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M1FredQ

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« Reply #120 on: May 11, 2013, 12:18:23 PM »

Dr Zhivago had some GREAT train scenes. It's great movie overall as my son sophmore in High School was able to show the movie in his class as a sample of what it was like during the Bolshevik Revolution.

Enemy At The Gates has a Train scene in the beginning gives you an idea how Soviet Troops were transported during Stalingrad Campaign
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jbrock27

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« Reply #121 on: May 11, 2013, 06:10:05 PM »

I liked "Enemy At The Gates".
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Desertdweller

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« Reply #122 on: May 11, 2013, 06:52:23 PM »

I liked "Enemy at the Gates", although I would not consider it a train movie.  What struck me concerning the trains was the difference between the train used by the Germans, and the train used by the Russians.  The Russian troop train was, to me, indistinguishable from the concentration camp trains used by the Germans.  The German train, on the other hand, looked to be the equivalent of an American passenger train of the day.

The treatment the Russians received at the hands of their own people was shocking.

Les
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Doneldon

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« Reply #123 on: May 12, 2013, 12:38:01 AM »

Les-

More than true. Stalin actually killed more of his own people than Hitler did, both through military action and in the Holocaust. Between 20 and 25 million Russians died during World War II, most of them by Stalin, although huge numbers were lost in combat and as many as three million more in German POW camps. And these are conservative numbers, figuring 50 million dead in the war. Some historians cite numbers in the range of 60 to 80 million dead and 30 or more million in the USSR (again, mostly due to Stalin against his own citizens).
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jbrock27

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« Reply #124 on: May 12, 2013, 06:57:42 AM »

Les and Doc; yes, this is something a lot of folks don't realize about Stalin's USSR before the outbreak of WWII.
Many, many Ukrainians, welcomed the Nazi's with open arms when they initially invaded the Motherland.  I believe many of them even fought in German SS units!  Some Frenchmen were also in SS units.
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« Reply #125 on: May 13, 2013, 02:09:15 AM »

jb-

There were large numbers of ethnic Germans in Ukraine, the result of some invited resettlement by the Tsar (I think) when there was insufficient native population to take full advantage of Ukraine's fertility. They were apparently resented by native Ukrainians (hardly a surprise) and never trusted by Russia, generally, so they weren't treated very well. They did, indeed, welcome the Wehrmacht as liberators. And with Hitler's talking about needing "space" for people to live (leibensraum or something like that), many of them expected they would be able to remain in a land which was now their home, but no longer as unwelcome aliens. They figured they would be top dogs once Germany annexed Ukraine.
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Skarloey Railway

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« Reply #126 on: May 13, 2013, 08:53:14 AM »

North-West frontier, a classic tale of derring-do has a nice old British built shunter (switcher to you guys) and is almost entirely set on board the train. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053126/

I do note that so far no one has mentioned Under Seige 2: Dark Territory http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114781 a rubbish film but some nice RR action

A much better film is The Station Agent http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0340377
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« Reply #127 on: May 14, 2013, 05:33:24 PM »

North-West frontier, a classic tale of derring-do has a nice old British built shunter (switcher to you guys) and is almost entirely set on board the train. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053126/
I do note that so far no one has mentioned Under Seige 2: Dark Territory http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114781 a rubbish film but some nice RR action. A much better film is The Station Agent http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0340377

I learned what shunting was many years ago from watching Thomas (I am a old "kid". Mr. Pan aint got nuttin on me!) Trains and George Carlin? Of course I loved it. In fact if crew talk is ever put into effect on Sodor, I hope its recordings of George, that would get my $. I watched a Station Agent Trailer. Very interesting. Under Siege,  Roll Eyes  Tongue If you cant say something nice.... Lips Sealed.....Oh heck with it, the desperation of Seigal(?) today sickens me. I don't think I could watch even if it had a refurbished GG1 pulling the train. Hungry for some corn?........  I hear Chuck Norris's tears can cure cancer! But no one can make him cry.
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M1FredQ

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« Reply #128 on: May 16, 2013, 11:33:22 AM »

My kids All watched "Thomas" and my 2 little ones still will sit through an episode.

The George Carlin ones and Ringo Starr are the best in my opinion
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« Reply #129 on: May 21, 2013, 10:18:18 PM »

My kids All watched "Thomas" and my 2 little ones still will sit through an episode.

The George Carlin ones and Ringo Starr are the best in my opinion
Carlins voice? I think I could have picked it out in a crowded dance bar. Never even noticed that was Ringo and his voice isn't exactly "common". Who's next? How about asking Rod Stewart? He is a HO train collector from what I hear.
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J3a-614

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« Reply #130 on: June 06, 2013, 10:58:52 PM »

"La Battaile du Rail" (France, 1946), is currently available on YouTube as a complete film, and subtitles are available.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiWpolKBWXs

Like John Frankenhiemer's "The Train" from 1964, this film is about the resistance put up by employees of the French railway system.  In my opinion, it's even grittier than Frankenhiemer's film, which is saying a good deal.

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Move over, Irwin Allen, "Bollywood" can make corny disaster movies, too, and they add lots of drama, romance, and musical numbers!  Actually, that's pretty typical of Indian cinema, including running times of almost three hours (I suspect a lot is due to the added musical numbers).

In reality, Indian cinema has a long tradition going back to at least the 1930s, and has had its own classics over the years.

Anyway, here's "The Burning Train."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4HQM-oNOWI&list=PL49C9181730DC294C
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« Reply #131 on: June 07, 2013, 05:53:51 PM »

Bollywood is just plain fun Grin, and it seems like a train is in almost everything.
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M1FredQ

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« Reply #132 on: June 08, 2013, 01:21:10 PM »

J3a

Thanks for the films!!!! We will watch them tonight or at least one!You are right about India they have a fairly large film industry with all sorts of subjects
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J3a-614

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« Reply #133 on: June 08, 2013, 08:34:06 PM »

Glad people here seem to like the movies I turn up.

Here's one for the traction crowd: "La Ilusion Viaja en Tranvia", or "Illusion Travels By Streetcar" (Mexico, 1953), directed by Luis Bu˝uel (who was known for some surreal, and shocking, experimental movies, but was also considered a director with an enormous influence in film).

http://www.google.com/search?q=luis+bunuel&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=ubuntu&channel=fs

The caption service for some reason doesn't work very well; the captions don't make sense.  I suspect it's some sort of language translation program, not proper subtitles.
In any event, here's link to a review and synopsis of the film, followed by a link to the film itself:

http://grunes.wordpress.com/2007/02/02/illusion-travels-by-streetcar-luis-bunuel-1953/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whdmRXPTHiY&playnext=1&list=PLB2C16FD51CA3D64B&feature=results_main

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J3a-614

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« Reply #134 on: June 08, 2013, 08:52:17 PM »

Here is an American classic from the 1930s:

"Danger Lights"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3Tm0oCQjpg

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