Train Movie on TV

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by CSX6638, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. CSX6638

    CSX6638 Member

    This thursday at 5:30 PM Eastern Std. Time, the Plex movie channel will air the 1973 Train movie "Emperor of the North" with Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine, some great train action shots in this one. If you receive this channel it's worth watching and recording.
  2. neilmunck

    neilmunck Member

    It's a good film. If it is the one i think it is (and i think it is if you see what i mean!) then it is good fun.

    The thing that bugged me a bit was that the two of them jump on to the roof of a passenger train that is being pulled by a USRA 0-8-0.

    If you want to keep an eye out for it then it is the bit after they get flung off the freight train (a very nice 2-8-0 by the way) so they spread grease on the rails on a hill to slow the passenger train down enough to be able to jump off a bridge onto the roof of one of the passenger cars.

    Check out what Ernest Borgnine sees through the window of the passenger car when he gets off too!:D ;) :thumb:

  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    A pity, but this channel is not offered by Dish Network.

    Thanks anyway
  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Uhhh......I'm watching it right now on Action.
    Good movie.
  5. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    I love that movie and infact I own it on vhs and I think both Lee Marvin(A No1) and Ernest Borgnine(Shack) did some of their finest acting in that movie. :D
  6. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    Great Movie:

    Have any of you seen "The Station Agent"? Some of the actors were up for awards at the screen actors guild ceremony. Here's a link to the preview:

    We saw it a couple weeks ago and my nontrain son daughter and daughter's boyfriend all liked it. Humorous situations, lots of railfanning and quirky characters. Only thing i thought was weak was the ending.

    Well, back to watching TCM's weekend of best picture oscar winners and working on my trains.


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