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Blog Entry# 2031977
Posted: Oct 21 2016 (23:00)

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Last Response: Oct 22 2016 (23:49)
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Oct 21 2016 (23:00)  

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Dear Railfans,
Just wanted to know if there are any movies that you know where the central character or others in a movie are railfans like us?
I know one movie - The Station Agent - where the central character, acted brilliantly by Peter Dinklage, is a railfan.

Oct 22 2016 (23:00)
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Thank You. Yes I have seen it a long time back. Its inspired by 'Runaway Train (1985)', I believe.
My favorite scene is that of trying to stop that train using a single loco by accelerating to the same speed and then braking. But sadly it gets derailed and the LP dies.
only movie where the central character is a rail fan is as I mentioned above. It is good little movie. The central character Peter Dinklage is a dwarf; who works in a rail hobby shop. When the owner dies, he bequeathes an old building by rail track side in rural America to him. So Peter retires and lives his life in that building watching trains always.
Then try 'Sunshine Cleaning (2008)', there - a side character is a railfan. But unlike us she is not into locos or routes but she loves standing below the rail bridge when train passes at night and loves the sparks, generated by the wheel and track, falling on her face. That is the only thing that brings joy to her struggling life.

Oct 22 2016 (23:07)
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Sheldon cooper from The Big Bang Theory.

Oct 22 2016 (23:49)
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Unstoppable movie

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