Train Movies - Unstoppable

BarstowRick Feb 17, 2019

  1. Akirasho

    Akirasho TrainBoard Member

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    Original debris from Roswell was eventually taken to a hangar (18) at Wright-Patt. Said hangar led to creation of FTD (Foreign Technology Division) and Project Blue Book (investigations of UFOs), but U didn't hear it from me!!!
     
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  2. BnOEngrRick

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    Well, there was a train, and it did get away...

    I don't know how specific I can get as to the details. The engineer did get off while moving and wasn't able to get back on. The controls didn't move themselves. It was a yard job pulling a cut of cars out of the "bowl" to swing to a departure track, so there was no air involved with the brakes.

    The scene where there were a bunch of derails put on the track, well, there was actually only one or two and they didn't explode with fireworks...No other trains tried to intercept, other than the one that did catch it and bring the speed down.

    Yes, a Sheriff Deputy did try to shoot the emergency fuel cutoff button, but what most didn't realize is Conrail units' EFC button must be held down for about 5 seconds before the pump will shut off, versus instant action with most other RR's units.

    There was more to the whole story that I would rather not divulge.
     
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  3. BarstowRick

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    You said what? Huuunh? I'm sorry can you speak up. Aye?

    I've been in hangar 18 and it's now part of the Wright Patterson Air Museum. I'm sure that's just a put off and was probably hangar 12 back when this all happened. What? What? What did I say?

    Thinking where could this take us?

    We end up with stories about aliens running around Kettering, Ohio on their nights off from the WPAFB. Inventing all kinds of stuff like starters, car air conditioning, ice cream cones, computers, digital stuff and more. I even heard they hi-jacked a train and tried to fly it. Bet they could. Huunh.

    Why? Is homeland security knocking on my door? I think it's time to take the trash out. RUN!
     
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  4. BarstowRick

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    Understood on the not divulging stuff.

    I also heard of a train that got away from a yard in Pennsylvania, somewhere near the Ohio and Pennsylvania State Border Line. However, I'm thinking that was freight cars that got rolling and didn't stop until finding an uphill grade. Someone, of course, suspected kids and vandalism and I believe they proved to be employee error. Set the hand breaks.
     
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  5. BarstowRick

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    Here's another hint in the form of a question.

    When does a yardmaster have the authority to control the main line? Just how many times does the movie have railroad officials overstepping his or her authority.

    One more. How many yard towers or control centers/dispatching have built in network TV's in them? Now it gets interesting.
     
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  7. BarstowRick

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    Okay, the obvious.

    Trains leaving one rail and running around the corner on the outside wheels. I laughed harder at this, then any one thing in the movie. Then I listened to the directors cut and what he talks about, talking over the film. Even he said, that wouldn't happen in real life but certainly adds to the drama of the scene. Continuing, And of course we had to do that digitally but what a scene it made. Not a quote you understand but close enough.

    About Akirasho's videos. Well...I hesitate before I speak...and I don't want to offend Akirasho. So before I get rolling...or the train does...Thank-you for the above video's. Well done and well played. Good one.

    I'm sure the first video of the news anchors reporting is accurate, only in that... it is news anchors, reporting what they've been told.......to report. There are differences between the two videos as to who and how the train was stopped. I'll bet most of you, who looked at them are already on it.

    Discernment and knowledge are never a bad thing. I love where a story starts to fall apart.
     
  8. Hardcoaler

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    With Akirasho's video link, I now see why they chose 777 for Unstoppable's "star" engine. There's probably a full write up of this event somewhere on the NTSB website.
     
  9. BnOEngrRick

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    I couldn't finish watching that second video. Worse than the movie.
     
  10. Hardcoaler

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    For a great rail move, check out The Train (1964). It'll appear on TCM on Turner Classic Movies at 5:30 PM Eastern on Saturday (05/04/2019).
     
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