Runaway Train

Runaway Train (1985)

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Corrected entry: As Al the Engineer falls off the train, two switch yard workers are standing beside a tank car. If you look at the logo on the car, it says "BA&P", which stands for Butte, Anaconda & Pacific. This is a railroad located in Montana, where some of the filming was done, but the movie is supposed to take place in Alaska, on the Alaska Railroad. The film crew obviously missed this.

Correction: It doesn't matter if the film takes place in Alaska on the Alaska Railroad. The tank car of the Butte Anaconda and Pacific a Montana Railroad could possibly have been in Alaska, as freight cars end up all over the country. When was the last time you saw a Union Pacific freight train with all Union Pacific freight cars?


Corrected entry: When Barstow gives the signal maintainer at Jordan orders to derail the runaway train, there is a shot of him crossing the track to get to the manual switch. In this shot the camera is standing on the track looking the way the train is going. Look behind the signal maintainer further down the track. There is a lot of freight cars parked on the same track.

Correction: The first track that the maintainer crosses, with the freight cars on it, is a siding. The second one he crosses, with the switch beside it, is the main track for the runaway. Finally, there's a third track diverging from the main one curving away to the left. This is the siding the runaway was nearly switched to, and thus the freight cars are not in the train's path.


Factual error: The train consists of four locomotives, but close ups beaneath the train show the wheels of freight cars.

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