What is your favorite train Related Film of all time?

Started by OwL, April 10, 2011, 06:41:04 PM

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Adam1701D

The Titfield Thunderbolt wins it for me, with honourable mentions for The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3 (original) and The Great St. Trinians Train Robbery.

Unstoppable is also well worth a watch.
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Adam Warr
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zwilnik

Quote from: REFaust on April 11, 2011, 09:32:54 AM
I have to admit a fondness for the old Childrens Film Foundation movie 'Runaway Railway'. Ronnie Barker, Jon Pertwee...

Have a look:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46d11blvERQ

R E Faust


Just goes to show what we lost out by tightening up those child labour laws ;)

REFaust

Quote from: Irish Padre on April 11, 2011, 10:14:15 AM
Have just glanced at "runaway railway ". Those CFF films were wonderful !!

I shall sit down and enjoy it properly later!!



Yes, some were released by Network DVD, 2 on each DVD with a few extras. There were 4 volumes, titled 'Saturday Morning Pictures 1-4'. Some classics there, including a very young Denis Waterman in 'Go-Kart GO!', a football one with all the 1960's Man Utd team as guests, actors like Patrick Troughton etc etc. Unfortunately they seem to be deleted and fetch quite a bit second hand nowadays I believe. I managed to get all 4 when they were released luckily. There are probably more on youtube tho  ;)

R E Faust

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Geoff

 I do not think I have a favourite, a lot of films made had a train in, I think Von Ryans express has been mentioned, then another is Bridge over the river Kwai.
Geoff

findus


zwilnik

Quote from: findus on April 11, 2011, 06:09:36 PM
Quote from: m1racleman on April 11, 2011, 10:09:38 AM
It has to be "The taking of Pelham 123"

Now that is a very good film  :thumbsup:

very good one and the remake wasn't done too badly either.

If we're including underground railways, I can sneak a tram one in too then.

Malcolm

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091464/

really funny Aussie film.


Adam1701D

Actually, that reminds me of a wonderful 1972 British horror film, called "Death Line" about cannibals living in a disused London Underground station.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Line

Donald Pleasance is wonderful as a seedy Scotland Yard detective investigating the disappearances of folk from Holborn tube.
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Best Regards,
Adam Warr
Peterborough, UK

SymonC

Quote from: captainelectra on April 11, 2011, 06:32:25 PM
Actually, that reminds me of a wonderful 1972 British horror film, called "Death Line" about cannibals living in a disused London Underground station.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Line

Donald Pleasance is wonderful as a seedy Scotland Yard detective investigating the disappearances of folk from Holborn tube.
:thumbsup:


I remember that one I think, wasn't that the one where the only English they had learnt was "MInd the Doors!" ?

Adam1701D

That's the one - they just don't make 'em like that anymore!
Best Regards,
Adam Warr
Peterborough, UK

Quacker1964

Can't believe nobody's mentioned The Railway Children.  Classic book and movie with great British cast - might seem a bit twee nowadays though :thumbsup:

moogle

Well, for me it has to several that have been mentioned already like the excellent Unstoppable, The Cassandra Crossing and The Great St. Trinians Train Robbery.
But there's also Murder on the Orient Express, The Lady Vanishes, The Great Train Robbery (with Sean Connery and actually filmed in Ireland!) and of course THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE!  :smiley-laughing:
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Irish Padre

Do watch the Connery film if you get a chance folks. There are genuine 100 year old 0-6-0s used, and in one scene the film helicopter could barely catch the loco as it was shifting so fast. It's also a fascinating glimpse of the Irish rail infrastructure as it was thirty years ago. Ireland dieselised completely as early as 1963: but everything else was left untouched!

David

Adam1701D

Anyone recall a British comedy called "The Wrong Box", set in Victorian England that featured a very well-staged train crash on the LSWR?

http://www.railwaycuttings.co.uk/films_wrongbox_txt.htm
Best Regards,
Adam Warr
Peterborough, UK

Mustermark

Quote from: Quacker1964 on April 11, 2011, 10:42:07 PM
Can't believe nobody's mentioned The Railway Children.  Classic book and movie with great British cast - might seem a bit twee nowadays though :thumbsup:

I was going to add The Railway Children.  I have loved that film since I was a kid.  I wanted Bernard Cribbins' job :thumbsup: .  (And I was more than a little bit in love with Jenny Agutter ;D ).

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Quacker1964

Wonder if anyone caught the remake/modern version? Jenny Agutter played the mother!! And Bernard Cribbins role was no other than Rab C Nesbitt (Gregor Fisher).

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