The Rocket - Buster Keaton?

Hytec Mar 5, 2014

  1. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    I just found this neat slapstick film of a replica Rocket. The engineer looks like Buster Keaton, but I can't be sure.


     
  2. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    Now that was some railroad.
     
  3. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Wow, the hazards of old time railroading. How did those coaches stay on track?
     
  4. Hytec

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    Possibly running the train v-e-r-y slowly, and filming at a slow frame-rate. When projected at normal frame-rate the action would look normal...???
     
  5. acptulsa

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    Yes, it's part of one of Keaton's best, called Our Hospitality. It's hilarious, especially if you've ever loaded a muzzleloader.

    The engineer isn't Buster Keaton, but if I remember right, is his brother.

    I think the locomotive was built for B&O's centennial rail pageant of 1921.
     
  6. Reading2100

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    And if you needed to know, for a split second at 0:55 you can see a man that is for sure him.
     
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  7. acptulsa

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    Indeed, you get a glimpse of Mr. and Mrs. Buster Keaton.
     
  8. Joe Lovett

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    Enjoyed the video Hytec, thank you for posting.

    Joe
     
  9. acptulsa

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    Ready for the whole thing?

     
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