I just saw "How The West Was Won". Ok ok, so it's a bit of Hollywood fluff with lots of stars doing cameos. BUT! it has some excellent train scenes in it as well. One part has the building of the Central Pacific that is not bad at all from a rail fans point of view. Real cool trains. Then it gets real good just at the end of the film. Eli Wallach trys to steal a gold shipment from a loging train and George Peppard trys to stop him. There is a gun fight on a flat car that has a Donky Engin and a Traction Engin chained down. Just ahead of that car is another flat loaded with logs. Well the chain holding the logs snaps and they just about squish young George. Then the log car comes uncoupled from the rest of the train and the 2 flats and a caboose roll back down the grade. The train stops and gives chase and catches the runaways. Eli is shooting and hiding behind the donky engin. Someone shoots out the ropes holding the donky down and the donky dose a header into a gultch. The traction engin falls off too and gets hooked up on one of the loose chains and gets dragged down the tracks. The last chain on the logs lets go and the logs fall off while going over a tressal bridge. The log car gets the whole front of the car ripped out and the cars jump the track and careen into a gorge, and the rest of the train derails and jack-knifes just about squishing young George who manages to shoot Eli at the last minute. I loved the scenes dragging the traction engin down the tracks! So cool! and the donky engin falling off was neat as well. If you get a chance to see this flick, do so for the trains. There are also some nice sternwheelers earlier on in the film. So this seems to be a new idea. If you have seen a good train film please add to this thread with a description of your favorite scenes.