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27th Feb '17 9:38:12 AM erforce
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* ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', where HerculePoirot has to investigate a murder on the train. Adapted a number of times for film, including a modern-day adaptation. Christie [[ShownTheirWork did her research]]- Poirot tries to get a berth on the Istanbul-Calais coach but this is full, so he takes a space in the Istanbul-Paris coach with the aim of transferring to the Athens-Calais coach when it is attached at Belgrade, but the train runs into a snow drift before then. She also used dramatic licence; there was no saloon car before Trieste, but she added one for plot purposes.

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* ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', where HerculePoirot Literature/HerculePoirot has to investigate a murder on the train. Adapted a number of times for film, including a modern-day adaptation. Christie [[ShownTheirWork did her research]]- Poirot tries to get a berth on the Istanbul-Calais coach but this is full, so he takes a space in the Istanbul-Paris coach with the aim of transferring to the Athens-Calais coach when it is attached at Belgrade, but the train runs into a snow drift before then. She also used dramatic licence; there was no saloon car before Trieste, but she added one for plot purposes.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' [[ShoutOut paid homage]] to ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress'' with a (fake) murder mystery on the "Ornery Express".

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' [[ShoutOut paid homage]] to ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress'' ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'' with a (fake) murder mystery on the "Ornery Express".
11th Nov '16 5:22:43 PM Jhonny
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* The luxury London-Venice service (although there are longer journeys available including to Verona, Berlin and Istanbul), the Venice Simplon Orient Express, which uses vintage engines and carriages. This is actually split into two ** The Belmond British Pullman (another luxury service) that takes passengers to Folkestone West.

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* The luxury London-Venice service (although there are longer journeys available including to Verona, Berlin and Istanbul), the Venice Simplon Orient Express, which uses vintage engines and carriages. This is actually split into two two
** The Belmond British Pullman (another luxury service) that takes passengers to Folkestone West.
11th Nov '16 5:22:14 PM Jhonny
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* The original route, shut down in 2009. The classic route was from Istanbul to Paris via Belgrade and Vienna (there were two versions, three a week each, taking different routes between Vienna and Paris. This was truncated over the years to Paris-Vienna and ended as Strasbourg-Vienna. The final death knell was the introduction of high speed rail along most of the remaining line.

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* The original route, shut down in 2009. The classic route was from Istanbul to Paris via Belgrade and Vienna (there were two versions, three a week each, taking different routes between Vienna and Paris. This was truncated over the years to Paris-Vienna and ended as Strasbourg-Vienna. The final death knell was the introduction of high speed rail UsefulNotes/HighSpeedRail along most of the by then remaining line.
11th Nov '16 4:06:04 AM SilentHunterUK
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The route was famed for its luxury sleeping and dining cars, having a general air of opulence about it. This said, there were no en-suite toilets - these were found at the end of the carriages.

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The route was famed for its luxury sleeping and dining cars, having a general air of opulence about it. This said, there were no en-suite toilets - these were found at the end of the carriages.
carriages. It should be pointed out that this was not one 'complete train', but a series of through carriages coupled on and uncoupled at various points in the journey, with locomotives changed at national borders.



* ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', where HerculePoirot has to investigate a murder on the train. Adapted a number of times for film, including a modern-day adaptation.

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* ''Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'', where HerculePoirot has to investigate a murder on the train. Adapted a number of times for film, including a modern-day adaptation. Christie [[ShownTheirWork did her research]]- Poirot tries to get a berth on the Istanbul-Calais coach but this is full, so he takes a space in the Istanbul-Paris coach with the aim of transferring to the Athens-Calais coach when it is attached at Belgrade, but the train runs into a snow drift before then. She also used dramatic licence; there was no saloon car before Trieste, but she added one for plot purposes.
11th Nov '16 3:58:08 AM SilentHunterUK
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The route was famed for its luxury sleeping and dining cars, having a general air of opulence about it.

