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Offline Alsterstreek  
#1 Posted : 16 January 2013 18:41:49(UTC)
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"It happened to Jane" (1959)

There is a DVD of a 1959 comedy starring Doris Day and Jack Lemon about a conflict between a small town business woman and the fictional Eastern & Portland Railroad (E&P) during the steam to diesel transition. Besides the kitschy main plot, the movie is thematizing the problems of US railroads during the steam to diesel transition period. Train operations are reflected in a realistic manner.

Here is the link to pictures comparing a 1959 movie scene with the current situation at the railroad depot of Chester, Connecticut (USA) - the alter ego of the fictional town of Cape Ann, Maine:

http://www.flickr.com/ph...chrysler_guy/5015525905/

Wikipedia entry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Happened_to_Jane

My preferred scene:

Edited by user 27 April 2014 22:39:30(UTC)  | Reason: Adjusting info for proper presentation in newly merged thread.

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Offline petestra  
#2 Posted : 16 January 2013 20:41:03(UTC)
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Thanks, AK. I remember this film. Doris Day Wub was always super! PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline obxbill  
#3 Posted : 17 January 2013 00:24:27(UTC)
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not one I'm familiar with, but I'm gonna look for it. Thanks!
Marklin HO and Z also Hornby 00 and US 2-rail
Offline Eurobahnfan  
#4 Posted : 17 January 2013 06:59:49(UTC)
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Just put it on my Netflix queue... should have it this weekend. I remember seeing it years ago: looking forward to seeing it again.
Offline Alsterstreek  
#5 Posted : 29 March 2014 23:31:46(UTC)
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"Bad Day at Black Rock" (1955)

Southern Pacific "Black Widow" F7 #6386 A + B Unit in 1955 Spencer Tracy film. See link to a short Youtube video compilation of train related scenes and pix.



MGM made this movie near Lone Pine in the Alabama Hills not far from Death Valley National Park on a Southern Pacific Branch line from Mojave to Lone Pine which was built at the beginning of the 20th century for transporting material for constructing the Los Angeles aqueduct. MGM constructed a small town and the train was "modelled" after the transcontinental Sunset Limited streamliner train.

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Offline Alsterstreek  
#6 Posted : 27 April 2014 20:18:14(UTC)
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This related thread should be mentioned here:

https://www.marklin-user...vie-1976.aspx#post440961
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#7 Posted : 27 April 2014 20:24:48(UTC)
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"Sudden Fear" (1952)

A photo of a prototype of the Maerklin California Zephyr engine:

Western Pacific engine number 805-D, arrives at its western terminal at the Oakland Pier, aka Oakland Mole.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#8 Posted : 27 April 2014 20:27:36(UTC)
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Actually, the entire movie is about a train journey from the east to the west coast of the U.S. of A. The trip starts at the New York Grand Central Station and carries on via Chicago to the Oakland Mole.

Edited by user 28 April 2014 18:22:31(UTC)  | Reason: typo

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Offline Alsterstreek  
#9 Posted : 09 June 2014 15:38:57(UTC)
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The Station Agent - a 2003 U.S. comedy-drama about a quiet, withdrawn, unmarried man with achondroplastic dwarfism who has a deep love of railroads and seeks solitude in an abandoned train station in the Newfoundland section of Rockaway Township, New Jersey.

Trailer:

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Offline Alsterstreek  
#10 Posted : 09 June 2014 15:57:31(UTC)
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Some train-related scenes:
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Offline glight1  
#11 Posted : 09 June 2014 16:28:46(UTC)
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Transsiberian, one of my favorite train movies.

A good suspense thriller in the Hitchcockian style, Transsiberian is a 2008 Spanish-German-British-Lithuanian film, set on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

It was directed by Brad Anderson and stars Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer and Ben Kingsley. Mostly filmed Vilnius, Lithuania, with additional photography in Beijing and Russia.


Gary
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Offline mike c  
#12 Posted : 10 June 2014 04:53:25(UTC)
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Nice EC to Budapest in this film:



The TGV appears in the first film of the series. The second one also features some Russian train shots
The third one has scenes at Waterloo Station.

Regards

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Offline Alsterstreek  
#13 Posted : 13 September 2014 20:14:31(UTC)
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Von Ryan's Express (1965), a WW II movie starring Frank Sinatra - It is about time to group the information scattered around in this forum:

https://www.marklin-user...-Express.aspx#post380643

https://www.marklin-user...rototype.aspx#post467727

Edited by user 10 October 2014 11:25:09(UTC)  | Reason: Topic watch option deactivated

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Offline Mark5  
#14 Posted : 10 October 2014 03:53:39(UTC)
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Hello Marklinists,

I'm still here lurking in a dark train tunnel... and still thinking about trains everyday:

Recently saw "Cassandra Crossing" which has beautiful sequences of a Swiss electric with odd pairings of aging stars in the 70s with younger ones.
Nonetheless very revealing in light of Ebola concerns and the idea of government conspiracies.
http://putlocker.is/watc...line-free-putlocker.html

Also found this re-mastered version of "The General", a Buster Keaton classic done in sepia.
Brilliant shots on the locomotives in movement with authentic railroad equipment.
http://viooz.ac/movies/195-the-general-1926.html


There are a few Italian movies I want to see but can't seem to find in their entirety:
- Stazione Termini (90 min original masterpiece; not awful butchered Selznick version called "Indiscretion of an American wife")
- Il Ferroviere (The Railroad Man, Man of Iron) (Pietro Germi - 1955)
- Destination Piovarolo 1956
With English subtitles would be handy...
...if you have any leads do let me know.

