After it runs off a turntable and through the streets. They also "hijack" Old Dan's house (a grounded railway carriage) and mount it on a flat wagon for use in the inaugural train after the original train is wrecked by the baddies from the bus company.Another classic, the Titfield Thunderbolt, also sees two very drunken naughty individuals stealing a steam locomotive from a railway yard, and which they promptly crash into a tree.
One of my favourites also. Driver's safety device overcome by simply holding the pedal down with a toolbox after the driver was shot, leading to a very spectacular crash through the barriers at the end...Silver Streak (1976) is another great train movie, which does involve a hijacking of sorts in amongst several other capers. Also the birth of the Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor double-act.
Yes its a good film, Talking Pictures have shewn itTechnically, I suppose, the 1936 film "The Last Journey" could be said to be a train hi-jack, albeit by a member of the crew.
If you haven't seen it, it's about the last journey by a GWR express driver (Bob Holt, played by Julien Mitchell) who's depressed at the thought of early retirement and also believes that his wife is having an affair with his fireman. The train leaves Paddington and during the journey Bob has a mental breakdown and tries to kill the fireman, who escapes; Bob is eventually calmed down by a doctor on board, and all ends well.
It was filmed on the GWR (they gave the film company full access over a number of weekends, I believe) and features a lot of the locos from that era. The express train loco changes from a King to a Castle to a Hall to a Castle and back to a King (I may have the order wrong, but I do know that it changes rapidly!).
It's a very good film, and worth watching if you haven't done so. I think that I got my copy from the British Film Institute, but I guess that it's available from other sources as well.
Brilliant movie! Total guilty pleasure! Watch it whenever it’s on, purely for its cringeworthy factorNobody has mentioned 'Atomic Train' yet?
Those of you who get seriously annoyed with continuity will love it, I believe the train featured on the advertising poster isn't even in the actual movie and completely different trains are used. I'm not even sure the train class featured on the poster even existed any more at the time the movie was released.