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« Reply #135 on: June 08, 2013, 09:00:12 PM »

This one's not available as a single piece nor as a playlist, so I have to list it in parts, which are in sequence--"Other Men's Women," a sort of soap-opera love triangle with a railroad setting.  Check out the young James Cagney and an equally young Joan Blondell in supporting roles:

The movie also predates the Hayes censorship code, so there is some treatment of adultery and some slightly risque dialogue, keep in mind though that this is the early 1930s. . . Still adequately "family friendly" in my opinion.

More to come as we wait for these to be seen and digested. . .
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« Reply #136 on: June 09, 2013, 02:04:36 AM »

I am surprised there's not more mention of "The Station Agent".
There is trainwatching, train chasing, the main character lives in a railroad station and at the beginning he is working in a Model Railroading store!
Check it out.
Also, the star of the movie plays Tyrion on HBO's popular "Game Of Thrones".
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« Reply #137 on: June 11, 2013, 02:29:40 PM »


Thankss for the movies. I am heading out of town and my friends and I have some entertainment to pass whatever free time we get

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« Reply #138 on: June 12, 2013, 08:36:55 PM »

Well, here's another one, "Night Train" (Poland, 1959).  Again, not in a single piece or a playlist, so its sections have to be listed seperately:

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« Reply #139 on: June 12, 2013, 08:41:43 PM »

Some time back, there was a discussion on Railway Preservation News about an old TV series, "Casey Jones," from 1958.  A lot of the episodes are linked on that page, which is linked below:

Hope those links still work.

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« Reply #140 on: July 06, 2013, 12:24:04 AM »


Finally got around to watching some of those other movies really well done and saw the info on Casey Jones

it always amazes me how much is NOT taught to our kids. I feel I have to be follow up teacher to my kids!!!
Thanks again for some great film I didn't know existed!!!!!!!!
CNE Runner

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« Reply #141 on: July 06, 2013, 10:07:37 AM »

I remember watching "Casey Jones" on TV back in the 1950s...never missed an episode. About 3 or 4 years ago I bought the first 18 episodes of the show on eBay. My wife and I watched all 18 (she never knew the existence of the show before) and thoroughly enjoyed each one. This was good television...where has it gone?

We finally got the opportunity to watch "Runaway Train" (we aren't movie 'goers') and were absolutely enthralled by the movie. Both of us were on the edges of our seats until the very end. The various subplots were well done; and I thought the characters well developed. I highly recommend this movie.


"Keeping my hand on the throttle...and my eyes on the rail"

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« Reply #142 on: July 06, 2013, 04:13:39 PM »

I can just about remember Casey Jones but we didn't get until the 1970s in Britain.

Not sure if you have these ones in the states:

The first Great Train Robber 1979, with Donald Sutherland and Sean Connery set in Victorian England I believe it was actually shot in Ireland! Sorry cannot find it on the net

There is also the Titfield Thunderbolt about some Villagers trying to save and run their local railway which was threatened with closure sadly no full versions on the net

Then there is Arthur Askey's The Ghost Train. Some excellent shots of The Great Western Railway early on (Although set in 1941 I think railway shots are much earlier probably pre war):


Modelling the Great Western Railway in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with a few bits from elsewhere!

It was the WRECK OF THE OLD 97!

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« Reply #143 on: July 15, 2013, 12:26:24 AM »

Emperor of the north, the titfeild thunderbolt, paradise express, danger lights, silver streak, bridge on the river kwai, Von Ryan's express, and last but not least THE TRAIN!
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