Railroads on Television

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Petticoat Junction Full Length Feature Film 1963

Postby DoctorZ » Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:09 am

Here's a full length movie of the classic TV Show, Petticoat Junction:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7eQPm5e-lE

Enjoy!
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Re: Railroads on Television

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:50 am

Episode 15 of the series "This Is Us" included on location scenes shot in Memphis, including some shot in the Memphis station. There was an Amtrak sign quite visible.

Only problem; the scene was set during the '50's.

Also of interest, Amtrak was given "promotional credit" - one of the few times I've noted such.
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Re: Railroads on Television

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:14 pm

Season 3 of the Showtime series (got a 30 day free streaming trial, so I'm binging) "The Affair" , has a number of authentic rail scenes, even if the producers take liberty as to which railroad serves where.

They show authentic Long Island equipment serving Montauk NY, but they take their liberties suggesting NJTransit serves Bloomsburg PA. Since NYS gives film subsidies to the show, the NJT shots must be on the ERIE. There are interior shots that appear authentic as well.

Not worth signing up and paying up for this soap opera.
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