trains in movies

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by roch, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    Speaking of three rail, did anyone remeber the huge Lionel set in Superman Returns?
  2. Uintah Dave

    Uintah Dave Member

    I just watched The Magnificent Seven today. Towards the begining there is a train scene where James Coburn has a gun fight with another guy. In the back ground there is a train lettered FCI #67. The movie was shot in Mexico I think. Can anybody give me anymore details on the railroad or engine?
  3. KCS

    KCS Member

    Has anyone mentioned "Broken Arrow"? I noticed a movie "mistake" with that train scene when they uncoupled the car's. Look closely!:eek:
  4. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    I am surprised nobody has mentioned Breakheart Pass with Charles Bronson.

  5. Kanawha

    Kanawha Member

    I'm pretty sure Sierra RR #3 has been in more films than any other locomotive in history. Everything from the Marx brothers' Go West to High Noon to Back to the Future 3.
  6. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    It was listed in

    however there have been quite a few other cross thread references so it still counts. sign1
  7. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    For those of you who are keeping treck...

    Here is a list of movies that have been mentioned on either one or both of the relevant threads in no particular order:

    Marx brothers' Go West
    High Noon
    Back to the Future 3
    Broken Arrow
    The Magnificent Seven
    Superman Returns
    'The Adams family'
    Shanghai Noon
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    Emperor of the North Pole
    End of the Line
    Grey Fox
    Journey of Natty Gann
    How The West Was Won
    The Taking Of Pellem 1-2-3
    Throw Mama From the Train
    Night at the Museum
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Cassadra Crossing
    Night Train To Berlin
    Murder On The Orient Express
    The General
    'closely watched trains'
    'Trains And Locomotives'
    'The last Detail'
    Silver Streak
    'Runaway Train'
    My Name Is Nobody
    Schindler's List
    Festival Express
    North Country
    The Great Locomotive Chase
    The Ghost and the Darkness.
    Stand By Me.
    From Russia With Love,
    Golden Eye
    The Railway Children
    Jakob the Liar
    Life is Beautiful
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    Gone with the wind.
    The Darjeeling Limited
    Dr. Zhivago
    Wild Wild West
    The Train
    Into the West
    North by Northwest
    Atomic Train
    Mission Impossible
    TV series "super train"
    Around the World in 80 Days
    Howl's Moving Castle
    The Last Samurai
    Benny and Joon
    The Money Train
    Von Ryan's Express
    Trading Places
    The Good,The Bad and The Ugly
    Duck,You Sucker!
    All of the Harry Potter movies
    The Great Train Robbery
    The Illusionist(?)-
    Batman Begins
    The Manchurian Candidate
    3:10 to YUMA
    Union Pacific
    Ticket to Tomahawk
    Bite the Bullet
    The Fugitive
    The Station Agent
    The Titfield Thunderbolt
    Under Seige 2 "Dark Territory"
    Polar Express
    Blazing Saddles
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    Chattanooa Choo Choo
    Orchestra Wives
    The Greatest Show on Earth
    Petty Coat Junction
    The Silver Streak - 1934 (The original.)
    How The West Was Won
    It Happened One Night
    Kansas Pacific
    Union Pacific
    Tough Guys
    Two Mules for Sister Sara
    Caught on a Train
    Strangers on a Train
    Bridge On the River Kwai
    Western Union
    'Thomas and the Magic Railroad'
    Tocatta for Toy Trains
    Narrow Margin
    TV series Peacemakers
    Some Like it Hot
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    western series called Iron Horse
    the Clint Eastwood spagetti westerns
    The Christmas Train
    Music man
    London to Brighton in "N" Minutes the N is 5, 10 or 20
    Night Mail

    I've tried to eliminate the duplicates, but....:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  8. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

  9. Kanawha

    Kanawha Member

    Theres also a really obscure TV movie from the 80's with Mickey Rooney called Treasure Train. In it, they restore and old steam engine.
  10. Dick Elmore

    Dick Elmore Member

    :thumb: Clark, there are two versions of 3:10 to Yuma, which are you refering to. Also how about "Jewel of the Nile" if you're into foriegn trains.

    Texas Chief
  11. roch

    roch Member

    I just finished watching "THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS" which has been mentioned. It is a good true story.
    I still have not come across any that have not been mentioned.
    Having a hard time keeping up. :thumb:
  12. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Probably the 2007 version, although I think that both versions have been mentioned.
  13. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Just saw a new one to add to the list. The Island. Cool futuristic trains.
  14. boppa

    boppa Member

    Not sure if I should include this one as technically its a truck and not a train- but it is on the rails (just finished watching it again- got the whole mad max trilogy as a present)
    but then people have no problems with modelling the galloping goose- so i'll put it in

    mad max 3- beyond thunderdome
  15. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    No, actually I'll have to look it up, but I believe the very first motion pictures were shot by a French fellow, and were of trains passing through a major station, back in the 1890-somethings.

    *edit* Aha! The Lumiere brothers short film L'Arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat was shot in 1895.
  16. roch

    roch Member

    Very cool. :thumb:

    That is something I was looking for when I started this thread.
    Movies sure have come a long way.
  17. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    What about the I love toy trains and big trains series?

    I have quite a few childrens VHS tapes on trains, do they count?:p
  18. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Just saw another movie to add to the list. In "Superman Returns" the evil Lex Luthor has this awesome Marklin layout. :cool: :cool: :cool: If for no other reason check the movie out. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  19. hmas

    hmas Member

    Too lazy to reread all the old posts, OK I can't reed, sew I'll jist post wot I got. :mrgreen:
    Ned Kelly 1970
    Night of the demon 1957
    Oh! Mr Porter 1937 british comedy
    Lawrence of Arabia 1962
    Titfield thunderbolt
    Dumbo 1941
  20. stary

    stary Member

    it was also in the old TV series "PETTICOAT JUNCTION".

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