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« Reply #20 on: Sep 9th, 2005, 2:14pm »
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Thanks for the info, still not sure if I've seen it or not. Right now, on PBS, is a show called " Hidden Adirondacks ". Coming up on it is a segment on the North Creek railroad. Can't wait to see that!

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« Reply #21 on: Sep 9th, 2005, 8:04pm »
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Well, The Train is certainly one of my favorites (one of those that I bought both the VHS AND the DVD lol). As for Runaway Train, well, ahem, just check my signature lol.
 
Another brief but good one (just found it on DVD recently, too): Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, whose ending would make a good Operation Lifesaver thought provoker lol. A bit theatric (the car has to blow up, of course), but the filming of the impact and the bodies in the car being hurled angainst the dash/windshield as the car is crushed is pretty intense..."Ain't nothin gonna stop us!"..."Sure looks that way!"...WHAAAMP!WHAAAMP!RRRRRRRRRR CRUNCH! BOOM! ::roll credits::"
 
Then there's the ones that provoke my sarcasm, like US Marshalls, where a foot chase goes from Manhattan (Park Ave viaduct) to Chicago (Metra) in about a minute lol (MAN, those guys are fast!).


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« Reply #22 on: Sep 10th, 2005, 5:08am »
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Dirty Mary and Crazy Larry! Man, I forgot about that one, but remember it well now. Anyone with a liking for those 70's era car movies should see this.

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« Reply #23 on: Sep 14th, 2005, 1:49am »
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Coming on in about 10 minutes on the Discovery Times channel is a show called "Trouble On The Tracks". Description: "The dangers of railroad tracks and crossings".
It's late for most folks, but don't fret, it's on again later today at 10:00 a.m., then again at 6:00 p.m. Sounds interesting to me!


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« Reply #24 on: Sep 15th, 2005, 1:24am »
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Currently on the Discovery Science Channel is Super Trains and Mega Stations. Some European stuff, some American, etc. NY's Grand Central is one of the stations mentioned. It airs again today, September 15, 2005 at 5:00a.m., 11:00a.m., and again at 3:00p.m. It also airs again on September 18, 2005 at 3:00p.m.

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« Reply #25 on: Sep 24th, 2005, 1:00am »
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Looking for free railroad films? Alot of neat shorter movies can be found here:
 
http://www.archive.org/details/movies
 
Just type in Railroad in the search box. I've got at least twenty of them from here, and burned them to CD. High speed internet is recommended. If you try this with dialup service, make sure you have something else to do while downloading. It'll be awhile.
 
 


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« Reply #26 on: Sep 24th, 2005, 9:06am »
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Oldrailfan,it was Keith Carridine in Emperor of the North.This was one of THE best train movies of all time,not just trains in the movie,but an actual movie about railroads and railroad people.

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« Reply #27 on: Sep 24th, 2005, 10:55am »
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on Sep 24th, 2005, 9:06am, Lou_D. wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Oldrailfan,it was Keith Carridine in Emperor of the North.This was one of THE best train movies of all time,not just trains in the movie,but an actual movie about railroads and railroad people.

 
  ...Couldn't remember - that's why I copped out with the "I think."  Maybe I should change my signature to read: "Brain dead senior citizen, suffering from CRAFTS" (Can't Remember A Freaking Thing Sometimes! )


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« Reply #28 on: Sep 25th, 2005, 5:47pm »
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Hey,I'm not not too much younger than you,I got the same thing,minus the "aft".

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« Reply #29 on: Sep 25th, 2005, 11:05pm »
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A show just came on I haven't seen in over 25 years. "The Courtship of Eddie's Father". During the opening credits, one of the scenes is of Eddie and his Dad romping through what looks to be a steam museum. Three steamers sitting on display outdoors as they run by. I'll have to keep a lookout for that episode.

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« Reply #30 on: Sep 26th, 2005, 11:04pm »
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In the movie "Gordy" of 1995, some scenes contain Norfolk Southern trains. In one scene, NS 8760, A C40-8, led a manifest train....

