Don't know if it was mentioned...the opening and closing of BAD DAY AT BLACKROCK..A&B SP black widow F units...and daylight train
Father Brown: "The Kembelford Dragon."
While the Father Brown series occasional has a railway in it, this murder mystery revolves the closing of Kembleford station and the Station Master has an operating HO(OO) scale representation of the station.
Unstoppable..........w Denzel Washington
Unstoppable..........w Denzel Washington
Don’t forget Will (Chris Pine)
I remember a Michael Strahan sitcom that had a big train layout in a couple of episodes.
The Big Bang Theory has incorporated trains into quite a few episodes.
There was an Endeavour program Season 5 part three "Passenger" showed alot of British trains.
One show I really like to watch is The Walking Dead and near the end of Season 4 their are NS Branch Lines used in the show and cool to see an NS & N&W boxcar. Only issue I have, in the show time frame, the tracks are shiny where as if that was in real life, they would be completely rusted.
About two weeks ago I was unable to sleep due to a sore neck and shoulder. About 4:00 AM I got out of bed and sat in my recliner chair. I turned on my TV and caught the beginning of "The Adventures of Annie Oakley", a 1950 western series. WOW!! the story was centered around the narrow gauge SP Owens valley branch. There were lots of scenes of ten wheeler no. 9 under steam running light and pulling trains. Scenes were shot in Laws, Owenyo and Keeler. Sure the story was hokey and Annie was even hokier but I was totally entranced with all the train scenes. BTW it was shown on MEtv, channel 17 here in Roswell GA. ODD-D
Watching FXM Retro and a movie from 1965 called "John Goldfarb, Please Come Home" with Shirley McLane, Peter Ustinov, Harry Morgan, and other greats is on. It is about a U2 pilot who lands in a middle eastern country, and the sheik, Peter Ustinov, has trains, of all scales, running everywhere through his palace, throughout the movie. It is a fun B movie from that time, and a lot of trains and girls in bikinis. A lot of good looking action, with trains....... A really fun movie for a Saturday of relaxing while working on engines, despite the distractions. Still, worth watching to catch the interesting model train action, and some ideas for layouts around the house.......
I saw that movie as a kid the local t.v. station would air it.Now those where trains that smoked and sounded like trains.I know its a movie but its a fun movie.
I am surprised NONE of you mentioned this movie:
And the Strasburg RR made the Open air Observation car!
"Society Lawyer," from 1939. Saw it on TCM recently. One of the characters (a mobster whom Walter Pidgeon's character has gotten off on a murder charge as the film opens, if I remember correctly) has an O gauge train train running around a carpet layout. Track runs under the bed - he lifts up a ruffle as the train emerges.
The Great Train Robbery (1978)
"The Great Train Robbery" is based on a novel by Michael Crichton. It features the efforts of a band of three to rob gold kept in elaborate safes on a train leaving England to support the Crimean War. The film's costumes, elaborate sets and a score from Jerry Goldsmith are impeccable at creating a sense of Victorian England.
Sean Connery is charming as Edward Pierce, who leads the robbers. Donald Sutherland has a memorable role as Robert Agar, a top-rate thief and accomplice to Pierce. Lesley-Anne Down plays Miriam, Pierce's enchanting female companion who has no scruples about using her womanly charms.
The film follows the elaborate and interesting lengths that the gang must go to before they can even board the train. The elements of a great caper film are there: split-second decisions, tension and improvisations when plans go awry. The film also benefits from a lot of well-placed humor. "The Great Train Robbery" proves to remain interesting throughout the build up to and during the robbery.
Not sure it was mentioned but Burns and Allen had one on a week or so back. Doubt it was on a train but it ooked good.
Angel Heart has a Southern diesel and a trolley in its New Orleans scenes. Also Lisa Bonet in her best role if you know what I mean and I think you do.
In "What Ever Happened To Baby Jane... before killing him Jane hands drunken Ed a doll of herself and leaves the room. Ed sees the wheelchair and mischievously gets in with the doll on his lap and wraps a blanket over thier heads "like an Indian squaw" and goes for a drunken ride down the hall "Here comes the Super Chief"
("fr-Ed's dead Baby... fr-ED's dead"