Walt Disney's Great Locomotive Chase

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  1. hminky

    hminky Member

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    I just got my DVD of Disney's "The Great Locomotive Chase" and it is great. I had not seen it since I was 9 in 1956 :eek: . The movie is why I do the 1870's. It is great to see early steam under power in a working setting.

    Just a thought
    Harold

    Build the 1870's at:

    http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/1879/why/

    Just a thought :wave:
    Harold
  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Great thought, I didn't know that existed. I'll check it out though since I get excited anytime I see any film with trains in it.
  3. hminky

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    I didn't know either until someone mentioned the History Channel documentary about the chase. I googled it up and the DVD is available.

    And no, the Buster Keaton movie "The General" is not the same. That was not done by a railway buff like Disney was.

    Harold
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    We have Dish Network satillite TV and there is one channel, RDTV that runs a full hour show several times during the week called, Trains and Locomotives that I can record with the DVR. These all show operations of a railroad, or feature a locomotive or line or a place. A lot of it is interesting, sometime though it gets boring, so it's great to be able to fast-forward.:cool: I watch it just to get ideals on scenery and lineside and other details.:thumb:
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I really enjoyed that film last time I saw in in 1977 just before going off to college. I'd sure like to see it again. I can understand how it might inspire modeling the era.
    Ralph
  6. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Harold: I have the film on Video Tape. Are there any extra features on the DVD? I remember a Disneyland program about making the movie.
    Last week we bought a 5 DVD set that included The Titfield Thunderbolt, a British comedy about railway preservation. I know that at least 2 of the other films have vintage train scenes (Passport to Pimlico and Run for your Money).
  7. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    I haven't seen that movie in years. Good to know its out on DVD.
    On the subject...Does anybody know where I can get a copy of National Geographic's "Love Those Trains"?
  8. hminky

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    No extras but DVD is so much better than tape

    Harold