NYA makes a cameo in an upcoming movie

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NYA makes a cameo in an upcoming movie

Postby awtprod » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:34 am

I saw NYA was featured in the new movie "Man on a ledge." Does anybody know more about this? If you stop the trailer when the train hits the car, you can see a grade crossing that they installed for the movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBJSfqdhyTg
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Re: NYA makes a cameo in an upcoming movie

Postby 4behind2 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:52 am

Was shot in Fresh Pond Yard by the NYAR offices.
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Re: NYA makes a cameo in an upcoming movie

Postby Shavano » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:39 pm

This was filmed back in October of 2010 when the 268 was first repainted after receiving the new speed control in house; two takes were done at two separate times with the an impact at 40 mph. The camera angle seen in the trailer at impact is underneath the former NY Connecting RR bridge looking east towards the East Yard.
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Re: NYA makes a cameo in an upcoming movie

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:09 pm

NYA has been involved in the production of several feature and indepedent films over years.
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Re: NYA makes a cameo in an upcoming movie

Postby mirrodie » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:32 pm

I'd seen a post about the loco being used a few months back and I just saw the commercial this week.

Talk about Cameos! Wow, nice shot!

I never watch the "how tos' that are included with DVDs but did watch it for the movie Unstoppable. I would love to know more about how the scene was filmed at NYA. Hope its part of hte Blu Ray/DVD set.

Anyone with knowledge care to comment on the actual filming?

Also, what other movies has the NYA been on?
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Re: NYA makes a cameo in an upcoming movie

Postby freightguy » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:13 pm

"The Yards" with Mark Walberg shot in the former Yard A LIC. I think this is on the Independent Film Channel tonight last night 1/21 or Fri. Another shot in Fresh Pond with Sean Penn maybe "Sweet Low Down" or something like that 1998 or so. Law and Order SVU scene shot there. The picture with the cast hung in the main office for a bit. I think a few commercials have been shot in the East NY tunnel in abandoned tube where there was a station platform.
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Re: NYA makes a cameo in an upcoming movie

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:56 pm

That would be Sweet and Lowdown, by Woody Allen, 1999, which was shot at Fresh Pond.
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Re: NYA makes a cameo in an upcoming movie

Postby wasKFC » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:10 pm

It warmed my heart to see the commerciaial with the big green NYA locomotive and Fresh Pond bridge, as I sat on my ass in one of NJT's Raritan brake room's lounge chairs. I've never forgotten you, little people!
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Re: NYA makes a cameo in an upcoming movie

Postby Paul » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:10 pm

Yeah, they did two takes. 268 suffered nose and hand rail damage during the first take. We spent all night repaing the damage and repainting before the 6am deadline the next day. This is my view of the filming of the second take.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTHhXj_tZH8&sns=em
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Re: NYA makes a cameo in an upcoming movie

Postby emfinite » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:02 am

Just got back from the movie... Pretty decent flick. The train crash scene was great, but I suggest going to see it for the Spanish chick with the big melons. You'll probably all see it, so you'll know what I'm talking about.
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Re: NYA makes a cameo in an upcoming movie

Postby mirrodie » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:26 pm

Melons are great, especially off screen and in real life.

That said, enjoyed the impact video. Always miss the throttle up sound on the GP38.
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Re: NYA makes a cameo in an upcoming movie

Postby rscott417 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:21 pm

NY&A has made a few film cameos so I figured this thread would be appropriate to post in. Last nights episode of Gotham had what appeared to be #268 hit a car (don't actually see a collision) at the Greenpoint Ave crossing under the John Jay Byrne Bridge. Next week it looks like there will be an investigation of the accident scene and will probably see a hopper-less allied extruders
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