train, Von Ryan's Express are among my top favorites.  Even with inaccuracies in them.  Another is Danger Lights, shot on the Milwaukee Road out west back in the 1930s.  The version that's usually shown or available on line has about (IIRC) 10 or 15 minutes edited out.  I saw the entire movie version on TV about 30 or so years ago, but the shorter version is all that now seems to be available.

Jeff 

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