Train films/shows on TV

 
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
Brief Encounter is on ABC at 4.30am tomorrow (Tue 11/11). It's based on a Noel Coward play and set in a railway refreshment room. It was filmed on location at Carnforth and has trains passing every few minutes. Set your VCR tonight.

Cheers
David

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  K163 Chief Commissioner

Location: Well you see that house over there? Well it's not that one.
Is that the one based on a group of people that miss their train due to one of them stopping the first train, and during the night the ghost of the branch line train comes through on that night?
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
Is that the one based on a group of people that miss their train due to one of them stopping the first train, and during the night the ghost of the branch line train comes through on that night?
"K163"

That's The Ghost Train, based on the play by Arnold Ridley.

Cheers
David
  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net
For fans of Budd RDCs

Everyone's favorite detective, Billy Rosewood trying to save the world again Very Happy (Excuse the Beverly Hills Cop Joke)

http://tvguide.ninemsn.com.au/closeup/default.asp?pid=8439404

Its a rather lame movie by the IMDB description, but it does feature BC Rail Budd RDCs as 'the train'
  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net
OK gunzels we have an action packed weekend of train films coming up !

All times are Sydney, as always check your local guide.

Saturday, CH9

The Peacemaker

http://tvguide.ninemsn.com.au/closeup/default.asp?pid=8716659

Watch the intro to the movie and dont bother with the rest. It is a interesting steam versus diesel chase and hikjack sequence. I have mentioned this scene previously.

Saturday, CH10

Money Train

http://tvguide.ninemsn.com.au/closeup/default.asp?pid=8698156

Useless, the train shots were shot in a makeshift subway built in a carpark in L.A as it was one of the whole places big enough.

Skip it unless your an action film or subway addict.

Monday, CH7

Runaway Train

http://tvguide.ninemsn.com.au/closeup/default.asp?pid=8753980

This is an 80s classic, and a must see for the railfan. It is set in snowbound Alaska.

The remaster which will be shown (was shown last year or before) is much, much better in quality.

Keep an eye out for the ALCo MRS-1 road switcher in the siding before the accident. These locomotives were built by EMD/ALCo/GE as a common design for During and Post WW2 use in Europe, and as such are the odditiy on North American rails due to their small size. It is very similar in looks to the DL531/535 export model.

The locomotives featured in the film are a GP40, F7 and a GP9, there is some information about the consist on the web.

Now if only 7 would show Emperor of the North.

Cheers.
  A no 1 Chief Commissioner

Location: I see a Seagoon
I purchased a copy(second hand) of Emperor of the north in Bundaburg for $2.50. A mate of mine at work bought a copy from the states fo $40!
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
Sleeping Car to Trieste, 12.35am Wednesday 25/2 on ABC.

Von Ryan's Express, 3pm Saturday 28/2 on Seven,
  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net
Sleeping Car to Trieste, 12.35am Wednesday 25/2 on ABC.

Von Ryan's Express, 3pm Saturday 28/2 on Seven,
"DavidB"


Great, remaster of Von Ryan's Express.

Compulsory gunzel viewing !

I must have seen that film a zillion times when I was little  8)

Thanks David, we must remeber to bump the thread for both films.
  ben9909 Chief Train Controller

Location: Main West N.S.W
Sleeping Car to Trieste, 12.35am Wednesday 25/2 on ABC.

Von Ryan's Express, 3pm Saturday 28/2 on Seven,
"DavidB"


An excellent film in its own right with or without the fanastic action sequences on board of the "express".

Definatly recommended Wink
  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net
*bump*

Von Ryans Express on soon for east coast

lets see how many so called gunzels actually watch it !
  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net
East Coast/Sydney

http://tvguide.ninemsn.com.au/closeup/default.asp?pid=8975519


4:30 am
ABC NSW
The Ghost Train  (90 mins , Rated: G)
Genre: Horror

Comedy drama where passengers discover a railway station in Cornwall is haunted. From the play by Arnold Ridley.


  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
4:30 am
ABC NSW
The Ghost Train  (90 mins , Rated: G)
Genre: Horror

Comedy drama where passengers discover a railway station in Cornwall is haunted. From the play by Arnold Ridley.

