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12th Jun '18 8:52:59 PM MagiMecha
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* Done (in the last method) in ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' - "Angel Grove" (Sydney) Monorail, Giant Villain Foot breaks section of track, teens inside lead monorail car can't stop the train, Sixth Ranger mecha flies down and uses wings & back to substitute for the missing track before going off to join the others.

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* Done (in the last method) in ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' - "Angel Grove" (Sydney) Monorail, Giant Villain Foot breaks section filled with the kids of track, teens inside lead monorail car can't Angel Grove, rushes off to try to stop the train, Sixth Ranger mecha flies down hypnotized parents. However, the Ivan Ooze/Hornitor fusion machine had destroyed part of the rail. Tommy sees this and uses pilots the Falconzord to use its back and wings & back as replacement tracks, allowing them to substitute for the missing track before going off to join the others.cross safely.



* In three "[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterGrandTheftAutoSeries Things to do in Grand Theft Auto V]]", the Creator/AchievementHunter team attempts to do this with the train the drives around in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''. They tried with buses, a tunnel filled with dump trucks and an entire conga line of dump trucks. None of them stop it.

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* In three "[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterGrandTheftAutoSeries Things to do in Grand Theft Auto V]]", the Creator/AchievementHunter team attempts to do this with the train the drives around in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''. They tried with buses, a tunnel filled with dump trucks and an entire conga line of dump trucks. None of them stop it. Years later, they added in the Mobile Command Centers. Still didn't work!
3rd May '18 5:22:51 PM Snowy66
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* In ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'', "Untouchable" has meta of the week, Clive Yorkin, using his powers to destroy an overpass and drop rubble onto a track in the path of a train full of passengers. To keep the passengers safe, Barry grabs firmly onto the train and vibrates so fast it causes the train to [[IntangibleMan intangible]] and phases through the rubble safely.

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* In ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'', "Untouchable" has meta of the week, Clive Yorkin, using his powers to destroy an overpass and drop rubble onto a track in the path of a train full of passengers. To keep the passengers safe, Barry grabs firmly onto the train and vibrates so fast it causes the train to [[IntangibleMan intangible]] and phases phase through the rubble safely.safely]].
3rd May '18 5:18:42 PM Snowy66
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* In ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'', "Untouchable" has meta of the week, Clive Yorkin, using his powers to destroy an overpass and drop rubble onto a track in the path of a train full of passengers. To keep the passengers safe, Barry grabs firmly onto the train and vibrates so fast it causes the train to [[IntangibleMan intangible]] and phases through the rubble safely.
19th Apr '18 11:27:13 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'': In "The Iron Eater", Clark Kent is travelling on a train when the eponymous monster eats the tracks in front of the train. Clark has to do a fast train change to Superman and stop the train before it derails.
28th Dec '17 8:12:22 AM Cryoclaste
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* According to its Pokedex entry, Hariyama from ''{{Pokemon}}'' actually has this ability.

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* According to its Pokedex entry, Hariyama from ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' actually has this ability.
28th Nov '17 4:10:10 PM godzillavkk
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[[RunawayTrain A train is out of control!]]

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Maybe [[RunawayTrain A a train is out of control!]]
control,]] maybe a train is approaching a destroyed bridge, maybe someone is [[ChainedToARailway is chained to the tracks,]] maybe a villain is trying to [[TrainEscape escape via a train,]] or perhaps a [[TraintopBattle action sequence involving trains]] is going out of control.
5th Oct '17 8:59:04 AM HeraldAlberich
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'': After guiding a plane to a safe water landing in the pilot episode, Supergirl gets to stop her first train in the fourth episode, [[Recap/Supergirl2015S1E4HowDoesSheDoIt "How Does She Do It?"]] After failing to convince a suicide bomber in a mag-lev train's lead car not to activate his bomb, Supergirl decouples the rest of the train and slows it to a stop, allowing the car to carry the bomb to a safe distance.

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* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'': 2015}}'':
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After guiding a plane to a safe water landing in the pilot episode, Supergirl gets to stop her first train in the fourth episode, [[Recap/Supergirl2015S1E4HowDoesSheDoIt "How Does She Do It?"]] After failing to convince a suicide bomber in a mag-lev train's lead car not to activate his bomb, Supergirl decouples the rest of the train and slows it to a stop, allowing the car to carry the bomb to a safe distance.distance.
** In the second season's "[[Recap/Supergirl2015S2E14Homecoming Homecoming]]," in order to escape the villains detonate several charges on a train bridge, which just so happens to have a train incoming. Supergirl welds one of the rails back into place with HeatVision and holds up the other herself as the train passes over.
3rd Oct '17 5:24:35 PM nighttrainfm
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*** "Metamorphosis" opens with Green Lantern / John Stewart stopping a runaway train. It still crashes into a station, but without him the damage would've been much worse.



*** Sinestro destroys a bridge so a train full of gold is forced to hit the brakes. It doesn't stop in time, but Sinestro creates a replacement set of tracks to divert it to a nearby mountain cave where he can rob it blind. Hey, he has a [[GreenLanternRing Yellow Lantern Ring.]]

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*** Sinestro destroys a bridge so a train full of gold is forced to hit the brakes. It doesn't stop in time, but Sinestro creates a replacement set of tracks to divert it to a nearby mountain cave where he can rob it blind. Hey, he has a [[GreenLanternRing [[ImaginationBasedSuperpower Yellow Lantern Ring.]]
12th Aug '17 4:38:25 AM Arivne
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** In "The Power Pirate" episode of the original (1973) show, Superman saves a train rolling backwards down a mountain by using his strength to bring it to a stop.
** In the opening animation for that series, he's shown stopping a runaway train by grabbing the train's back end and pulling until the train stops. This may be a unique case, but it's a lot safer than the other method.

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** In 1973-74 episode "The Power Pirate" episode of the original (1973) show, Pirate", Superman saves a train rolling backwards down a mountain by using his strength to bring it to a stop.
** In the opening animation title for that series, the 1973-74 season, he's shown stopping a runaway train by grabbing the train's back end and pulling until the train stops. This may be a unique case, but it's a lot safer than the other method.
20th May '17 3:42:57 PM ElSquibbonator
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Used more in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, when trains were a popular means of transportation in the US (where most {{Superhero}} stories come from), but still alive today. One could put on a [[WildMassGuessing tinfoil hat]] to mention that, if not for the supers, there would be a lot of train crashes, and it seems the train regulation committee [[NoOSHACompliance forgot OSHA Compliance]] when they noticed [[HoldingOutForAHero some dude in a cape]] always appeared to save the passengers. These days, a FlyingBrick with a more "Modern" setting can do this with an out-of-control airplane, and others make do with subway lines or trucks.

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Used more in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, when trains were a popular means of transportation in the US (where most {{Superhero}} stories come from), but still alive today. One could put on a [[WildMassGuessing tinfoil hat]] to mention that, if not for the supers, there would be a lot of train crashes, and it seems the train regulation committee [[NoOSHACompliance forgot OSHA Compliance]] when they noticed [[HoldingOutForAHero some dude in a cape]] always appeared to save the passengers. These days, It doesn't necessarily need to be a FlyingBrick with train; a more "Modern" setting can do this with an out-of-control airplane, and others make do with subway lines [[ComingInHot crashing airplane]] or trucks.
[[ReentryScare re-entering spacecraft]] works just as well.
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