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« Reply #120 on: Nov 16th, 2005, 5:58pm »
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It gets my higest reccomendation. Of course anything by Stephenson gets that honor as he is oneof the best writers that I've had the pleasure of reading in a mighty long time.

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« Reply #121 on: Nov 21st, 2005, 7:40pm »
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I remember many years ago seeing a western movie on TV. I believe it was a John Wayne flick, but not sure. The only scene I can recall was of what I think was an F Unit or maybe Fairbanks-Morse diesel pulling into town, then the engineer coming into what I think was the saloon. I was amazed that a western would have a diesel in it. Can anyone tell me the name of this movie? I'd really appreciate it.

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« Reply #122 on: Nov 22nd, 2005, 12:19am »
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Also a great film is Dead man starring Johnny Depp. This 1995 black and white film opens up with Johnny riding a steamer to Machine California from Cleveland OH.

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« Reply #123 on: Nov 22nd, 2005, 5:19am »
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I found some info on this at :
 
http://www.nytrash.com/deadman/
 
It sounds interesting. Please let us know if you hear of it airing on TV.


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« Reply #124 on: Nov 23rd, 2005, 12:06am »
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I don't watch TV normally so I wouldn't know.

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« Reply #125 on: Nov 25th, 2005, 1:45am »
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Apparently you've seen some Bugs Bunny cartoons at least. I remember the cartoon that the qoute at the bottom of your posts comes from.

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« Reply #126 on: Nov 25th, 2005, 8:19pm »
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Well when i was younger I used to watch a lot. But that was beofre I started working and the internet..

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« Reply #127 on: Nov 25th, 2005, 8:23pm »
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Oh and Bugs Bunny is one of my role models.

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« Reply #128 on: Nov 25th, 2005, 10:46pm »
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Quote:
"Now what kind of tracks were you following?"
"Errrr, Train Tracks"
"Right, therefore, you must be hunting trains, correct?"
"Uhhh yeah uh huh, uh huh"
"Well Doc, there's one right in there!"
"OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY!!!!!!!"

^"Foxy By Proxy" Friz Freleng, 1952.
 
 
Some Warrner Brothers cartoons that contain trains:
 
"All A Bir-r-r-d"-1950
 
"8 Ball Bunny" -1950
 
"Leghorn Swoggled"-1951
 
"Gift Wrapped" -1952
 
"Foxy By Proxy" -1952
 
"Half Fare Hare" -1956
 
"Wild And Woolly Hare" -1959
 
Im suere there are others, but these are the onses I can remember.
 
     Another show with trains (I cant beleve no one put this on yet) is The Littlest Hobo! In the credits, London is clearly scene sitting in a Rail-box Boxcar with both door hanging open.


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« Reply #129 on: Nov 26th, 2005, 2:18am »
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on Nov 25th, 2005, 8:23pm, electro_soundwave wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Oh and Bugs Bunny is one of my role models.

 
How could he not be? Anyone growing up with Looney Tunes cartoons loved them! The cartoons, Little Golden books, and even records. Image from:
 
 
http://records.goldenagecartoons.com/wb02.html


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« Reply #130 on: Nov 26th, 2005, 2:26am »
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Fine additions to the thread zartok-35! The Littlest Hobo was a mystery to me until I dug a little on the internet. It sounds like a neat show. Th picture and more information can be found here:
 
http://www.cfhf.net/lyrics/littlest.htm


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« Reply #131 on: Nov 26th, 2005, 11:34am »
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I forgot about this one:  During the opening intro to the old "Superman" TV series starring George Reeves, an SP Daylight is shown speeding past as the narrator says, "More powerful than a locomotive."  In the later episodes which are shown in color, the Daylight is replaced by E-units.

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RDG484, good post. I've only seen a few of the Superman episodes, but I remember the trains you speak of. Not many pics of the Daylight from Superman on the web, but I found this one at:
 
http://www.redboots.net/aos/greeves.htm


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« Reply #133 on: Dec 20th, 2005, 3:39am »
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OK a quick heads up. In the comics strip Gasoline Alley, Lil' Skinner is currently on the run from the mafia. In today's (12-1 strip she jumped on a freight train with a boxcar from CSX.

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« Reply #134 on: Dec 20th, 2005, 6:51pm »
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Cool. I thought Gasoline Alley was discontinued long ago. It hasn't appeared in our lame local paper in a very long time. Thanks for sharing that electro_soundwave!

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« Reply #135 on: Dec 21st, 2005, 12:22pm »
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  I forgot about a tape that I already own. Its of a very early movie of John Wayne's.
This is a really old movie. I bought it at a discount counter in some store years ago.  
Its called The Hurricane Express. All steam, but I think there were some models in the film. Somewhat hoakie by todays standards, but a railroad film, none the less.
 
      Take care, safe and happy holidays to all,
 
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« Reply #136 on: Dec 21st, 2005, 12:40pm »
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Cool. I thought Gasoline Alley was discontinued long ago. It hasn't appeared in our lame local paper in a very long time. Thanks for sharing that electro_soundwave!

 
You reminded me of another comic strip, "Mother Goose & Grimm."  I remember one scene where a very scared Grimm was running in front of a crudely-drawn but still an unmistakeable image of a PRR GG-1.  And Grimm was saying, "This is definitely NOT my father's Oldsmobile!!"


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on Dec 21st, 2005, 12:22pm, ErieAtlantic7597 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
  I forgot about a tape that I already own. Its of a very early movie of John Wayne's.
This is a really old movie. I bought it at a discount counter in some store years ago.  
Its called The Hurricane Express. All steam, but I think there were some models in the film. Somewhat hoakie by todays standards, but a railroad film, none the less.
 
           Take care, safe and happy holidays to all,
 
            Bruce

 
Sounds like a neat old movie ErieAtlantic. It seems it came out in 1932, and actually had twelve different episodes. That's alot of trains! Picture from:
 
http://www.moviepostershop.com/frameit.php?code=24136&type=1


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on Dec 21st, 2005, 12:40pm, RDG484 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
You reminded me of another comic strip, "Mother Goose & Grimm."  I remember one scene where a very scared Grimm was running in front of a crudely-drawn but still an unmistakeable image of a PRR GG-1.  And Grimm was saying, "This is definitely NOT my father's Oldsmobile!!"

 
As GG-1's haven't been run in quite some time, I'd have to wager the cartoonist is a railfan. Here's another from:
 
http://www.grimmy.com/archives.php


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« Reply #139 on: Dec 21st, 2005, 11:54pm »
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I forget what magazine I saw this in, but there was a comic strip showing Superman struggling to fly ahead of a train of fast-moving P&W Bullets, while a waiting passenger at the station says, "I thought he was supposed to be faster than a speeding Bullet."

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