I've been reminded of an episode of Diagnosis Murder in which Dr. Sloan is kidnapped by an injured murder suspect and they are at one point on board a freight train.
markhb wrote:I don't know if anyone here is watching The Cape, but Monday's episode featured a classic runaway train situation, complete with the mandatory fight atop the moving cars. I do have one question about it: in order to stop the train, they decided they had to cut the brake line (down near the moving wheels under the car body, of course), because doing so would cause the brakes to lock up instantly. Is that actually how they work; i.e., would cutting a hydraulic line to the brakes cause them to automatically engage? (I'm assuming it was a hydraulic line and not an air hose because the person who cut it got sprayed with all kinds of goo.) Thanks for any info...That's just the opposite of how TV and movies depict automobiles where the bad guys always cut the hydraulic brake lines so when the victim starts to drive down the mountain they have no brakes.
legsbluetrain wrote:Don't forget In The Heat Of The Night series.If I remember correctly the original Heat of The Night movie opening has Sydney Poitier's Mr. Tibbs character getting of a Gulf Mobile and Ohio locomotive hauled passenger train.
dreamer wrote:Some of my favorite TV bloopers were on the "The Andy Griffith Show".What's even more inexusable was this was the mid to late 1960's (The episode where Barney comes home to visit and there is a crowd waiting at the station with him thinking they're there for him always bugs me everytime I see it). Many people around the country were still semi aware of railroads, could've told you that Union Pacific didn't operate in North Carolina or anywhere even close, or had even rode a Union Pacific streamliner in recent memory. 10-20 years down the road, I'd of given it a pass and not thought about it twice.
In at least two episodes a passenger train is coming into the station somewhere in North Carolina (Mt. Pilot?) , but the equipment is clearly marked Union Pacific, which back then didn't come within a thousand miles of NC. Oddly no attempt was made to hide the fact. Of course the series was filmed entirely in the Los Angeles area.
David Benton wrote:the other is a race between the pacific class steam train , a 1950's jaguar , and a 1950's motorbike .Aw David! I watched the first 3 parts with great enthusiasm but then no part 4 (removed from YouTube due to BBC copyright). What a downer .