Tommy Meehan wrote:It is stated on Wikipedia that-
The units were known as "Jets" due to the roaring sound made by their main blowers; an example of this characteristic was inadvertently preserved for posterity in a scene shot at Grand Central Terminal, the very first moments of the movie The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit.
Ironically the film is available in its entirety on Youtube (link) but the scene referred to doesn't seem to exist. However, there are two scenes early on in which an EP-5 is shown on a New Haven train. The first at 1:49 shows a Jet heading to Connecticut on the Park Avenue viaduct in Harlem. The second scene I found, at 3:13, shows a Jet arriving at Westport station with a train of immaculate stainless steel New Haven coaches.
Here are three screen captures from the Man in the Grey Flannel Suit
This is the first one at 1:51 into the movie. It shows a New Haven train on the Park Avenue viaduct in East Harlem heading west (at least that is how NYC designated the direction, westward, but to the NYNH&H it was eastward!). The structure astride the tracks is New York Central's NK Tower at E. 106th Street. Given the sun angle this scene showing a supposed homeward bound commuter train was actually shot in the morning hours. But that's H-H-Hollywood folks!
Also the EP-5 on the head end has not yet been modified with the additional carbody vents.
This shot shows the train arriving at Westport-Saugutuck. The sun angle (and the large number of people on the westbound platform) suggest this shot too was taken in the morning.
Finally, the locomotive might
be the same in both scenes but the train consist is different. Note that on the viaduct the head car is a combine baggage-coach. Upon arrival at Westport the head car is now a standard coach.