20th Century Fox
George C. Scott stars in a pre-Patton movie role as Mordecai Jones (the Flim-Flam Man) in this train-laced comedy filmed mostly in the state of Kentucky. Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N) provided most of the train scenes with Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O) featuring a quick passenger train cameo. Oh, that VHS video box image above? I chose it for its pure cheesiness.
This is another flick I reviewed by popular demand (regards to Dale and Robert!). The movie starts right off getting up close and personal with an L&N Alco RS3 #138 on a way freight during the opening credits.
Come along and we’ll explore the Bluegrass State railroad influence of this mid-sixties confidence game extravaganza.
Engineman waves a “come-ahead” from the long nose end of L&N Alco RS3 #138 (built in 1954). Nice light package including classification lights, white “extra” flags and angled number boards.
For comparison, I include a 3/4 image of sister engine L&N #140 in the snow. These locomotives were set up to run long nose forward for better crew protection in the event of a grade crossing collision.