Great Northern locomotives in movie

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Great Northern locomotives in movie

Postby Paul1705 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:16 am

In the movie Dancer in the Dark, which was released in 2000, two locomotives in Great Northern colors appear in a few scenes. One appears to be an E or F cab unit, the other may be an Alco RS-3.

I found information on a movie site that indicates part of the filming was done in Arlington, Washington.

Does anybody have information about where these engines might have come from? Is there a museum in the area that owns such units?

Thanks!
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Re: Great Northern locomotives in movie

Postby westr » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:52 pm

That movie, or at least the train scenes in it, was filmed in Sweden. The locomotives are swedish locomotives painted in Great Northern colors. There is more information near the bottom of this page: http://homepage.mac.com/jon_snyder/gn/orangeandgreens.html
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Re: Great Northern locomotives in movie

Postby Paul1705 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:39 am

Thanks for the information.

Somehow that never occurred to me. (Also, I don't know much about Swedish equipment.) I was pretty sure the film didn't have the budget to ship locomotives from the United States to Sweden, so I just assumed it had to be in America.
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