This is an excellent movie and well worth taping. The train scenes are limited to the start and end. Personally I wouldn't call it a horror film.

Cheers
David
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
The 2000 remake of On The Beach, 8.30pm Saturday (13/3) on Seven. Features K153 in several scenes.

Cheers
David
  K163 Chief Commissioner

Location: Well you see that house over there? Well it's not that one.
The 2000 remake of On The Beach, 8.30pm Saturday (13/3) on Seven. Features K153 in several scenes.

Cheers
David
"DavidB"
cool, I've gotta see that. Channel 7 must've known that my b'day then  Laughing
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
Totally Australia: The Ghan - 4pm Saturday (10/4) on Ten. A 1 hour doco on the first Ghan to Darwin.

Cheers
David
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
Also Doctor Zhivago, 12 noon Friday on Seven.

Cheers
David
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
it isn't on tv but has anyone seen "The Station Agent?"
  dudley Junior Train Controller

Location: sydney
The North West Passage 01.05  on the A B C the star is a 0 6 0 tank
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
The Great Escape, 8.30pm Friday on Seven. You have to wait until near the end, but there is some good German steam action.

Wild Wild West, 8.30pm Saturday on Nine. There is a recreation of the "golden spike" ceremony.

Seven Wonders of the Industrial World, starts 7.30pm Sunday on ABC. I'm told this is an excellent series. Includes the SS Great Eastern, the world's first iron steamship designed by I.K. Brunel, and the (US) Transcontinental Railroad.

Cheers
David
  Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW
Whoops!

Forgot to post "Breakheart Pass" for last night!
  Railfan9949 Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere between Gembrook to Healesville to Seymour to Maldon
Yeah I watch that, after NCIS on channel 10!!

Thank god for the invention of the westinghouse breaks!!

btw those who missed the movie or haven'y seen it, there was a part where three carriages full of soldiers, was purposely detached and naturally it ran away down hill at full speed and down a cliff!!  Twisted EvilTwisted EvilTwisted Evil
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
Set your VCRs for this one.

Rocket and its Rivals - 2.05pm Monday 30/9 on SBS.

Rocket And Its Rivals tells the exciting story of innovation and entrepreneurial brinkmanship which led to George Stephenson's Rocket becoming the most famous locomotive ever, when it was chosen to pull the world's first passenger train. Stephenson's Rocket sparked a worldwide revolution when it steamed ahead of its rivals at the Rainhill Trials - but should the history books be rewritten? More than 170 years after the world's most famous locomotive competition, a team from the National Railway Museum took part in a major new experiment to discover whether Rocket really did deserve its place in history.
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
GNT on Wednesday (18.30 on ABC) will have an item about the Abt Wilderness Railway.

Cheers
David
  Maikha Moderator Not a gunzel

Did anyone catch that movie "Final Run" on Ch10 yesterday arvo at 12pm?

Being stuck in study, I knew nothing about it until the last half hour having lunch, and so missed the rest.

Seemed alright, but abit typical of all other action movies involving trains. Canadian Mountain passenger train, something happens to loco/drivers, train going downhill uncontrollably, hero has to seperate train and loco, and crash the loco, but get out of it intime by clinging onto a helicopter, etc.


Cheers
Maikha "V" Ly
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria
hey guys,

i bought "The Train" starring Burt Lancaster on DVD the other day for $14.95 at Big W. Its not a bad movie, black and white, its bout a painting train run by the nazi's. the paintings are french and the nazi's are tryin to get the paintings into germany. they try and stop the train by blowin up the tracks, untieing the tracks from the sleepers, and there is one where they crash a steam loco into another steam loco, then after all that another steam loco crashes into the rear of the crashed one, its a good movie.

back to "on the beach" i could be wrong here, but is that the movie with jacquline mckenzie and grant bowler in it? if it is, i dont think it was K153 they used, i think u will find it was D3 639, it was filmed at talbot. after they finished shooting all the scenes with the D3, it went back to ballarat and the next day J515, GM36 and T378 went to Mildura. I was on this train workin and we had a bloke who was on the D3 the day b4 shootin the scenes.

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