I picked up a 2010 copy of Trains magazine at Hobby Towne, a local hobby shop full of great hobby stuff and way over a hundred model planes hanging from the ceiling. It is poor in the model train area though.
The Trains issue was a "special issue" titled "Trains 100 Greatest Train Movies" and was setting on the top of a stack of used hobby magazines or I would have missed it.
These movies were reviewed by John Farr, a movie writer and critic. John states that "this list will not by any means settle what are the greatest 100 train movies".
The magazine gives a summary of each movie, includes many pictures from some movies and tells about how some of the movies were filmed and what engines and cars were used. It indicates often whether real trains were used and which ones and when models were used.
It will serve as a good guide of what movies to look for with trains in mind.
Here is a list of the 100 from the table of contents.
Since the issue was 2010 it does not include one other Train movie I would now include. That is "The Long Ranger" from 2013 starring Johnny Depp as Tonto. This movie has lots of train action and stunts performed on moving trains.