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Vincent "Lightning" LeRow

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Two foot Tapes
« on: January 09, 2009, 04:54:49 PM »
There have been many mentionings of good two foot tapes arround this forum and I hadan Idea:  How do people feel about a two foot movie night at sheepscot?  perhaps one night after working on the track during the spring meet we can all crowd around a screen and watch movies for a while.  Everyone can bring thier favorite fliks and whatever's needed to play it and the museam could provide the screen.  What does the populace think?
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Bruce Wilson

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Re: Two foot Tapes
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 05:42:24 PM »
There are several museum video (VHS) tapes within the museum's archives if you'd like a few of these to show.
Wanted: Copies of correspondence and photographs from "first generation narrow gage railfans" such as Linwood Moody, Dick Andrews, Lawrence Brown, Ellis Atwood, H.T. Crittenden and others. Interested in all two foot (U.S.) rail operations, common carrier, industrial/mill and park/museum.

Ira Schreiber

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Re: Two foot Tapes
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009, 07:18:11 PM »
If anyone wants to sit through it, I have the "Titfield Thunderbolt" in VHS.
Loosely based on the Talyllyn in Great Britian, it is a British comedy made in 1956.
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Re: Two foot Tapes
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009, 08:15:23 PM »
If anyone wants to sit through it, I have the "Titfield Thunderbolt" in VHS.
Loosely based on the Festiniog in Great Britian, it is a British comedy made in 1956.

That movie sounds good Ira.  Hmmm, for some reason, Benny Hill comes to mind.

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 09:17:29 PM »
Though Benny Hill, a favorite of mine, was later than this movie, they are different types of British humor. Benny was slapstick and a great poet! The movie is neither but fun nevertheless.

Vincent "Lightning" LeRow

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Re: Two foot Tapes
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2009, 11:22:56 PM »
I was hoping for a wider variety of film media as well, DVD's and even 8mm if we could handle it....  But all fun, nevertheless I just think it would be nicer than staring at the motell room wall.
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Re: Two foot Tapes
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2009, 12:02:23 AM »
Having seen the "Titfield Thunderbolt" that Ira described, I do say it is a "must see" for the serious  railway preservationist.  I feel it really captures the spirit of railway preservation, at least as it appeared in the 20th century. 
 

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Re: Two foot Tapes
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2009, 12:22:57 AM »
The Titfield Thunderbolt was actually inspired by people establishing a museum (The Talyllyn Railway). It featured the "Lion" which If I remember right is the oldest existing steam locomotive in the world. She was about 120 years old at the time the movie was made, and they returned her to the museum damaged!

I'm big into Super-8 railroad films. I project them on a 5' by 9' screen with good quality projectors and they look great.

here's some of the more interesting ones:

Two Foot Gauge in Maine
The Bridgton and Harrison
The Complete Silverton
OM Rotary on Cumbres
Over Lizard Head Pass
GG1: Under the Heat
Colorado Central and South Park
V&T,Narrow Gauge East of the Sierra
Texans in Vermont
Gears in the Woods
Rods in the Woods
Ride The San Juan
The Titfield Thunderbolt
Modern Times on the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington
Edaville II (Railfan's day 1982)
Land of the Little Trains
Ffestiniog Holiday
Marshall Pass & the Gunnison
Narrow Gauge in Portugal
Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
The Engine Driver
Steam in Puerto Rico

(there's more...)

I'd love to come to one of these screenings someday.
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Keith Taylor

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Re: Two foot Tapes
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2009, 11:51:54 AM »
It is not 2' gauge...but I have a 16mm print of the 1930's movie "Danger Lights" with Robert Armstrong and Jean Arthur. It was a railroad themed movie with the inevitable high speed run to Chicago to get one of the characters to the hospital. And of course only one single surgeon hundreds of miles away could do the surgery. Thin plot aside, the movie is filled with fantastic scenes of mainline steam on the Milwaukee Road. Dynamometer cars, cranes at wrecks and even a "tug of war" between two steam locomotives! I have the projector and screen needed to show the movie....if anyone is interested.
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P.S. I also have a copy of the Titfield Thunderbolt on DVD.

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Re: Two foot Tapes
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2009, 07:44:45 PM »
"Modern Times on the WW&F"?  Who put that out and when?

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Re: Two foot Tapes
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2009, 07:45:51 PM »
I think it is a Marcel Levesque feature, or at least the version I saw was.
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Re: Two foot Tapes
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2009, 08:32:45 PM »
Although I cant join you guys on your movie night but I can give you a movie to watch! How about "Emperor Of The North!" Anyone?  ::) ;) :D ;D
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2009, 08:41:23 PM »
Although I cant join you guys on your movie night but I can give you a movie to watch! How about "Emperor Of The North!" Anyone?  ::) ;) :D ;D
Anyone?? I think just about everyone! Especially now that it is out on DVD  ;D
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Re: Two foot Tapes
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2009, 08:43:09 PM »
They dont call it the best award winning railroad film for nothing! That movie is awsome! ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Two foot Tapes
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2009, 08:50:46 PM »
"Modern Times on the WW&F"?  Who put that out and when?


I put that out in 2002, although it's never been further out than You Tube!

The Edaville film is mine too, from when I was 20 and a bunch of us borrowed Dad's station wagon and headed to South Carver for Railfan's Day.

The rest are from various comercial houses including a lot of Sunday River Productions.
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