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Re: PC: PC Equipment in Movies

Yes, "The Out of Towners" filmed in 1969 was aboard a PC train to New York,
although all equipment was still NH.  I have the video ( It's my favorite
segment).  Also,  the 1974 Mel Brooks film "Young Frankenstein " has a shot
of Gene Wilder (Dr. Frankenstein) leaving town to New York and then
"Transylvania" by train.  As the train leaves the station, the words Penn
Central (not in PC style) can be seen on the letterboard of the coach.  I
had to rewind and view this repeatedly, but it is clearly Penn Central
Hollywood style.    

> From: Gene.Fusco -AT- Symbios.com
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: Re: PC: PC Equipment in Movies
> Date: Thursday, February 12, 1998 10:02 AM
> > I believe that there are two other movies with PC equipment shown in
> > "The Out of Towners" had a shot with FL-9s, and "The Friends of Eddie
> > Coyle" had an RDC in it, if only noticed in the background (on the
> > branch, if I recall correctly. I forget which station the filming took
> > place at ).
> I'll have to rummage through my slides, but I have a couple of shots
> of a film crew working at the Katonah, NY station  (Harlem line) in the
> late 70' early 80' time frame.  I think the movie period was mid to late
> 50's judging from the actors/actresses dress and vehicles they had as
> props.
> I don't recall if a train was involved in the plot, but I think an ex-PC
> station qualifies as PC equipment. If a train was to be used that was
> correct for the period, it would need to be NYC RS-3's and the dark green
> NYC heavyweight coaches.
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