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10th Nov '16 1:11:55 PM WileK209
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* A couple of examples from the original ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou''...
** In "Mine Your Own Business," Fred comes up with a plan to catch and trap the ghostly Miner '49er haunting the AbandonedMine. We then fade to the Miner suddenly seeing and hearing what seems like a train approaching, only it turns out to actually be [[BigShadowLittleCreature Shaggy making train noises into a speaker as Scooby runs down the track with a flashlight]].
** In "Decoy for a Dognapper," Shaggy and Scooby are sent on an old handcar down the tracks, and have to outrun an approaching speeding train (resembling an older Santa Fe passenger train) once they reach a trestle. Fortunately, Fred comes to the rescue by throwing a switch track.



* ''WesternAnimation/SlyFoxAndBirdie'' (pictured above) plays this straight, but this is mostly due to it being a childrens' railway safety video from 1992. Almost any time railroad tracks are present (and Sly Fox is trespassing on them in some way), a freight train always shows up. Sly Fox even gets ''run over'' by the train at one point, to which he comments [[NoFourthWall "If I weren't a cartoon character, I'd be dead as a doornail!"]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/SlyFoxAndBirdie'' (pictured above) ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EZvIpn9uVY Sly Fox And Birdie]]'' plays this straight, but this is mostly due to it being a childrens' railway safety video from 1992. Almost any time railroad tracks are present (and Sly Fox is trespassing on them in some way), a freight train always shows up. Sly Fox even gets ''run over'' by the train at one point, to which he comments [[NoFourthWall "If I weren't a cartoon character, I'd be dead as a doornail!"]]



-->'''Joe''': (''as he's being run over by the second train'') [[LampshadeHanging What an oddly clustered train schedule!]]

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-->'''Joe''': (''as he's being run over by the second train'') [[LampshadeHanging What an oddly odd clustered train schedule!]]
8th Oct '16 9:08:19 PM dmcreif
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* Before it was retooled, "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" at the Disney theme parks ended by having the car turn onto train tracks and stare down a train in the tunnel. Kind of Dark Humor as it was the last thing before the ride ended, implying the riders death. One of the many reasons its now a Winnie The Pooh ride.
** Implying? The last scene before the ride ended and after the oncoming train light was the car riding through ''Hades''.

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* Before it was retooled, "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" at the Disney theme parks ended by having the car turn onto train tracks and stare down a train in the tunnel. Kind of Dark Humor as it was it's the last thing before the ride ended, implying the riders death. One of the many reasons its now a Winnie The Pooh ride.
** Implying? The last scene before the ride ended
ends, and after the oncoming train light was the car riding this is followed by a trip through ''Hades''.''Hades''.
* Four Words: Ride/BigThunderMountainRailroad.
6th Oct '16 5:33:13 AM Willbyr
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->''"TRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!"''[[note]][[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy ANNNNNOOOOOOOOOTHHHHEEEEERRRRR TRRRRRAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNN!!]][[/note]]
-->-- ''Film/StandByMe''

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\n->''"TRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!"''[[note]][[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy ANNNNNOOOOOOOOOTHHHHEEEEERRRRR TRRRRRAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNN!!]][[/note]]\n-->-- ''Film/StandByMe''\n[-[[caption-width-right:350:''"TRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNN!!"'']]-]
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5th Oct '16 7:41:16 PM Willbyr
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4th Oct '16 12:05:20 AM eroock
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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant''. A train does show up at the least opportune moment, but it's ''the train'' that's in danger, not any of the characters--the Giant had messed up the tracks trying to eat them.
2nd Sep '16 7:29:01 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'' features an interesting variation of this in the Subway arcade level. The difference being that the trains only come when someone pulls a lever in a booth overlooking the tracks. In theory you can kill an enemy with it, but the chances of it happening are slim and it doesn't count as a kill anyway. (just a death for the victim).

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* ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'' ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'' features an interesting variation of this in the Subway arcade level. The difference being that the trains only come when someone pulls a lever in a booth overlooking the tracks. In theory you can kill an enemy with it, but the chances of it happening are slim and it doesn't count as a kill anyway. anyway (just a death for the victim).



* The fourth level of ''Descent 3'' has you fly the Pyro through the subway tunnels of Seoul, Korea. Considered the ScrappyLevel by many players.

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* The fourth level of ''Descent ''VideoGame/{{Descent}} 3'' has you fly the Pyro through the subway tunnels of Seoul, Korea. Considered the ScrappyLevel by many players.
9th Aug '16 1:59:43 PM MrNickelodeon
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* Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls at Universal's Islands of Adventures features this briefly -- at one point, the log ride goes through a dark tunnel. Dudley comments that he's "lost his train of thought," only for a train light to appear at the end of the tunnel. Then the ride rockets down the first drop.

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* Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls ''Ride/DudleyDoRightsRipsawFalls'' at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventures Adventure]] features this briefly -- at one point, the log ride goes through a dark tunnel. Dudley comments that he's "lost his train of thought," only for a train light to appear at the end of the tunnel. Then the ride rockets down the first drop.
20th Jul '16 11:13:54 AM Sonic5421
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* Happens to [[LoanShark Sykes]] at the end of ''Disney/OliverAndCompany''. Done ''literally'' with his pet dobermans, however (they're electrified rails, so when Oliver threw them off Sykes' car, the two are both immediately electrocuted upon hitting those tracks).

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* Happens to [[LoanShark Sykes]] at the end of ''Disney/OliverAndCompany''. Done ''literally'' with his pet dobermans, however (they're electrified rails, subway rails due to the third rail, so when Oliver threw them off Sykes' car, the two are both immediately electrocuted upon hitting those tracks).tracks, and because of the third rail's voltage, the electrocution was fatal).
11th Jul '16 5:55:07 PM KingLyger
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* That Creator/StephenKing novella ''The Body'', later adapted into the film ''Film/StandByMe'', has the kids discover that part of the way to get to their destination is over a rail bridge. The wimpy one lampshades this trope heavily, but in the end they decide to cross it anyway. Guess what happens. TheMovie version plays the scene faithfully.

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* That Creator/StephenKing novella ''The Body'', later adapted into the film ''Film/StandByMe'', has the kids discover that part of the way to get to their destination is to cross over a rail bridge. The wimpy one lampshades this trope heavily, but kid, Vern, tempts fate by wondering would happen if a train comes while they're on the tracks. Of course, Vern is such a [[TheMillstone pain in the end they decide group's side]] that he has to cross it anyway. Guess what happens. TheMovie version plays the scene faithfully.track, plank by plank, out of fear of falling off the bridge. A train inevitably starts coming down the bridge, causing both Vern and Ralphie to panic. They sprint across the boards and make it to the other side with a grand leap of faith, just barely dodging the train in time.
13th May '16 8:05:57 AM Mooncalf
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* Happens in ''JojosBizarreAdventure'' during the fight against Mariah, whose Stand has made Joseph and Avdol magnetic. When they try to cross a railway track in order to get to her, they get stuck on it.
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