- Mark

PS @Alsterstreek We do have a number of train movie threads on the forum.
It would be handy if moderators of webmaster could have them grouped somehow.
Perhaps in a subfolder?


Interested in history of DB, DR and FS circa 1955 to 1965. Fan of signals, catenary, stations and yards.
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Offline H0  
#15 Posted : 10 October 2014 09:02:38(UTC)
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Wikipedia has a page for this topic (German):
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisenbahn_im_Film

The original titles are also given, so it may be helpful even if you don't speak German.

Maybe someone will start an English Wikipedia page some day ...

BTW: Recently I watched "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" and was surprised to hear the German word "Gesundheit" a few times - I was watching the English version.
Much better IMHO than "The Taking of Pelham 123".
Regards
Tom
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Offline madhu.gn.71  
#16 Posted : 10 October 2014 10:59:16(UTC)
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Hi all,

The recent train movie which I enjoyed was "Unstoppable". I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and esp. Denzel Washington's role.
Unstoppable Youtube URL

Another remarkable movie which does not feature any trains but the story revolves around constructing a railroad bridge in Tsavo, Kenya - The Ghost and Darkness. Again Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas at their best.. The Ghost and the Darkness

There is a Bollywood song called Chaiyya Chaiyya which was shot on a moving train. This train connects two places called Ooty and Coonoor in south India and the scenery is awesome. This song also featured as a title and credit track for the movie "Inside Man".

Chaiyya Chaiyya, Dil Se Movie, Music AR Rahman


Regards,
Madhu
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#17 Posted : 02 November 2014 23:45:06(UTC)
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The Railrodder 1965) is a short comedy film starring Buster Keaton, actually a 25-minute comedic travelogue of Canada with an one-man, open-top rail CN maintenance vehicle. The backdrops are inter alia Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies, the Rockies and the West Coast.
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Offline morsing  
#18 Posted : 04 November 2014 21:17:00(UTC)
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No-one's mentioned "Silver Streak"?

And "The General" is one of my all time favourite movies.
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Offline Angus  
#19 Posted : 18 November 2014 09:15:31(UTC)
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One that comes to mind straight away, the movie of Alistair Maclean's book Breakheart Pass, starring Charles Bronson.

Then of course, with Pink Floyd being my all time favourite group, a train features in the movie adaptation of The Wall, it's in the scene where Pink and his friends go down to the railway tunnel to put some bullets on the rails. Not sure what the loco is though. I assume the same train is used in the scene at the station when the soldiers return from the frontline.

But the main reason for posting on this thread, last night on TV they had a rerun of the 1962 movie The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, towards the end of the movie when the brothers are travelling to Berlin, the train they travel in is the Adler with it's passenger coaches. The boys and I got quite excited when we saw that, considering my Adler is a fairly recent addition to my collection.
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Offline Mark5  
#20 Posted : 05 December 2014 21:12:43(UTC)
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As promised to Alsterstreek. More posts on train in movies and films [is it not the same thing]
... with some great selections:
https://www.marklin-user...n-movies.aspx#post326640

- Mark
Interested in history of DB, DR and FS circa 1955 to 1965. Fan of signals, catenary, stations and yards.
Father of four girls running an exhibition layout, the Mädchenbahn--
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#21 Posted : 06 December 2014 00:10:46(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Mark5 Go to Quoted Post
We do have a number of train movie threads on the forum.
It would be handy if moderators of webmaster could have them grouped somehow.
Perhaps in a subfolder?


Asked some time ago and learned that the matter is being examined.

:-)

Offline Alsterstreek  
#22 Posted : 30 May 2015 12:02:02(UTC)
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Long list of classic train movies (in spite of the title many more than only 10 movies described):

http://www.listal.com/list/10-classic-train-movies (LINK DEAD)

Edited by moderator 10 April 2021 23:53:22(UTC)  | Reason: Dead Link

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Offline Alsterstreek  
#23 Posted : 30 May 2015 12:06:20(UTC)
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And here an even longer, maybe even extensive data compilation (in German though):

http://www.eisenbahn-im-film.de/info/kinobahn.htm
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Offline xxup  
#24 Posted : 06 December 2015 03:07:29(UTC)
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There's a nice trainset toward the end of the new Ant-man movie...

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Offline cookee_nz  
#25 Posted : 10 April 2021 23:47:10(UTC)
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Been a while since anything was posted here so here's one

Paradise Express (1937) - just an hour long for an easy chill out with

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Offline marklinist5999  
#26 Posted : 11 April 2021 00:09:52(UTC)
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The Cassandra Crossing. I didn't see it posted above. A BLS train has a deadly virus on board.
Offline pederbc  
#27 Posted : 11 April 2021 00:20:25(UTC)
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I didn’t worry going trough the entire conversation, but, the movie mentioned at the beginning as ”Black widow” is actually a Spencer Tracy movie named ”Bad day at Black Rock”. A movie I really recommend! 1. Spencer Tracy! 2. Train movie shots! 3. Story!

SEE IT!!!

Peder
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Offline hxmiesa  
#28 Posted : 11 April 2021 19:28:57(UTC)
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Not real trains, but real model trains...
Old danish classic. Probably known by at least half the people here, but for the ones who don´t know it;


A real pearl, especially if you get the dialogue...
The film is called "Stoev paa hjernen" (1961).
Best regards
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