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Postby efin98 » Mon May 16, 2005 2:40 pm

CR6618 wrote:Bigger goof -- they were in GCT to grab an Amtrak bound for Florida.

Other films:

"From Russia With Love" (James Bond)

"Unfaithful" (Richard Gere) Metro North Hudson Line


How about "Superman" as well, although I'm not entirely sure it was meant to be an Amtrak train that killed the police officer chasing Lex Luthor's toady Otis...Was an excellant extended shot of an FL9 leading a train out of the station though!
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Postby michael_m_rubino » Wed May 25, 2005 1:47 pm

LA Area in the first parts of the movie, looks like some kind of Alco switcher and the ape drives the street sweeper onto a loading dock for fruit reefers being loaded.
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Postby drewh » Wed May 25, 2005 3:29 pm

Definitely The Taking of Pelham 123, and Strangers on a Train.

Also, Falling in Love - Merryl Streep - lots of Metro North footage.

The Cassandra Crossing (Sophia Loren) is good too - Passengers are stuck on a Euro train with a fatal disease. No country will let them stop.

Ghost - has some good subway footage.

The Clock with Judy Garland has some great footage of Penn Station, as well as a few streetcar scenes.

I'm also remembering a movie that was on TV all the time in the 70's about an earthquake in NYC and people stuck in the subway. They were walking thru the tunnels trying to find a way out, one of the east river tunnels was flooding. Anyone remember the movies name?? I don't think it was part of Pelham was it - been a long time since I saw that??
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Postby Hoosierailnut » Fri Jun 10, 2005 12:04 am

Runaway train 1985 version... Filmed in Canada supposedly takes place in Alaska. Great film!

Manchurian Canidate 1962 version. Great shots on the NE corridor with a full frontal view of a GG-1!!!!

Starman 1984.. neat looking although fake Santa Fe F units. I like the part were the F units pass the double searchlight signal and the top aspect is out but the bottom one is lit!

Lucas 1986. He likes to ride his bike and tresspass on RR property and his fave place to "think" is under a overpass. LOL
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Postby Gilbert B Norman » Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:05 am

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Postby AmtrakFan » Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:11 pm

Cheaper by the Dozen
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Postby efin98 » Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:03 pm

AmtrakFan wrote:Garfield


Plenty of shots of LAUPT, plenty of Amtrak shots, unfortunately it was supposed to represent Chicago's Union Station(look for the reference in the news broadcast as the villain is hauled away)



David Telesha wrote:The Day the Earth Stood Still[/b][/i]

Short clip of a NH EP unit when the power shuts off.


I missed that part, will have to look for it next time!
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Postby Aa3rt » Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:37 am

efin98 wrote:
David Telesha wrote:The Day the Earth Stood Still[/b][/i]

Short clip of a NH EP unit when the power shuts off.


I missed that part, will have to look for it next time!


Don't forget the part where Bobby Benson is playing with his Lionel train set and Klaatu (Michael Rennie) tells Bobby that someday he'll tell him about trains that run without tracks.

http://www.dvdmaniacs.net/Reviews/A-D/day_earth_stood_still.html


"The Day The Earth Stood Still" also spawned that famous line that's found it's way into so many trivia questions and has been lampooned in other sci-fi movies:

"Gort, Klaatu barrada nikto"
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Postby Gilbert B Norman » Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:20 am

Gotta love Comcast around these parts. Previously Fox Movie Channel, who apparently holds the broadcast rights to "The Day...' was included in the package I presently subscribe to. Now they have decided to make FMC an "add on', or $5 more per month and bundled in with a bunch of sports channels featuring lttle league baseball and high school girl's soccer clubs.

Love it or lump it!!!!!!! :(
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Postby shortlinerailroader » Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:16 am

All the Right Moves: Looks cheesy, but it opens with workers leaving a pipe plant. Lo and behold, when the opening music is playing, there is a pretty long shot of two Conrail SD40s.

Also one charactar drives a '75 Cadillac Eldorado convertible.

Two of GM's coolest products..maybe this movie doesn't suck

15 minutes into it--it sucks.
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Postby emd_SD_60 » Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:49 am

The Toy, 1982: As Richard Pryor is crossing the tracks, a local led by a KCS SW1500 (the 4338 i'm thinking) is fastly approaching the crossing, horn blaring and the two crewmembers are shouting and waving their flags at him. This movie was filmed around Baton Rouge, if i'm not mistaken.
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Postby Bucyrus6150 » Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:59 pm

Lets not forget all the classic Buster Keaton shorts and features. Being a rail nut himself there were lots of trains in his films. :-D
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Postby shortlinerailroader » Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:00 am

SD60, the Toy was filmed in Baton Rouge (but not everyone there talks like that).

Another Richard Pryor movie with train is Brewster's Millions where a minor league baseball team plays in a field bisected by an industrial lead. Scene with a little Plymouth or Davenport hauling cars through the game is good.
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Postby emd_SD_60 » Sat Jun 18, 2005 11:09 pm

shortlinerailroader wrote:SD60, the Toy was filmed in Baton Rouge (but not everyone there talks like that).


Yeah, I knew it was filmed there, I watched the end credits and it said so...:-D

Also it didn't have just one train, later on Pryor and Scotty Schwartz are distributing their "newspaper" to motorists held up due to an Amtrak (good shot of F40 #358). Even though this movie is funny as heck, it's kind of sad though, as Pryor is now basically an invalid due to MS, and Scotty Schwartz quit Hollywood and is now in porno movies...:(
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Postby shortlinerailroader » Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:36 pm

CRAP!! The little kid from the movie is doing porn now?? Thats not right

I also didn't know that Pryor was doing so badly...That sucks.
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