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Mine is  "Emperor Of The North" (1973)

Staring Lee Marvin as the veteran hobo, who can grab a free ride on any train,
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Ernest Borgnine, as the sadistic freight conductor,
who would rather kill a hobo than allow him to steal a ride on his Number 19.

Great action shots,
and plenty of up-close operations of the light 2-8-2 Mikado,
which pulls Number 19 though the film.

The setting is 1933, during the depth of the Great Depression.

I watch it quite frequently, and recommend it to all who haven't seen it !

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'Emperor Of The North' is mine too.

I was bummed when Netflix dropped it.


I don't really have another railroad movie that comes to mind.





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I'm with Mike... can't seem to recall many. Now Netflix does still show episodes of Hell on Wheels which at least is railway themed.



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"The Train" Burt Lancaster as a french loco engineer. Black & white war film from 1964 with real SNCF steam loco's.



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Hal,
Borrowed the movie name for the motto of my fictional railroad, as it is my number one train flick.
Being as far south as I am in Canada it's a stretch, but hey, "the true north strong and free" as the song goes.


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Yes!, "Emperor of the north" is probably the best. But I also like "Runaway Train" starring Jon Voight. with that spectacular convoy of Gp, F7 and Alcos. And of course the railroad scenes at "Back to the Future III" although it is not a railroad movie.
Here are a few more I remember:
“Unstopable” I don´t think there is a single railroad fan in the world that has not criticized that movie. When the whole train lean over one rail at that curved bridge.
”Atomic Train” (no comments)
“Tough Guys” Starring Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster. Great movie and wonderful scenes with the Southern Pacific´s GS4 Daylight
“3:10 To Juma” Not many railroad scenes but it is a legendary western.
“Breakheart Pass” with Charles Bronson. Simply legendary.
“Money Train” with Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson. It ok…
“Von´s Ryans Express” (One of my favorites) Great Movie with Frank Sinatra, packed with railroad scenes.
“SwitchBack” with Danny Glover. There are some great railroad scenes in that one too.
Yes, I am railroad movie nerd. lol…
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Fine movies. Did you know that "Emperor..."'s real title was Emperor of the North Pole...? I didn't know that until the other day when I was watching it again. The Train and Von Ryan's Express are a couple of more great ones. Here's a "sleeper"...BOXCAR BERTHA...a dismal tale with one of the Caradine kids starring but it was shot on the Reader RR in Arkansas...the Alco loco even was lettered Reader. Watch that one just for the nice 2-8-0 and freight cars.
I am sure there are more...keep looking at the rails...

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HEY PETER,

You're no railroad "Nerd", my man...you're a railroad "Buff"!

Your list is impressive, and includes some I haven't seen.

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HEY WOODIE,

Yes...I recall in a line of dialog where "Cigaret" (Keith Carradine) says that he's gonna be "Emperor of the North POLE".

I also like the scene where conductor "Shack" (Borgnine) is telling the Yard Foreman that he's gonna have 20 MPH under him in the yards so no Hobo can jump aboard.

The Foreman then tells Shack that if he highballs in the yards, he's gonna telegraph Division to complain about Shack breaking the rules.

Shack then challenges the Yard Boss, saying:

"Well now you go ahead and telegraph Division! What are you gonna say? That we're opening up this road to bums?"

Great acting all around!

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"The great train robbery" with Donald Sutherland... Jose.



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