The Girl on the Train

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The Girl on the Train

Postby nitro878 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:09 am

Anyone catch the movie that came out last Friday? It was filmed in Westchester, notably by the Ardsley-on-Hudson train station, Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, etc.

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/two-metro- ... 11552.html

The article talks briefly about some of the inaccuracies about the scenery along the Hudson line, but it doesn't go into much of the inaccuracies about the train itself. Often, the main character (played by Emily Blunt) is shown on an M3 train, but overhead aerial shots pan to a diesel consist, or even an M7! Still a great movie and worth the watch, but figured people here might appreciate the local scenery.

https://nypost.com/2016/10/01/visit-the ... -day-trip/
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Re: The Girl on the Train

Postby kitn1mcc » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:23 pm

they even show m88 in the trailer
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Re: The Girl on the Train

Postby johnpbarlow » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:45 am

Does MTA have one of these?
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Re: The Girl on the Train

Postby Ridgefielder » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:31 am

kitn1mcc wrote:they even show m88 in the trailer

M8's actually do run on the Hudson line, I believe, as they cycle up to the Croton-Harmon shops.
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Re: The Girl on the Train

Postby nitro878 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:12 am

Yes, the trailer is misleading. The rail overpass shown in the trailer is actually on Fisher Lane at the North White Plains train station, but that is not shown in the movie. :P
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Re: The Girl on the Train

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:13 am

To be fair the M8 in the trailer is coming out of the tunnel portal at 97th street.

Can't wait to see it, I thoroughly enjoyed the book - I'm curious to see how the locale change works. (The book takes place in/outside London)

Side note: I read the vast majority of the book on Metro North :P
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Re: The Girl on the Train

Postby CentralValleyRail » Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:09 pm

Saw the movie on Friday some of the scenery appears to be north of Croton Harmon...
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Re: The Girl on the Train

Postby kitn1mcc » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:02 pm

Ridgefielder wrote:
kitn1mcc wrote:they even show m88 in the trailer

M8's actually do run on the Hudson line, I believe, as they cycle up to the Croton-Harmon shops.



Most of the m8 service is in new haven
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Re: The Girl on the Train

Postby truck6018 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:03 pm

Ridgefielder wrote:
kitn1mcc wrote:they even show m88 in the trailer

M8's actually do run on the Hudson line, I believe, as they cycle up to the Croton-Harmon shops.


Occasionally they go to Harmon. They go to Highbridge daily.
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Re: The Girl on the Train

Postby mkm4 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:54 am

They are occasionally also on the Harlem line.
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Re: The Girl on the Train

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:48 am

OK, we've established that M8s can run anywhere on electrified territory. Moving on...
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Re: The Girl on the Train

Postby mkm4 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:39 am

So back to the movie...

Does anyone know where they actually filmed the backyard scenes where you can see the railroad in the background?
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Re: The Girl on the Train

Postby nitro878 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:14 am

Must've been added in or from a different place as the house, because the houses were filmed in White Plains by one of the golf courses:

"Homes in the Gedney Farms neighborhood of White Plains stood in for the residences of Rachel’s ex-husband, Tom (Justin Theroux), and his new wife, Anna (Rebecca Ferguson, seen here), as well as the objects of Rachel’s obsession, Scott (Luke Evans) and Megan. The homes look out onto a golf course, which made it easier to capture Rachel’s perspective from the train."

This is a good read: http://www.architecturaldigest.com/stor ... -locations
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Re: The Girl on the Train

Postby Jeff Smith » Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:08 pm

naugatroll wrote:OK, we've established that M8s can run anywhere on electrified territory. Moving on...


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Re: The Girl on the Train

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:10 pm

You normally don't see large grass expanses till you get north of B North(Southeast) or north of
Poughkeepsie on the Hudson line.
It was farmland till the "Developers" stomped thru the area, or just Woodlands.
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