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steam locomotives in movies


Hi steam guys. How about movies that have good footage of steam locomotives? Two that I can think...

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Old 07-19-2002, 09:13 PM
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Hi steam guys. How about movies that have good footage of steam locomotives? Two that I can think of are " O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU? and " IRON WILL". Any other good ones guys? thanks MARK
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Old 07-20-2002, 12:17 AM
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How about "How the West Was Won"?
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Old 07-21-2002, 02:47 PM
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"Emporer Of The North" with Earnest Borgnine and Lee Marvin.
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Old 07-21-2002, 04:40 PM
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How about "the great locomotive chase", done in the late 50's or 60's? Also, in 'murder on the orient express", there are a couple of pacing shots showing some good valve motion.
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Old 07-23-2002, 12:09 AM
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I have seen alot of them in the John Wayne western's. The good ones too, like in the 1870's and 1880's. Weather their real or Hollywood, I dont know, but they look real.
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Old 07-23-2002, 07:44 AM
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Yep, they're real alright. Beautiful engines like the INYO have been lovingly restored and used in several movies. They are still alive and well and can be seen in western museums.
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Old 07-23-2002, 08:50 PM
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Colorado Territory 1949

Bite The Bullet 1975

Ticket to Tomahawk

Denver & Rio Grande

Siege At Red River 1953

The Claim

Run For Cover 1955

The light That Failed 1938

The Texas Rangers 1935

Around the world in 80 days

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

one of the "Indiana Jones" movies, and many others were all filmed along the Colorado narrow gauge.
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Old 07-24-2002, 08:18 AM
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There is a scene with a traction engine on a threshing machine at the beginning of The Green Mile.
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Old 07-24-2002, 08:52 AM
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Buster Keaton's "The General" has some stunning locomotive scenes.
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Old 07-27-2002, 11:06 PM
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The Journey of Matty Gann,,, set in the 30s,,, terrific shots of large steamers,, and Sound too. john in nebraska
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Old 08-03-2002, 07:03 PM
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Teddy at the Throttle or Titfield Thunderbolt
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Old 08-05-2002, 10:28 PM
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What was the name of the movie starring burt lancaster set in europe during wwii? In the movie he is shown pouring a new babitt rod bearing on a locomotive.
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Old 08-13-2002, 07:28 AM
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Your local library should be able to get you "In Danger's Light". It was made in 1930 and is a dandy. If you want to see lots of steam locomotives, actual round house scenes, steam hooks working, steam locomotive's running scenes with actual exhaust and whistles[not dubbed in ones], and hear old time railroad language/terms, then get this movie.
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Old 08-17-2002, 02:52 AM
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Have youall been to the train Museum in St. louis Mo. some of there cars have been the movies. I have see them there. Paul
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Old 08-20-2002, 07:56 PM
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Hi John, Where did you find that movie? I have been looking at amazon and e-bay and railroad sites but I come up empty. " IN DANGER,S LIGHT" is really difficult to find. Have I finally stumped the internet? maybe, any ideas?

thanks MARK
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Old 08-25-2002, 10:45 PM
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Try the Buster Keaton silent movie. Was it 'The Great Locomotive Chase' or 'The General'? Also look up material on the Virginia &Truckee Railroad. In the 1930's it served as the source of many of the locomotives and cars seen in almost every western made. The equipment was left over from the mining boom days of the 1800's and never rusted out or rotted in the dry desert climate. Check the link below. The Sierra Railroad was another that even made it into the days of TV.


Nevada rail museum
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