Tag Archives: Amtrak

Continental Divide 1981

Universal Pictures John Belushi’s penultimate (fancy word for “second-to-last”) movie featured a kaleidoscope of early Amtrak era equipment. Reporter Ernie Souchak (Belushi) is chasing his love interest Nell Porter (played by Blair Brown) cross country as they journey from Chicago … Continue reading

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Trading Places 1983

  Paramount Pictures While not generally thought of as a train movie, Trading Places uses an Amtrak journey along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) from Washington D.C. to New York City as a key plot device. Even though most of the … Continue reading

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Disaster on the Coastliner 1979

I have included this movie among my favorites purely due to its camp value. You can NOT go wrong with so many BIG HAMS – Doctor Brackett, Perry Mason and Captain James T. Kirk to name a few – in … Continue reading

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