October 16, 2009 | Comments Off on Friday Fun: An Old Classic

Kraftwerk’s Trans Europa Express

“With the kind of music you do”, Alessandrini told Hütter and Schneider as they ate, “which is kind of like an electronic blues, railway stations and trains are very important in your universe – you should do a song about the Trans-Europe Express.”

October 9, 2009 | Comments Off on Friday Fun: Stop That Train

“Stop That Train”, a 3D Short animation by Alexandro Castro

September 23, 2009 | Comments Off on Hachiko: A Dog’s Tale

The Upcoming movie Hachiko: A Dog’s Tale features a Providence & Worcester passenger train and Woonsocket,RI depot.
Movie comes out Dec. 18, 2009

September 4, 2009 | Comments Off on The Great Indian Railway

Excerpts from National Geographic’s “The Great Indian Railway”(1995)
The narrator’s tone, the melancholy music and the theme dealing with the demise of Indian Steam makes it a very sad clip to watch ;-(

Part1: What Railways mean to India

Links to other parts:
Part 2: The Black Beauty Contest.
Part 3: The Little Tibetan Terrier.
Part 4: Last Run of Pondicherry Special.
Part 5: Death of the Main Line.

August 7, 2009 | Comments Off on Trainz Video: RTS Train Ride

Amazing video from the Romanian Trainz Studio team. A few minutes into it and you almost forget that you are not watching a real railfan’s video.

(video by radudar)

This route that they have been working on, is about 85% completed. In the meantime if you want their locos and other content, head over to their download section.

June 19, 2009 | Comments Off on Modern Marvels: Locomotives

History Channel aired Modern Marvels: Locomotives last Friday. It covered the history of locomotives from the oldest diesels to the fastest locomotive French prototype. In case you missed it, the entire episode is on you tube in 5 parts.

Links to Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

June 12, 2009 | Comments Off on Russian Railways helps out 2014 Winter Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in both the city of Sochi and the mountains one hour’s drive away. Russian Railways are playing a major role in preparing Sochi for the Games. They are improving access to Adler and Sochi for both passenger and freight trains and are also building a new track that will go all the way to the mountains. Here is a clip of the project and the technologies that will be used in the new trains.

May 29, 2009 | Comments Off on Friday Fun: Beep, Beep-Beep, Beep-Beep-Beep!

Last week i caught the movie People Will Talk playing on the local PBS station starring Cary Grant and Jeanne Crain.

This clip shows Cary Grant and his buddies trying to sort out the dispatching problem after they crash their trains into each other.

May 15, 2009 | Comments Off on Movie: Train Master

Train Master, directed by Phil Bransom, was released on Tuesday. This family film is dedicated to Bransom’s son, Douglas, an avid train enthusiast who died in an accident a year before filming started.

The plot: Jeremiah works for the Western Railroad in the Pacific Northwest. He lives, breathes and eats railroad. After Brett Banner — the heir to New York Eastern — purchases the Western Railroad, he fires Jeremiah. But, when Brett’s 9-year-old son, Justin, Jeremiah’s grandchildren, Thomas and Sarah, and two other children end up on an old, runaway train engine together, the two men must join forces to save the kids.

This movie is available for purchase via Amazon or Target. If you have a Netflix account, you can watch instantly for free.

May 8, 2009 | Comments Off on Friday Movie: The Train

Burt Lancaster in The Train(1964) tries to stop a Germany bound train loaded with French art treasures. Watch it here or head over to Hulu for a Hi-Res/Full Screen experience.

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