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30th Nov '17 4:01:59 PM ClintEastwood
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* Creator/LionelBarrymore in ''Duel in the Sun'' is an early example.

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* Creator/LionelBarrymore in ''Duel in the Sun'' ''Film/DuelInTheSun'' is an early example.
29th Apr '17 10:23:24 AM nombretomado
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* The Fat Controller of ''ThomasTheTankEngine''.

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* The Fat Controller of ''ThomasTheTankEngine''.''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine''.
29th Apr '17 10:20:15 AM nombretomado
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* The Fat Controller in ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' (Sir Topham Hatt in ''ThomasTheTankEngine'') fits the stereotypical appearance as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a stout man in a top-hat]] but, while stern and businesslike, is also sympathetic to his engines and certainly not evil. In addition, Sodor's railways are probably nationalised (in the two books written before the nationalisation of UK railways, he was the Fat Director), so he doesn't have the financial motives of most rail barons.

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* The Fat Controller in ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' (Sir Topham Hatt in ''ThomasTheTankEngine'') ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'') fits the stereotypical appearance as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a stout man in a top-hat]] but, while stern and businesslike, is also sympathetic to his engines and certainly not evil. In addition, Sodor's railways are probably nationalised (in the two books written before the nationalisation of UK railways, he was the Fat Director), so he doesn't have the financial motives of most rail barons.
8th Apr '17 11:03:19 AM nombretomado
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* The Fat Controller in TheRailwaySeries (Sir Topham Hatt in ''ThomasTheTankEngine'') fits the stereotypical appearance as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a stout man in a top-hat]] but, while stern and businesslike, is also sympathetic to his engines and certainly not evil. In addition, Sodor's railways are probably nationalised (in the two books written before the nationalisation of UK railways, he was the Fat Director), so he doesn't have the financial motives of most rail barons.

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* The Fat Controller in TheRailwaySeries ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' (Sir Topham Hatt in ''ThomasTheTankEngine'') fits the stereotypical appearance as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a stout man in a top-hat]] but, while stern and businesslike, is also sympathetic to his engines and certainly not evil. In addition, Sodor's railways are probably nationalised (in the two books written before the nationalisation of UK railways, he was the Fat Director), so he doesn't have the financial motives of most rail barons.
6th Jan '17 5:23:21 PM luiz4200
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* ''[[Creator/SabanEntertainment Saban's]] Around the World in 80 Dreams'': One episode features a railroad baron trying to destroy the Wright Brothers' invention because he fears planes will make the railroad business obsolete.
13th Nov '16 4:03:14 PM Discar
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-->'''Morton:''' How does it feel sitting behind that desk, Frank?
-->'''Frank:''' Almost like holding a gun... only much more powerful.
--->-- ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''

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-->'''Morton:''' ->'''Morton:''' How does it feel sitting behind that desk, Frank?
-->'''Frank:'''
Frank?\\
'''Frank:'''
Almost like holding a gun... only much more powerful.
--->-- -->-- ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''
12th Nov '16 7:14:36 AM Herbieriffer
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* E. H. Harriman: Owned the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific.

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* E. H. Harriman: Owned Harriman owned the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific.Pacific, all while denying Collis P. Huntington's nephew Henry a chance at his uncle Collis' railroad. [[HeAlsoDid He also developed]] a standard locomotive design practice and passenger coach designs for both railroads, dubbed "Harrimans" by RailEnthusiasts of both the UP and SP.



* Collis P. Huntington, Mark Hopkins, Leland Stanford (who founded Stanford University in memory of his deceased son) and Charles Crocker, the "Big Four" of the Central Pacific Railroad. They controlled California state politics in the late nineteenth century. For a few years in the early twentieth century, Huntington's son Henry controlled all the trolley lines in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.

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* Collis P. Huntington, Mark Hopkins, Leland Stanford (who founded Stanford University in memory of his deceased son) and Charles Crocker, the "Big Four" of the Central Pacific Railroad. They controlled California state politics in the late nineteenth century. For a few years in the early twentieth century, Huntington's son nephew Henry controlled all the trolley lines in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.UsefulNotes/LosAngeles after E.H. Harriman (mentioned above) virtually stole the Southern Pacific from under Henry at his uncle Collis' will-reading.
14th Sep '16 6:59:40 AM jamespolk
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* Tom Garner in ''Film/ThePowerAndTheGlory'' (1933) is an even earlier example. His thirst for power eventually ruins his marriage and his life.



* Tom Garner in ''Literature/ThePowerAndTheGlory'' (tragic hero)
27th Aug '16 8:48:30 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* Creator/LionelBarrymore in ''Duel in the Sun'' is an early example.
28th Jul '16 2:02:24 PM DaibhidC
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* The Fat Controller in TheRailwaySeries (Sir Topham Hatt in ''ThomasTheTankEngine'') fits the stereotypical appearance as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a stout man in a top-hat]] but, while stern and businesslike, is also sympathetic to his engines and certainly not evil.

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* The Fat Controller in TheRailwaySeries (Sir Topham Hatt in ''ThomasTheTankEngine'') fits the stereotypical appearance as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a stout man in a top-hat]] but, while stern and businesslike, is also sympathetic to his engines and certainly not evil. In addition, Sodor's railways are probably nationalised (in the two books written before the nationalisation of UK railways, he was the Fat Director), so he doesn't have the financial motives of most rail barons.
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