Movies with trains in them

 

  • "Emperor of the North
  • "Ticket to Toltec"
  • "Tough Guys" starring Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, and SP Daylight #4449.
  • "Silver Streak" with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor was pretty good, and had a fairly impressive (fake) crash at the end.
  • "The Fugitive" had a great train wreck near the beginning of the movie. However, the logistics of the action involved made no sense: Harrison Ford jumps off the bus just as it's hit by the lead loco, then is chased (in leg irons, no less!) by the second loco as it derails. Seems to me the second loco would have reached the point where he jumped by the time he hit the ground.
  • The Great Train Robbery-Sean Connery
  • The General-Buster Keaton
  • Our Hospitaility- Buster Keaton
  • The Great Locomotive Chase-Fess Parker
  • The Titfield Thunderbolt-
  • The Iron Horse-De Mille
  • La Bete Humaine-
  • Wrongfully Accused-Nielson... where the train not only jumps the track but chases you thru the woods!
  • Where the #@$& is that Gold"...starring, of all people Willie Nelson
  • Back to the Future III. Can't forget Doc Brown's flying 2-4-2. First flight, not too successful, but once he installed the flux capacitor...........?!?!?!!!!
  • "Bridge on the River Kwai. Okay, so the train was only in the last ten minutes of the movie.
  • "Spiderman II and The Warriors. Both made good use of subway/elevated rail.
  • "Ghost
  • "Ghostbusters"
  • "How the West Was Won". Great train crash, breathtaking the first time on Cinerama. Evonne(sp?) DeCarlo's husband was a stunt man and was severely injured in the filming of the wreck.
  • "The Polar Express"
  • the "Harry Potter Series".
  • "The Man who Shot Liberty Valance"
  • TV shows would have to include "Petticoat Junction" and "Casey Jones".
  • "The Railway Children", great British film
  • "Breakheart Pass
  • "Runaway Train
  • "The Train with Burt Lancaster
  • "Von Ryan's Express with Frank Sinatra
  • "Wreck of the Coastliner / Disaster on the Coastliner-Shatner
  • "Switchback with Danny Glover and Dennis Quaid
  • "Union Pacific, an old C.B.Demille classic about building the transcontinental railroad. Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Preston, Joel McCrea.
  • "Danger Lights", 1930, B&W, Starring Louis Wolheim, Robert Armstrong, and Jean Arthur. A gritty reality movie showing lots of REAL and rare scenes of steam era railroading. No special effects or stage action here!