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Silver Streak, Movie, 1976 IMDB

Pictures provided by: Explorer4x4, Jale, taco

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Also known as:

  • Transamerica Express (France)
  • Wagon-lits con omicidi (Italy)

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wrenchhead US

2006-04-28 02:15

GMD-FP7A "AMRoad Silver Streak: This is a five star vehicle

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-- Last edit: 2013-07-25 05:26:10 (taco)

Ddey65 US

2006-04-28 04:54

You know, those two so-called "Ford LTD's" are actually mid-1970's Full-size Chevrolets. I just thought you ought to be reminded of that fact.

Jale PL

2012-02-19 14:02

For IMPDb:

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[Image: h.1.jpg] [Image: h.3.jpg]
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Few pictures replaced, few added...

-- Last edit: 2013-07-25 17:50:51 (taco)

taco US

2013-07-25 18:09

Added 3 more cars, timestamps and a Blu Ray upgrade to the main pics and to some of Jale's thumbs.

Couple of cars in a movie playing on the TV:
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Ford Model A?

-- Last edit: 2013-07-25 23:43:53

Lateef NO

2013-07-25 18:19

:think: for an alleged Blu Ray source, the captures are quite fuzzy ...

taco US

2013-07-25 23:35

^That's the cinematography.
Damn you, David M. Walsh!

Corkeyandpals US

2013-08-11 00:27

Aircraft at: http://impdb.org/index.php?title=Silver_Streak


2015-09-15 18:47

One star (seen during the takeoff) :
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Recognition possible or not ?

Portacker US

2016-03-10 16:23

LVCDC wrote One star (seen during the takeoff) :
[Image: twinred_50s.jpg]
Recognition possible or not ?

60 or 61 dodge or Plymouth, seems like.

mike962 DE

2019-04-09 11:39

wrenchhead wrote GMD-FP7A "AMRoad Silver Streak: This is a five star vehicle

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looks like here again the BluRay is just same print as DVD , no difference bar higher res

in this cases the Blu-Ray actually looks worse due to higher res the film grain is more obvious and rather distracting

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-- Last edit: 2019-04-09 11:43:57

jpts AU

2020-06-28 16:16

The final scene where the train crashes into the Chicago Station's Grand Concourse was based on the crash of Federal Express No. 173 that crashed in the baggage room, below of the Union Station in Washington DC on the morning of the 15th January 1953 after jumping the railway line following brake failure.

The Southbound Federal Express 173 consisting of 16 carriages and several Pullman sleeper cars being hauled Pennsylvania Railroad class GG1 No. 4876 was enroute to Washington DC from Boston with 400 passengers when a flaw on one of the carriages (a New Haven coach No. 8665) had disabled the brakes on all carriages and rendered the train as a runaway.

4876's driver; Henry Brower went to slow the train for the approach into Union Station but the engine's speed slowed to 60mph (97 km/h), Brower then applied the emergency brakes.

When Brower went to applied the emergency brakes, the train only slowed to 50mph (80 km/h), Brower then put the locomotive in reverse, but the locomotive began to malfunction and began to pick up speed as it was descending down on a steep 0.73% grade hill, Brower then make a distress signal on the engine's air horn.

At the Union Station Railway Yard, the towerman in K Tower; John Feeney had set the switch to shunt Express No. 173 onto Track 16 when the train went passed K Tower at speed, Feeney then inform the Union Station clerk; Ray Klopp in the Union Station stationmaster office that the Federal Express 173 was a runaway, Klopp then saw the train speeding towards the stationmaster's office and shouted for the other clerks to get out of the office quickly.

On the train, the conductor; Thomas Murphy shouted for passengers to get down low on the floor or in the seat, as the train approached the tunnel into the station, the train's speed slowed to 45mph (72 km/h), then to 35mph (56 km/h) when the train smashed into the buffers then smashed through the stationmaster's office, before smashing into a newsstand and taking out a concrete pillar, the locomotive then broke through the floor into the baggage and mail room just inches from the waiting room.

Eight of the coaches had also jumped the track with the locomotive, with one ended in the hole behind the locomotive and a second ended to the right of the locomotive just coming to the rest also abreast of the locomotive.

Despite the severity of the crash, Brower had managed to climbed out the locomotive without any injuries, while his fireman; John Moyer only received scratches.

All 400 passengers onboard survived with 42 injured, of the 42 injured, only six required overnight hospitalization.

Four of the workers who were in luggage room were briefly trapped in the wreckage but were quickly extracted as the remaining staff were on a coffee break and weren't in the luggage room, the stationmaster clock was also recovered from the wreckage with the clock's hands frozen to the time of when the train crashed through the stationmaster's office; 8:38AM.

As the accident occurred five days before the inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower as the 34th President of the US, local Baltimore-based contractor; Steiner Construction had build the temporary floor over the locomotive and filled it with quick drying cement that dried in two days.

-- Last edit: 2021-01-06 07:14:51

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