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The route was famed for its luxury sleeping and dining cars, having a general air of opulence about it.
it. This said, there were no en-suite toilets - these were found at the end of the carriages.
11th Nov '16 3:56:22 AM SilentHunterUK
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* The luxury London-Venice service, the Venice Simplon Orient Express, which uses vintage engines and carriages.

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* The luxury London-Venice service, service (although there are longer journeys available including to Verona, Berlin and Istanbul), the Venice Simplon Orient Express, which uses vintage engines and carriages.
carriages. This is actually split into two ** The Belmond British Pullman (another luxury service) that takes passengers to Folkestone West.
** Passengers are then taken by coach via 'Le Shuttle' trains through the Channel Tunnel. The service historically never ran across the Channel, although there was a sleeper service known as the "Night Ferry" that ran with carriages transported across by boat - this ran from 1936 to 1980 (with a 1939-1947 gap because of the Second World War).
** They then board the Orient Express at Calais for an overnight journey to Venice.



* ''Series/TheGoodies'': In "Daylight Robbery on the Orient Express", the Goodies set up a fake Orient Express for a convention of famous detctives. Things go even spectularly awry than they usually do.

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* ''Series/TheGoodies'': In "Daylight Robbery on the Orient Express", the Goodies set up a fake Orient Express for a convention of famous detctives. Things go even spectularly spectacularly awry than they usually do.


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* ''TabletopGame/Twilight 2000'' has a scenario for its alternative setting of ''Merc 2000'' called "Mess on the Orient Express", in which the PCs must retrieve a stolen ancient statute during a journey on the train.
25th Jul '16 11:39:17 AM Winter
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* The Molentary Express in ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'' is a luxurious train described as a cruise ship on rails that's just a bit mysterious, with a destination that hardly anyone knows anything about.
4th Apr '16 9:42:19 AM Jhonny
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* The original route, now defunct as of 2009. The classic route was from Istanbul to Paris via Belgrade and Vienna (there were two versions, three a week each, taking different routes between Vienna and Paris. This truncated over the years to Paris-Vienna and ended as Strasbourg-Vienna.

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* The original route, now defunct as of shut down in 2009. The classic route was from Istanbul to Paris via Belgrade and Vienna (there were two versions, three a week each, taking different routes between Vienna and Paris. This was truncated over the years to Paris-Vienna and ended as Strasbourg-Vienna.Strasbourg-Vienna. The final death knell was the introduction of high speed rail along most of the remaining line.
9th Mar '16 1:41:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/AroundTheWorldIn80Days2004'', Mr. Fogg rides aboard the train to Istanbul.

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* In ''Film/AroundTheWorldIn80Days2004'', ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays2004'', Mr. Fogg rides aboard the train to Istanbul.
9th Mar '16 1:40:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the 2004 version of ''AroundTheWorldIn80Days'', Mr. Fogg rides aboard the train to Istanbul.

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* In the 2004 version of ''AroundTheWorldIn80Days'', ''Film/AroundTheWorldIn80Days2004'', Mr. Fogg rides aboard the train to Istanbul.



* ''Minder on the Orient Express'' (1985): a special episode of the long-running ITV sit-com ''{{Minder}}''.

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* ''Minder on the Orient Express'' (1985): a special episode of the long-running ITV sit-com ''{{Minder}}''.''Series/{{Minder}}''.



* In the British soap opera ''EastEnders'', in 1986, characters Den and Angie Watts spent their honeymoon on the train.

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* In the British soap opera ''EastEnders'', ''Series/EastEnders'', in 1986, characters Den and Angie Watts spent their honeymoon on the train.



* "Orient Express" is the title of a piece of music JeanMichelJarre composed for his 1981 ''Concerts In China''. The video clip features footage of the classic train.

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* "Orient Express" is the title of a piece of music JeanMichelJarre Music/JeanMichelJarre composed for his 1981 ''Concerts In China''. The video clip features footage of the classic train.
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