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« Reply #40 on: Oct 3rd, 2005, 12:34am »
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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?

 
Yes, it was Runaway Train that starred Eric Roberts. I vaguely remember it. Didn't some criminals steall the train? I remember seeing snow too.


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« Reply #41 on: Oct 3rd, 2005, 12:40am »
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on Oct 2nd, 2005, 10:45pm, RDG484 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

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

 
Just did a little searching on this, I saw it. Can't find information on the railroad though, sorry. I remember it was winter, either in Canada or the American North.


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« Reply #42 on: Oct 3rd, 2005, 12:04pm »
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The Model train scene from Addams Family is my favorite scene of all time. That's a ride that I would not want to take. Ahh who am I kidding, even though it would mean certain hospital bills, it would be fun to have Gomez Addams as the yardmaster on those old steamers.

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« Reply #43 on: Oct 3rd, 2005, 4:28pm »
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electro_soundwave, I always loved when they showed the train layout on that show. Trains and dynamite, ya gotta love it!

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« Reply #44 on: Oct 3rd, 2005, 4:35pm »
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  Man, I must be loosing it. And I should be shamed, being a live steamer.. Silver Spoons with the live steamer that comes through the liveing room. I don't remember anything else about that TV show but that. Tracks in the house.
 
     Bruce


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I never saw that, but thanks for posting about it ErieAtlantic. I'll be sure to watch for re-runs! Also, who could forget about Mr. Trolley on the Mr. Rogers show. It's the only reason I ever watched that show.

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« Reply #46 on: Oct 5th, 2005, 6:38pm »
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"Simpsons Tall Tales" Episode #1217.
The Simpsons play folk legends like Paul Bunyan and Tom Sawyer.
 This is currently airing. The family hops a freight train. When they climb into a boxcar, they are greeted by a hobo who tells legendary tales, with the characters depicted by the Simpsons. The funniest part is when they first meet the hobo. He tells them not to worry, he's not a stabbin' hobo, he's a singin' hobo!


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« Reply #47 on: Oct 5th, 2005, 10:41pm »
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I just taped on my TIVO the Three Stooges movie (the one starring Michael Chiklis as Curley) and there is a scene with A&WP No. 290 going by the camera.  This is when the Stooges and Ted Healey all go to Hollywood.

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« Reply #48 on: Oct 6th, 2005, 4:20am »
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I think I remember that one. Those old flicks are a treasure trove of trains, back when rail was the way to travel! Here's a color pic of A&WP 290, taken from:
 
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« Reply #49 on: Oct 6th, 2005, 2:20pm »
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on Oct 3rd, 2005, 12:34am, toddsyr wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Yes, it was Runaway Train that starred Eric Roberts. I vaguely remember it. Didn't some criminals steall the train? I remember seeing snow too.

 
Yeah Eric Roberts and Jon Voight starred in Runaway Train...they escape a prison in Alaska and hop a set of light engines but the engineer has a heart attack and somehow the brakes burn off...thus resulting in the runaway


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« Reply #50 on: Oct 6th, 2005, 2:41pm »
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NS3360, thanks for the clarification. I knew it was somewhere with snow and mountains!

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« Reply #51 on: Oct 6th, 2005, 10:24pm »
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"Simpsons Tall Tales" Episode #1217.
The Simpsons play folk legends like Paul Bunyan and Tom Sawyer.
 This is currently airing. The family hops a freight train. When they climb into a boxcar, they are greeted by a hobo who tells legendary tales, with the characters depicted by the Simpsons. The funniest part is when they first meet the hobo. He tells them not to worry, he's not a stabbin' hobo, he's a singin' hobo!

 
 
No the thing of it is (and thnks to DVR, I saw it several times today) They jumped on a Union Pacific boxcar. Now given that it only took a half hour to get to Delaware, who wants to bet that it ws a leaser on NS or CSX?


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« Reply #52 on: Oct 7th, 2005, 12:00am »
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Seeing how this episode came out on May 20 2001, there's no other alternatives are there?

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« Reply #53 on: Oct 7th, 2005, 2:33am »
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Depends, any short lines in the area?

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Well, to know the exact answer, we need to know where they got on the train. Where the Simpsons city of Springfield is located has never been divulged. Map from:
 
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There is another scene in "The Three Stooges" where the the boys are walking through what appears to be North Station Boston.  If you look carefully, you will see a draft of Kawasaki Bilevels in the background.  And this scene takes place in the early 1940's!!

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The Three Stooges was one of those great old shows that featured alot of great rail scenes. And why not? This was the time of big name trains and steam was in it's heyday. Not sure if the following image depicts the show you discuss, but it's the only Stooge pic I could find that's rail related. Photo from:
 
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« Reply #57 on: Oct 8th, 2005, 4:17am »
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This thread was created with the intent of covering ALL forms of media. One form of media that has not been touched upon is e-mail. I receive a periodic e-mail from the Association of American Railroads Railfan Club. If you'd like to check it out, here you go:
 
http://www.railfanclub.org/newsletter.asp


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« Reply #58 on: Oct 8th, 2005, 10:18am »
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I forgot to mention the 1963 Kirk Douglass movie 'Lonely Are The Brave'. One scene shows a SP freight with a Black Widow GP9 leading.

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« Reply #59 on: Oct 9th, 2005, 1:17am »
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I remember seeing that one some years ago. Great flick! An aging cowboy clashing with the more modern West, and his own views of how life should be being torn down around him.

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