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« Reply #31 on: Sep 27th, 2005, 3:16pm »
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  I always get a bang out of the Clint Eastwood movie which has him running the locomotive right through a bar as he fires his rifle from the engineers window. Of course, eliminateing all the bad guys. But CRS seems always to hide the name of that movie from me.
   As a live steamer, one movie that I feel is terrible, is Break Heart Pass. No matter which way the engine was going, backwards or forwards, up hill or down,there was always the same exhaust cadence.  
   The Train and Von Ryans Express, definitely a couple of favorites. Danger Lights is ok, but they switch engines somewhere during the filming, but its supposed to be the same locomotive all the way through.
 
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« Reply #32 on: Sep 27th, 2005, 7:46pm »
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on Sep 26th, 2005, 11:04pm, zartok-35 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In the movie "Gordy" of 1995, some scenes contain Norfolk Southern trains. In one scene, NS 8760, A C40-8, led a manifest train....

 
Thanks for posting that. There's another movie I haven't seen, or forgot about. Doesn't matter what it's about to me either, as long as there's trains in it!


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on Sep 27th, 2005, 3:16pm, ErieAtlantic7597 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
  I always get a bang out of the Clint Eastwood movie which has him running the locomotive right through a bar as he fires his rifle from the engineers window. Of course, eliminateing all the bad guys. But CRS seems always to hide the name of that movie from me.
   As a live steamer, one movie that I feel is terrible, is Break Heart Pass. No matter which way the engine was going, backwards or forwards, up hill or down,there was always the same exhaust cadence.  
   The Train and Von Ryans Express, definitely a couple of favorites. Danger Lights is ok, but they switch engines somewhere during the filming, but its supposed to be the same locomotive all the way through.
 
     Take care,
 
     Bruce

 
Thanks, Bruce. Hollywood should know better than to try and pull a fast one on us railfans! I wonder how they could run that steamer without the exhaust cadence changing. Digital footage maybe?


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« Reply #34 on: Sep 28th, 2005, 7:11pm »
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I just watched The Simpsons on Fox. It was the episode where the family goes to Florida during Spring Break. Homer causes his usual trouble and gets chased out of town by the police. He thought he escaped when he BARELY beat a train at a crossing, leaving the cop on the other side. Then, BAM, their car get's nailed by an Amtrak train on the other track. An all too often occurence in real life. I like The Simpsons because they take taboo subjects and make light of them. No, a train/auto accident is nothing to laugh at in reality, but at least they bring such things to the public's attention.

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« Reply #35 on: Sep 28th, 2005, 7:17pm »
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on Sep 28th, 2005, 7:11pm, toddsyr wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I just watched The Simpsons on Fox. It was the episode where the family goes to Florida during Spring Break. Homer causes his usual trouble and gets chased out of town by the police. He thought he escaped when he BARELY beat a train at a crossing, leaving the cop on the other side. Then, BAM, their car get's nailed by an Amtrak train on the other track. An all too often occurence in real life. I like The Simpsons because they take taboo subjects and make light of them. No, a train/auto accident is nothing to laugh at in reality, but at least they bring such things to the public's attention.

 
I saw that episode not to long ago. I cant help but think the high-nose EMD is to short...
 
There is another Simpson episode of 1992 I beleive. It's the one were homer gives up christianirty and makes fun of religeions. In the car chase with Ned Flanders, Homer is forced to drive through a crossing with a train approaching. Ned jumps through a Boxcar by a hair, but homer hops a trash barge and gets away...


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zartok-35, I remember that epsiode as well, now that you mention it.  It was a good one as usual. Also, do you remember the Dudley DoRight cartoon? He was forever rescuing Nell from being tied to the tracks!

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Just found this on the cable guide, it comes on in like a minute or so. On the H INT channel, a History Explorer episode. Channel 127 in Central NY. " Century In Motion, Part 1. Golden Age of ocean liners; developement of the railroad industry; creators of the automobile; growth of commercial avaition. "

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« Reply #38 on: Oct 2nd, 2005, 9:43pm »
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Speaking of train movies. I think this was the name "Runaway train" which stared Eric Roberts. Anyone remember this one?

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on Oct 2nd, 2005, 9:43pm, icsd701000 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Speaking of train movies. I think this was the name "Runaway train" which stared Eric Roberts. Anyone remember this one?

Is this the one that took place on the D&RGW?


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