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10th Jun '18 12:04:46 AM TomWalpertac2
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** Locomotives are much more dynamic that any real locomotive, and can ''jump off the rails'' and bounce back down ''perfectly''.

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** Locomotives are much more dynamic that than any real locomotive, and can ''jump off the rails'' and bounce back down ''perfectly''.



** Though this is almost always true now, there are things that ''can'' go wrong to result in a runaway train. In a particularly infamous incident during the 1950s, a GG-1 locomotive wound up parked in what is now the Washington Union Station food court after some valves on the brakes malfunctioned and others were accidentally left closed, leaving the brakes released. With that said, the whole affair was surprisingly free of drama (the relevant parts of the station were cleared in an orderly fashion, while most of the passengers just thought they'd had a rough stop), and incidents like that are hardly long enough for even a TV episode. This was the incident that inspired the finale to ''Film/TheSilverStreak''.

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** Though this is almost always true now, there are things that ''can'' go wrong to result in a runaway train. In a particularly infamous incident during the 1950s, a GG-1 locomotive wound up parked in what is now the Washington Union Station food court after some valves on the brakes malfunctioned and others were accidentally left closed, leaving the brakes released. With that said, the whole affair was surprisingly free of drama (the relevant parts of the station were cleared in an orderly fashion, while most of the passengers just thought they'd had a rough stop), and incidents like that are hardly long enough for even a TV episode. This was the incident that inspired the finale to ''Film/TheSilverStreak''.''Film/SilverStreak''.
27th May '18 4:14:46 PM DarcyFoster
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* The scene at Aldwych tube station - a station on the Piccadilly line - in ''Film/PatriotGames'' is so full of inaccuracies it would be easier just to list what they got right. But here goes:
** Trains from Aldwych station only ran to Holborn, yet an announcement[[note]]which never happens on the Underground ''anyway''[[/note]] reads out a string of stations following it (more of which below).
** The announcer reads out two tube stations - Oxford Circus and Marble Arch - that aren't on the Piccadilly line and another station - Hampstead Heath - which isn't even a tube station.
** The correct order for the stations being called at is Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner (not "Hyde Park"), Acton Town, Hounslow East and Hatton Cross. Also, all trains on the Underground call at all stations before they terminate.
** After the announcement is read out, another train is heard arriving at the station. Between 1917 and its closure in 1994, only one platform was used. The other platform was used as a filming location; ironically, this was one of those filmed there.
21st Apr '18 2:21:15 PM LondonKdS
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' features a cross between a Norfolk & Western J-Class steam locomotive and a New York Central Dreyfuss steam locomotive, when in reality a Maine Central diesel locomotive would be more fitting for coastal Maine in 1957.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIllusionist'' generally does a brilliant job of capturing early-1960s Britain... apart from some very French-looking railway carriages in the background at Kings Cross station.



* {{The Iron Giant}} features a cross between a Norfolk & Western J-Class steam locomotive and a New York Central Dreyfuss steam locomotive, when in reality a Maine Central diesel locomotive would be more fitting for coastal Maine in 1957.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheIllusionist'' generally does a brilliant job of capturing early-1960s Britain... apart from some very French-looking railway carriages in the background at Kings Cross station.
21st Apr '18 2:14:32 PM LondonKdS
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* ''Film/MrHolmes'' is set in Sussex in 1947, but in the opening with Sherlock Holmes travelling home by train, the locomotive and carriages are in 1960s British Railways livery, the locomotive is an ex-LMS Jubilee class 4-6-0, which did not run south of the Thames, and the carriages are British Railways Mark One stock not introduced until 1951.
19th Apr '18 5:17:52 PM Briguy52748
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** Any WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner short involving a train as one of the gags. One short had Coyote placing a set of fake train tracks and signal to try to get at the Road Runner ... except that Wile E. gets hit by a real train that comes out of nowhere! In another short, Wile E. chases Road Runner into a train tunnel and is scared back by the lights of an approaching train ... only to find it is the Road Runner wearing a miner's helmet; it traps the Coyote into a false sense of security when he chases the bird back into the tunnel and he refuses to budge because he thinks this train is a fak ... OOF!

