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Favorite movie trains?

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Posted by TheFlyingScotsman on Saturday, May 1, 2021 8:42 AM

Obscure but The Hucksters 1947 as scenes shot on the real 1938 20th Century Limited including at 1.11.50 having a drink with Ava Gardner in a Century series lounge car. I wouldn't mind doing that right now come to think of it Big Smile

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Posted by dehusman on Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:00 AM

The original "Taking of Pelham 1-2-3" with Walter Matthau.

 

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Posted by angelob6660 on Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:04 AM

jeffhergert

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

I was talking about the Original one that came out in 1934. You might like that one it's more grounded than the remake.

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Posted by angelob6660 on Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:29 AM

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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 don't play critic. It's simple railroad/train knowledge. Passing prototypical stereotyping information that Hollywood wouldn't really expand on.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, May 1, 2021 11:30 AM

angelob6660
I don't play critic. It's simple railroad/train knowledge. Passing prototypical stereotyping information that Hollywood wouldn't really expand on.

Most of my friends are huge military history buffs, and I cannot stand to have conversation with them after a war movie is released.

Movies are entertainment, who cares if there is one too many track return rollers on that particular model of a PzKfw-IV?

I don't know how they can follow a plot while they pay that much close attention to details.

There is only one shot in a movie that ruined a scene for me.

In the original Jurrassic Park, after Dr. Grant, Lexi, and Tim run through the mud and hide in a tree, they zoom out at the end of the shot, and Dr. Grant's boots are perfectly clean and brand new.

Oh, the disappearing beer bottle in Twins bothered me too.

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Posted by PM Railfan on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:57 PM

I was always partial to Johnny Cash's 'Riding the Rails', if that could fall into a movie category.

Unstoppable is watchable aslong as the viewer understands its a comedy.

Pelham 123 - Thumbs Up

Definately "Emporer of the North"! (being a railfan, dontcha find yourself pulling for ole Earnest?)

Silver Streak.... um, nah.

Polar Express, well good grief, being a PM Railfan plus im a former kid myself, who wouldnt watch this one? Even IF Tom Hanks wasnt in it.

Hogans Heroes, while portraying being imprisoned in war torn Germany, it has alot of train shots. Albeit, not a movie and the trains were actually SP Daylights filmed with heavy filters on the cameras to illicit night time scenes (helped cover it up). No mistaking them though, their American Daylights and War-Babies!

Pettycoat Junction wasnt bad at all, but Alan Hale Jr. playing "Casey Jones" was more of a railroad show.

Thankfully no one has, but if anyone mentions that stinkin hogwarts thing, imma kick you in BOTH shins! Same goes for Super Train!

 

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Posted by JDawg on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:55 PM

I'd say mine is Pelham 123. Not much into subways, but I mean, it's Denzel Washington, in a train, what's not to love!

 

Edit: I also liked the new Murder on the orient express. Not everyone's cup of tea, but I liked it. 

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