Tivo alert: Danger Lights

Here in the US on Turner Classic Movies, Tue 1/23/07@ 8:00 pm Eastern time
About this 1930 movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020806 /
There are some decent action shots of the steam power.
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On 20 Jan 2007 20:08:47 -0800, wcol snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Hey, nice catch - thanks for the tip.
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Steve Caple spake thus:

Speaking of train-themed entertainment, I see PBS (Ch. 9 in Bay Area) is showing something on the "Daylight- The Most Beautiful Train" or some such next week.
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In the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA area (not sure what the schedule is for all of the invented places you characters claim to be from :):
KQED channel 9 will be broadcasting an evening of railroad related programs on Thursday, January 25th.
8:00 PM - Rockies by Rail
This special takes viewers on a train journey through some of the most beautiful and rugged landscapes of the Rocky Mountains. On board a restored private luxury train, the journey rekindles rail travel of a bygone era. Side stops include Salt Lake City and the Great Salt Lake, Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. duration: 56:30 CC STEREO TVG
9:00 PM - Daylight: The Most Beautiful Train in the World
This program tells the history of one of America's most famous passenger trains that operated between 1937 and 1971. The Daylight (a Southern Pacific train) ran between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Part of that scenic route was along 113 miles of the Pacific Ocean coast. The train was called "the most beautiful train in the world" because of its striking colors - red, orange and black - that represented the colors of California. Many of the interviews are with people who were passengers, train crewmembers, or managers of the railroad. Newly discovered 16mm professional color film footage was used to showcase the streamlined steam locomotive designed specifically for the train in 1937. The program is hosted by Michael Gross and has been entered for a regional Emmy. By Richard Luckin. duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
10:00 PM - Alaska's Gold Rush Train
On July 29, 1900, workers drove home the last spike of the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway at Carcross, Yukon -- creating one of the most spectacular railways in the world. The WP&YR passes through some of the most rugged, remote and scenic landscapes in North America. On the 100th anniversary of the opening of the route, this one-hour program takes viewers on an unforgettable rail journey through America's last frontier -- and on a trip back to another time and place in America. duration: 56:46 CC STEREO TVG
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One of THE classic railroading movies of all time! There are quite a number of extraordinary scenes in the film using prototype equipment that would only be considered viable (and affordable) using miniatures today. My own favorite scene is the truly remarkable tug-o'-war between two huge steam road locomotives at the company picnic!
Of course, the plot is a bit corny and the high speed emergency run into Chicago (?) was done by speeding up the film but you'll see RR stuff that's never appeared in any similar film since. As perhaps an interesting aside, the film stars Robert Armstrong, best remembered as the fanatical explorer and Broadway showman Carl Denham in 1933's classic King Kong.
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You can download a copy from:
<http://www.archive.org/details/danger_lights
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On 20 Jan 2007 20:08:47 -0800, wcol snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Thanks again for the tip. I downloaded the big file (~ 4GB) from the archive site, and it is missing a huge chunk in the middle, leaving Larry and Mary's elopement looking even more up in the air.
The TCM print was pretty good - much better than the one from the archive.
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