The brief railway portion of "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" was filmed on the New York & Lake Erie Railroad headquartered in Gowanda, New York.
The locomotive was #1013, a high-nosed Alco C425 from the Norfolk and Western. (Wasn't it lettered "Amtrain"?)
Check out Les Wilson's Rochester Railfan website for more information:
BTW-the NY&LE was also used in the filming of "The Natural" with Robert Redford and Glenn Close. Ex-GTW 4070, a USRA 2-8-2 pulled the passenger train at the beginning of the movie when young phenom Robert Redford strikes out Joe Don Baker (as "The Whammer"-a thinly veiled Babe Ruth-type) while the train is stopped. Slightly off-topic-Buffalo's old War Memorial Stadium was the stadium used in the film for the New York Knights' home field scenes.
Art Audley, AA3RT
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