Emperor of the North

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  1. XavierJ123

    XavierJ123 Member

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    Watched the movie "Emperor of the North" ( Lee Marvin & Ernest Borgnine ) this morning on TV; a story about a hobo who rides a freight train during the depression. There is a marvelous shot of the train at the very beginning of the movie. Talk about black smoke just for effect! It looked like a 2-8-2 locomotive but I am not sure. Maybe someone can tell me more about that steam engine. And does anybody know where the name "hobo" came from?
  2. brakie

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    That is my all time favorite railroad movie..I simply love the song "A Man and a Train..
    Yes..That is indeed a small drivered 2-8-0 as far as I can tell..