Tag Archives: Chicago

Silver Streak 1976

  20th Century Fox What could be finer than a movie featuring classic GMD cab units pulling a matched set of Budd-built streamlined passenger equipment? When Amtrak balked at having its equipment used for a murder/mystery, Canada stepped in to … Continue reading

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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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End of the Line 1987

Orion Classics I remember seeing this movie in the theater when it first came out and nitpicking it to death with all the railroad inaccuracies.  A recent revisit to this flick confirmed its wretchedness.  But, hey, it’s got a train … Continue reading

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