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** Any WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner short involving a train as one of the gags. One short had Coyote placing a set of fake train tracks and signal to try to get at the Road Runner ... except that Wile E. gets hit by a real train that comes out of nowhere! In another short, Wile E. chases Road Runner into a train tunnel and is scared back by the lights of an approaching train ... only to find it is the Road Runner wearing a miner's helmet; it traps the Coyote into a false sense of security when he chases the bird back into the tunnel and he refuses to budge because he thinks this train is a fak ... OOF!OOF! And don't forget the time Wile E. painted a train engine, complete with tracks ... and even going so far as to place fake tracks in front of the "tunnel"; after starting another chase, the Road Runner races into the tunnel as though it was there ... but guess what comes bursting out moments after the Coyote runs smack into the side of the tunnel and he walks off in a daze.
19th Apr '18 9:55:27 AM Briguy52748
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** Any WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner short involving a train as one of the gags. One short had Coyote placing a set of fake train tracks and signal to try to get at the Road Runner ... except that he gets hit by a real train that comes out of nowhere!

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** Any WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner short involving a train as one of the gags. One short had Coyote placing a set of fake train tracks and signal to try to get at the Road Runner ... except that he Wile E. gets hit by a real train that comes out of nowhere!nowhere! In another short, Wile E. chases Road Runner into a train tunnel and is scared back by the lights of an approaching train ... only to find it is the Road Runner wearing a miner's helmet; it traps the Coyote into a false sense of security when he chases the bird back into the tunnel and he refuses to budge because he thinks this train is a fak ... OOF!
19th Apr '18 9:52:59 AM Briguy52748
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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short. Bugs and Yosemite Sam are charging each other, playing 'Chicken' with locomotives. Sam chickens out first, before Bugs pulls a lever lifting his train up on extenders. Except.. aren't all the wheels still on the same rails? RuleOfFunny.
* 1937's ''WesternAnimation/PorkysRailroad'' has Porky's tiny, very old fashioned (even for the late 30's) steam engine being powered by a measly ''candlestick'' sitting in its boiler.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short. and ''WesternAnimation/MerrieMelodies'':
** Any WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner short involving a train as one of the gags. One short had Coyote placing a set of fake train tracks and signal to try to get at the Road Runner ... except that he gets hit by a real train that comes out of nowhere!
** In "Wild and Wooly Hare,"
Bugs and Yosemite Sam are charging each other, playing 'Chicken' chicken with locomotives. Sam chickens out first, before Bugs pulls a lever lifting his train up on extenders. Except.. aren't all the wheels still on the same rails? RuleOfFunny.
* ** 1937's ''WesternAnimation/PorkysRailroad'' has Porky's tiny, very old fashioned (even for the late 30's) steam engine being powered by a measly ''candlestick'' sitting in its boiler.
25th Feb '18 1:34:47 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': When Matt Murdock, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones take the subway to return to Midland Circle after staging a jailbreak from the 29th Precinct, they are clearly on a UsefulNotes/PortAuthorityTransHudson train passing for a UsefulNotes/NewYorkSubway train.

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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': When ''Series/TheDefenders2017'':
**When
Matt Murdock, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones take the subway to return to Midland Circle after staging a jailbreak from the 29th Precinct, they are clearly on a UsefulNotes/PortAuthorityTransHudson train passing for a UsefulNotes/NewYorkSubway train.train.
**When Luke is watching White Hat pick up Cole and some other men, he's supposedly in Harlem, yet he's standing under the BMT Jamaica Line in Brooklyn.


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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': In "Rabbit in a Snowstorm," Mitchell Ellison tells Ben Urich to do a worthless fluff piece about the subways ("Rumors Bubbling: Will Hell's Kitchen Finally Get a Subway Line?"). He tells Ben to take a poll on what color people in Hell's Kitchen might like, saying "Y'know, we've got a blue line, we've got a yellow line, we're running out of colors." New York City's subway lines are not referred to by colors, but by a letter or number. The line colors, aside from the G train and the shuttles, are based on which trunk line they use in Manhattan. Furthermore, Hell's Kitchen already has a subway line in the form of the IND Eighth Avenue Line and the Hudson Yards extension of the IRT Flushing Line.
25th Feb '18 1:31:53 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': When Matt Murdock, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones take the subway to return to Midland Circle after staging a jailbreak from the 29th Precinct, they are clearly on a UsefulNotes/PortAuthorityTransHudson train passing for a UsefulNotes/NewYorkSubway train.
* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'':
**The same above-mentioned error of a PATH train posing as an NYCS train happens in the second episode when Jessica is taking the subway to go see the paramedic who picked up Kilgrave on the night of Reva's death.
**Later, PATH's 33rd Street station stands in for Lower East Side - Second Avenue for the scene where Jessica threatens Jeri Hogarth's ex-wife Wendy and drops her onto the tracks.
8th Feb '18 10:34:00 AM Someoneman
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** A steam locomotive running out of water wouldn't stop like a car out of petrol: it's boiler would explode.

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** A steam locomotive running out of water wouldn't stop like a car out of petrol: it's its boiler would explode.
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