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Your Favorite Rairoad Movie?
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 Posted: Mon Jul 15th, 2013 12:38 am
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Just so the train doesn't stop on Forrest S. Wood, okay.

See y'all later, Forrest.
Screw the rivets, I'm building for atmosphere
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 Posted: Mon Jul 15th, 2013 02:51 am
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Back to the movies-
Some that haven't been mentioned yet-
Black & White
"Train of Events" UK on the LMS?
"Oh Mr Porter" with Will Hay
"The Ghost Train" with Arthur Askey and some gun runners and a swing bridge
"The Lady Vanishes"- original Alfred Hitchcock version

In Colour:
"Northwest Frontier" with Kenneth More in northern India
"Cassandra Crossing" epidemic ending in a bridge collapse
"Silver Streak" - Gene Wilder on a cross-country trip with what looks like CP F units up front...
"The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery" with Frankie Howerd
"Murder on the Orient Express" movie and "Poirot" TV series
"The Lady Vanishes" - Elliot Gould
"Disaster on the Coastliner" - telemovie
"The Taking of Pelham 123"
"The Railway Children" - 2 versions
"Whispering Smith" with Alan Ladd

Trains made significant supporting appearances in:
"Lawrence of Arabia" - Hedjaz Railway sabotage
"How the West was Won" (including the gunfight on a runaway flatcar)
"Greatest Show on Earth" - (rear-ender caused by an attempted payroll heist)
"Doctor Zhivago" - with Strelnikov's armoured train
"Battle of Britain" - with Goering's armoured train
"Around the World in 80 Days" - original version
"The 39 Steps" - original Alfred Hitchcock B&W movie
"The Wild Wild West"
"Two Mules for Sister Sarah" - dynamited bridge with troop train
"The Harvey Girls" with Judy Garland on the "Atchison Topeka & The Santa Fe"
The Train Robbers - John Wayne chases the "baddies" who knocked off his army payroll during the Civil War
Hurricane Express - another early John Wayne movie

Next List........your turn now :)

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 Posted: Mon Jul 15th, 2013 03:31 am
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Yes, I have both "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Dr. Zhivago"...both directed by the genius of David Lean. 

Commissar Strelnikov had his "Red" locomotive heavily armoured, plus it had a heavy artillery piece mounted on a flat car.

I believe he was Lara's revolutionary brother.

In Lawrence of Arabia, T.E. Lawrence was showing off his ability to put out a lighted match with his bare fingers. 

A junior officer remarked "That must hurt...what is the secret?"

Lawrence replied: "The secret is not minding that it hurts!"



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 Posted: Mon Jul 15th, 2013 04:32 pm
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Ooh, and another significant appearance of a train was in Sherlock Holmes 2 which came out I think three years ago. That movie has some quick witty comedy to it.

--James :java:

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