Like many of you, we expect to be spending much of the next few weeks at home, and I thought you might like to see our list of train movies. Here’s our latest list (please use the Comments section below to add more suggestions or let us know on Twitter @traincampaign):
- Some Like It Hot
- Night Train to Munich
- The Railway Children
- The Titfield Thunderbolt
- Emperor of the North
- The Polar Express
- The Great Train Robbery
- A Hard Day’s Night
- Brief Encounter
- Doctor Zhivago
- The Darjeeling Limited
- Silver Streak
- The 20th Century
- From Russia with Love
- The Iron Horse
- The General
- Strangers on a Train
- Murder on the Orient Express
- Emperor of the North 1973
- End of the Line 1987
- Runaway Train
- North by Northwest
- Festival Express
- The General
- Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
- Back to the Future: Part III
And here are a few local notes from Gaffney Feskoe:
- Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House shows the Westport, CT station several times.
- The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit shows the Westport, CT station and has a scene in a New Haven commuter coach.
- It Happened to Jane was partially filmed in Connecticut with the New Haven Railroad.
- Strangers on a Train includes a scene at the Danbury, CT station.
- Revolutionary Road was partially filmed in CT.
Add your suggestions below, or send them to us on Twitter @traincampaign. Release year, director and actors, and notes welcome. If you would like to help edit, expand, and curate this list – better than endless scrolling through the news all day! – do drop me a note so we can work out about format and structure.
And here’s our favorite clip from the 1974 documentary The Last Train to Pittsfield.
“The General”, with Buster Keaton.
Festival Express, with Janis Joplin and the Greatful Dead.
North by Northwest, Alfred Hitchkok’s thriller that begins on the 20th Century Limited out of Grand Central… with Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint.
Please add “Runaway Train” a great movie from the 1980’s. Nick Peck
-Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House with Cary Grant. Shows the Westport CT. station several times.
-The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit with Gregory Peck. Also shows the Westport CT. station and has an interior scene in a New Haven commuter coach.
-It Happened To Jane with Jack Lemon and Debbie Reynolds. Partially filmed in Connecticut with the New Haven Railroad.
-Strangers On A Train by Alfred Hitchcock containing a scene at the Danbury, CT. train station.
-Revolutionary Road. Partially filmed in CT.
End of the Line from 1987 with Wifred Brimley and Kevin Bacon
How about ” Emperor of the North ” (1973)
Stars : Lee Marvin & Ernest Borgnine