Category Archives: Trains in the Movies

Polar Express 30th Anniversary Edition

A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip on the Polar Express to the North Pole . . . Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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Marx Brothers Run Away with Sierra No.3 in “Go West”

Sierra Railway No.3 featured in Marx Bros. comedy “Go West” “There’s a quarter of a million dollars at the end of the line!” and with that the Marx Brothers apply their schtick to the Old West. They run rings around … Continue reading

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“Union Pacific” the building of the transcontinental railroad movie Review

Cecil B. DeMille’s Union Pacific tells the “history” of the building the of the Transcontinental Railroad At #16 on Trains “100 Greatest Train Movies” Union Pacific (from Hollywood’s golden year of 1939) is a grandly entertaining Western that mangles history … Continue reading

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Ernest Borgnine Rides the Rails in Emperor of the North

Emperor of the North Staring:  Lee Marvin (Actor), Ernest Borgnine (Actor), Robert Aldrich Emperor of the North, a vivid Depression-era drama, opens with a friendly, down-home song that doesn’t prepare the audience for what follows: The brutal killing of a train-hopping … Continue reading

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Florida steam train rides set to begin service

Steam Train rides are set to begin service at Florida tourist railroad The City of Tavares has finalized a contract with the Reader Railroad to bring a steam tourist train to the city. The Tavares, Eustis & Gulf LLC, an … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Road 261 Fall Color Excursion Train proceeds will benefit engine overhaul

All “Friends of the 261” fall color excursion train proceeds will benefit the overhaul of Milwaukee Road 261. The Milwaukee Road No. 261 restoration has been undergoing a series of repairs to conform to Federal Railroad Administration standards for the … Continue reading

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Civil War era Great Locomotive Chase Movie Review

Walt Disney’s The Great Locomotive Chase tells a true Civil War railroad story about the Andrews Raiders, a team of 24 Union spies. Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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Source Code Movie Release Date set for April 1

A film crew for the upcoming movie “Source Code” had been filming in Orland Park with Metra on April 10th. A Private train headed to Union Station picks up passengers as well. Author:metraRI Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, … Continue reading

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