Trespassers... (Queen posing on a railway track)

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  1. Karl

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    I caught these four guys trespassing.
    queen on train track.jpg

    image shows the band Queen on an unidentified single line railway track
    Do we have any Queen fans here? Freddie and the boys made my teenage years.

    Here's the full track...



    Proper bloke. Much missed. :(

    Oops, my editing is atrocious. Forgive me. Give it a listen though. I don't have no time for monkey business! :)
     
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  3. Strat-tastic

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    Queen is my all-time favourite band, and Brian May a big inspiration for my guitaring and other interests.

    That pic is on the Nene Valley Railway where they filmed the video for Breakthru.
     
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  4. jbqfc

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    i am a huge queen fan have been in the fan club for 27 years
    i have been to 27 of the 32 fan club conventions
    i have collection of queen memorabilia that has got so big that it has taken over the spare bedroom
    my only regret is that i never saw Freddie live

    John
     
  5. Mag_seven

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    When I saw the thread title I thought I was going to see a picture of Betty Windsor on the track.
     
  6. Geezertronic

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    Whilst there was creative license with the story of Bohemian Rhapsody, I did enjoy the film particularly Remi Malik who was fantastic. The fill-in vocals of Freddie (when they could not get vocals from tape) from Marc Martel (who sounds like Freddie reincarnated) were also a pleasure.

    Fun fact: Joseph Mazzello who plays John Deacon also acted in the original Jurassic Park film as the little kid Tim :o
     
  7. AM9

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    Great act. The band that stole Live Aid in 20 minutes.
    Saw them on the Magic tour at Wembley the next year, regrettably the last of the big queen shows. Who here has seen Bohemian Rhapsody, (the film)?

    Edit: Oops! Somebody brought the subject up whilst I as typing.
     
  8. AM9

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    I agree, the film had a few hand crafted edits to the storyline, I imagine that was the cost of May's and Taylor's support. A friend of mine's son was on the sound team and they won the sound man's equivalent of an Oscar.
    Remi Malik played the role excellently despite his face being a different shape. After about 20 minutes, his acting clearly stablished him as Freddie in my mind and I didn't notice any difference.
    For those who are interested, take a look at the Live Aid performance comparison videos on youtube, - the final scene of the film has been cut in with the original BBC footage of the 1985 concert side by side. The whole look and feel has been captured and choreographed exceedingly well. Sorry I can't paste a link as I'm sending this from a tablet.
     
  9. Karl

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    Apologies for the late reply chaps.

    I was fortunate to grow up with Queen. 'Keep Yourself Alive' and 'Killer Queen' were my first memories but I'll never forget being at my neighbour's house one Thursday night back in 1975 and Top of the Pops premiered 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. I had to wait until to the Saturday for my spending money to buy a 7" vinyl masterpiece. I'm nearly 60 and still love a bit of 'Beelzebub has a devil put aside for meeee!' Thank you Queen :)

    Since this is a railway forum, let's have a bit of nostalgia... enjoy..

     
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  10. Pakenhamtrain

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    Could you imagine the health and safety just to do that video these days!
     
  11. superjohn

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    Ok, I’ll bite. The health and safety considerations nowadays would be exactly as when the video was made.

    They are on a single track private railway with no other trains running. The band are protected by side barriers on the open air carriage, I travelled exactly the same way on the open veranda of an old carriage at the North Norfolk just this year. The camera angles make it seem that Mercury is hanging off the side of the train but he isn’t.

    Please could you cite any Health and Safety regulations that would prevent the exact same video being produced today. Ideally referencing the EU and bendy bananas for maximum Daily Mail-esque faux outrage.

    It‘s political correctness gone mad! (Copyright Stewart Lee‘s grandmother)
     
  12. Karl

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    Political correctness can bugger off! I'm listening to this again tonight. Freddie, John, Roger and Brian gave me 20 years of the best years. I miss their live concerts.
     
  13. DaleCooper

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    Very well said.
     
  14. Spamcan81

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    Was working at the NVR while they were preparing to film that. What they did to the GWR 2-8-0 must have given the Swindon mob a collective heart attack. :)
     
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    It’s weird how the pic in the OP looks like the band have been edited into a picture of some track. Maybe it’s in the digitising of the image
     
  16. Geezertronic

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    I was just that bit too late unfortunately. I was 10 when they performed at Live Aid and 16 when Freddie passed so never got the chance to see Queen live, but thanks to YouTube etc... the performances of the original four live on
     
  17. Bletchleyite

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    In any case there are countries where hanging off the side of trains is still permitted. I have done it in such a country (Thailand), I'm sure others here have too.

    It's not an awful lot more dangerous than <pick your own adrenaline sport> and in the countries where such things are allowed it's all about personal responsibility - you die, your fault, and if you're just seriously injured there's no NHS to fix you up either.
     
  18. jbqfc

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    here is a making of video
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