Train Movies - Unstoppable

BarstowRick Feb 17, 2019

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  2. minesweeper

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    You can also see the locomotive is a 2-8-0 and not the typical US 4-4-0.
    We had almost no 4-4-0 in Europe.
     
  3. ddechamp71

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    Isn't it a 0-6-0 ? Which was also rather uncommon in the US in the middle-end of XIXth century...

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    This trailer has all the markings of a Grade B Western, though set on rails instead of the Arizona desert near Tucson. I was 17 when it was released, but I never heard of any of the actors, either at the time or after in later films. Probably made a little money from kids with Saturday afternoon showings along with Perils of Pauline serials, cartoons, and newsreels. IIRC, the Saturday afternoon prices were around 15 cents, and Milk Duds were a dime. Totally tore up a 25 cent weekly allowance. LOL
     
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    It did. And some good reviews. And Richard Fleischer's career. And it's still considered better than the 1990 Gene Hackman remake of it, which in itself isn't a terrible movie.
     
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    Looks like the film is set in the mid 20th century. I'm not sure about the wheel arrangement of the locomotive, but it looks like it has Southern Pacific characteristics. (Maybe a semi-streamlined 4-8-2?) Can anyone more familiar identify it?
     
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    He was talking about Once Upon a Time in the West. Are you talking about Narrow Margin? I think we have now officially discussed too many movies in this thread.

    Looks like a Girl Scout 4-8-4 to me. And a K-5 Pacific streamlined by Loewy, which is pretty useless for getting you from Chicago to L.A.
     
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    Oops. Yeah, I assumed we were talking about Narrow Margin. I totally missed the discussion about "once Upon a Time in the West. Yes, I liked the spaghetti westerns, but the European railroad equipment always broke the illusion of reality- for me anyway. However, that Spanish consolidation is an interesting locomotive.
     
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    I always get a kick out of Hollywood and their use of "stock" footage. They mix them up usually showing radically different airplanes, or in the case of Narrow Margins, trains, implying they are all of the same thing. As acptulsa pointed out, the first shot is of a Daylight with a GS2 and then the second is a PRR streamlined Pacific.
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    Mmmmhhh... I don't remember this kind of locomotive in Sergio Leone's terrific Once Upon A Time In The West. I only remember a modified european train with european style buffer + hook couplers, which is of course a little bit... repellant for train fans although the overall great quality of this movie. I will try to investigate..

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