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* USMarshal: Pearce is a deputy U.S. Marshal who more less forces his way aboard the train with his prisoner.

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* USMarshal: Pearce is a deputy U.S. Marshal who more or less forces his way aboard the train with his prisoner.

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: Capt. Oakland, Lt. Newell and the fireman are all murdered because they discover too much about the conspiracy and what is really going on at the fort.


A train with medical supplies and a small U.S. Army unit is heading through Rocky mountains towards plagued Fort Humboldt. Among its passengers are the territory governor, a priest, a doctor and a U.S. Marshal with his prisoner, John Deakin. However, nothing on that train is what it seems.

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A train with medical supplies and a small U.S. Army unit is heading through the Rocky mountains Mountains towards plagued Fort Humboldt. Among its passengers are the territory governor, a priest, a doctor and a U.S. Marshal with his prisoner, John Deakin. However, nothing on that train is what it seems.

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* EvilChef: Carlos, the chef on the train, is part of the conspiracy and makes good use of his skill with knives when he attempts to kill Deakin during a TraintopBattle.

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* MajorlyAwesome: Major Claremont. Although he initially appears to be TheNeidermeyer - with his over officious attitude and insistence on doing things 'by the book' - but ultimately every decision he makes is shown to have been for the good of the train and his men. And when the chips are down, he shows himself to be highly skilled with both pistol and the sword.

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* BadHabits: Rev. Peabody [[spoiler:is really an undercover Secret Service agent]].


* TraintopBattle: Deakin and Carlos have a fight atop the train that has both of almost going over the edge.

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* TraintopBattle: Deakin and Carlos have a fight atop the train that has both of them almost going over the edge.

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* CapturedOnPurpose: It turns out that Deakin has his own reasons for allowing himself to be captured by Marshal Pearce and placed on the train to Fort Humboldt.


* HangGagging: When Deakin enters Marica's compartment, he clamps his hand over her mouth and tells her not to scream. When he removes his hand, she opens her mouth as if to scream and he gags her again. The second time she takes the warning and keeps her mouth shut.

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* HangGagging: HandGagging: When Deakin enters Marica's compartment, he clamps his hand over her mouth and tells her not to scream. When he removes his hand, she opens her mouth as if to scream and he gags her again. The second time she takes the warning and keeps her mouth shut.

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* HangGagging: When Deakin enters Marica's compartment, he clamps his hand over her mouth and tells her not to scream. When he removes his hand, she opens her mouth as if to scream and he gags her again. The second time she takes the warning and keeps her mouth shut.


* RunawayTrain: The carriages containing the troopers are uncoupled from the train and rolls out of control down a steep section of track. [[spoiler:They eventually derail and kill all the troopers]].


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* RunawayTrain: The carriages containing the troopers are uncoupled from the train and rolls out of control down a steep section of track. [[spoiler:They eventually derail and kill all the troopers]].


* PreacherMan: Rev. Peabody is being sent to minister to the men of Fort Humboldt. [[OrIsIt Or is he?]]

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* PreacherMan: Rev. Peabody is a preacher being sent to minister to the men of Fort Humboldt. [[OrIsIt Or is he?]]

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* DeadMansChest: Peabody's corpse is hidden by placing it in a coffin in the baggage car.


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* PreacherMan: Rev. Peabody is being sent to minister to the men of Fort Humboldt. [[OrIsIt Or is he?]]

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* CutPhoneLines: Someone destroys the telegraph lines so the train cannot send a message back down line to Myrtle.

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* SnowMeansDeath: The first murder does not occur until they are above the snowline and there is nowhere for anyone to go even if they could leave the train. All the deaths that follow take place amid scenery of pristine snowbound wilderness.

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