Unstoppable, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. A Tony Scott, film. Now why do I bring this here? We were talking about a number of train movies on another thread and I got to thinking that it might be fun to see how many things really go wrong. For example how many policies and procedures or railroad rules do they break. In other words how many things do they really screw up to make an interesting movie line. A former Santa Fe employee, handed me this DVD and asked me, "See how many things they do wrong in the movie?" You know as it relates not to the story line but operations of any railroad. He then added, and we'll get together and compare notes. We did and lost most of our audience of model railroaders sitting with us at Carl's Jr. Model Railroaders aren't Rails and most D-GAS. They didn't. One of them kept saying, I don't know anything about that. Let me give you one example. The movie starts out with two employees, who need to move a train from one track to another. The Switchman (not brakeman) should of moved out ahead of the train to be sure the "Switches," (not turnouts) are aligned to the right track. It of course sets up the reason the train...well...you'll see. One more. A broken brake line means what? Hint, drop the air... and what happens? Answer that and the movie is already off on the wrong foot. It' is a very interesting movie and is actually based on a run-a-way train that occurred in Pennsylvania, while I was back in Ohio. The true story doesn't come close. They took editorial privileges to construct something interesting to watch. Some things they nail and others they...Oh well...you need to see it. Funny, but I'm still watching it and still finding things that aren't right. You can hear over the movie, the directors comments, on one of the options available. He makes some interesting and provocative observations and tells you what and why he did certain things. I will ask the same question my friend the Rail asked. "See how many things they do wrong in the movie?" So share your thoughts here as to what you think they really missed or messed up. Should be interesting. I promise this isn't about correcting you. Just share what you see or even ask a question about it. Or not!