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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.
24th Jan '18 5:26:16 PM RickKfoury
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* ''WesternAnimation/The Iron Giant'' features a hybrid 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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/The {{The Iron Giant'' Giant}} features a hybrid 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.
24th Jan '18 5:23:32 PM RickKfoury
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chuggington}}'' has taken a lot of artistic licence with regard to railway operations:

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chuggington}}'' *''WesternAnimation/The Iron Giant'' features a hybrid 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/{{Chuggington}}''
has taken a lot of artistic licence with regard to railway operations:
23rd Jan '18 11:00:53 PM Prinzenick
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* 1937's ''WesternAnimation/PorkysRailroad'' 19th century limited crack train. Everything cracked...including the engineer.

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* 1937's ''WesternAnimation/PorkysRailroad'' 19th century limited crack train. Everything cracked...including has Porky's tiny, very old fashioned (even for the engineer.late 30's) steam engine being powered by a measly ''candlestick'' sitting in its boiler.
20th Jan '18 10:44:34 PM jormis29
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* 1937's ''Porky's Railroad.'' 19th century limited crack train. Everything cracked...including the engineer.

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* 1937's ''Porky's Railroad.'' ''WesternAnimation/PorkysRailroad'' 19th century limited crack train. Everything cracked...including the engineer.
12th Jan '18 10:45:22 PM Akaihiryuu
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** This is actually all justified by the story. Well as much as it can be justified by AWizardDidIt. The tracks aren't really tracks, they are magic shackles binding a demon lord that just happen to look like train tracks. And the Spirit Train is outright said to be magic.
6th Dec '17 1:39:40 PM Xtifr
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* In ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'', a number of statements are made about the railway system which wouldn't be true of the real one -- for example, that East Grinstead is on the London to Brighton line. This has led to {{fanon}} that in the Laundryverse, the railway builders had a lot of trouble with DugTooDeep.

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* In ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'', ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'', a number of statements are made about the railway system which wouldn't be true of the real one -- for one--for example, that East Grinstead is on the London to Brighton line. This has led to {{fanon}} that in the Laundryverse, the railway builders had a lot of trouble with DugTooDeep.
25th Nov '17 5:23:18 AM GojiBiscuits
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Easily, the number one mistake is showing a steam locomotive without a tender or bunker and tanks -- which usually means that it doesn't have any fuel or water and therefore can't move. Other common departures from reality might involve a RunawayTrain's safety systems [[FailsafeFailure failing]] without any justifiable reason, or the wrong kind of train or rolling stock for the script. But, hey, most viewers don't know or care what the proper train would look like.

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Easily, the number one mistake is showing a steam locomotive without a tender or bunker and tanks -- which usually means that it doesn't have any fuel or water and therefore can't move. Other common departures from reality might involve a RunawayTrain's safety systems [[FailsafeFailure failing]] without any justifiable reason, or the wrong kind of train or rolling stock for the script. Whenever a train appears, it'll almost always be blasting its horn or whistle, when in real life trains are only meant to sound their horns and/or whistles at set points along the route such as at level crossings, or if there's something or someone on the track. But, hey, most viewers don't know or care what the proper train would look like.
7th Nov '17 11:27:26 AM ThomasProofreader
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* Heroically almost-averted in ''ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines''. In one scene, set in France in 1910, Terry-Thomas lands on top of a train that train enthusiasts will recognise as being hauled by the Scottish 'Jones Goods.' However, while this is not strictly accurate, very similar locomotives were indeed working in France in 1910. In other words, it was as close as they could reasonably get in the late 1960s.

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* Heroically almost-averted in ''ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines''. ''Film/ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines''. In one scene, set in France in 1910, Terry-Thomas lands on top of a train that train enthusiasts will recognise recognize as being hauled by the Scottish 'Jones Goods.' However, while this is not strictly accurate, very similar locomotives were indeed working in France in 1910. In other words, it was as close as they could reasonably get in the late 1960s.
30th Oct '17 10:58:44 AM dmcreif
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* ''Film/SpiderMan2'' has the traintop fight between Spidey and Doc Ock on top of a speeding elevated train in Manhattan. While the New York City Subway does have elevated routes, none of them are in Manhattan save for parts of the '''1''' train in the upper part of the peninsula. And no active NYCS trains have folding doors; they all having sliding doors. The entire scene itself was actually shot on the UsefulNotes/ChicagoL.
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