Train films/shows on TV

 
  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net
Repeat: Bigboy, DDA40X

     
Name: Monster Moves (Long Loads)
Time: 7:35 PM
Date: Sat Feb 4
Duration: 60 min
Channel: SBS HD
Category: Documentary
Info: IMDB Wikipedia *FAVORITE*  
In Nebraska, two of America's longest locomotives are taken off the rails for a journey through tight city streets to the top of a hill, while another team in the New Mexico Desert move a railway station 3km. Documentary Repeat G

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  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net








Name:
An Idiot Abroad (Trans-Siberian Express)


Time:
9:40 PM


Date:
Sat Feb 11


Duration:
60 min


Channel:
TEN Digital


Category:
Comedy



Info:

IMDB Wikipedia


Karl travels on the Trans-Siberian Express through Russia expecting a luxury 'Orient Express'experience. However, Ricky and Steve have other ideas. Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant Comedy M l,s





More bribing for toilet paper shennangians I guess.  
  trestle_nutter Train Controller

Location: Yarra Valley
ABC 1 are showing a preview of a new series to start, I think on Friday night, which shows the lady 'gun toting' star of the show, standing at the back of what might be the parlor car from VGR - it is on a track that has lots of trees on either side & the show I think is supposed to be based in Melbourne.
  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net
My auto thingy didnt pick this up because no trains in the description

Wonder if its in widescreen, doubt it



Name:
Malcolm


Time:
8:30 PM


Date:
Sat Mar 17


Duration:
83 min


Channel:
ABC2


Category:
Comedy



Info:

IMDB Wikipedia


Malcolm, a chronically shy mechanical genius has just been fired so gets Frank, an ex-convict, to move in to help pay the bills. Malcolm, with Frank's help, turns to a life of crime. Nadia Tass, Colin Friels 1986 Comedy, movie M s



 
  Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW
AT THE MOVIES

By Lawrence Van Gelder (The New York Times); Weekend Desk
July 18, 1986, Friday
Late City Final Edition, Section C, Page 6, Column 1, 1321 words

''IT'S not absolutely essential that the audience who come to see 'Malcolm'
walk away with a message,'' said Nadia Tass, the director of the Australian
comedy, which opens today. ''I believe the movie operates on many different
levels, and if, on the surface, they are entertained - which is the very
first level - then I believe we have succeeded.'' Yet at the end of the
film, there appears a dedication to John Tassopoulos. Mr. Tassopoulos, who
died three years ago after being struck by a car while suffering an
epileptic seizure, was the 31-year-old Miss Tass's younger brother.
''Basically,'' said Miss Tass, who shortened the family name, ''he was very
similar to Malcolm.'' The film, directed by Miss Tass, written by her
husband, David Parker, and co-produced by the couple, stars Colin Friels as
a slow, rather withdrawn young man who has a way with gadgets. When he loses
his job in a Melbourne trolley barn and runs short of money, he rents a
room, in the house his mother left him, to a small-time criminal (John
Hargreaves) who soon introduces his moll (Lindy Davies) to the premises.
Before long, Malcolm grows curious about crime.
  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net
For your easter gunzelrific viewing




Name:
Big, Bigger, Biggest (Metro)


Time:
7:35 PM


Date:
Sat Apr 7


Duration:
55 min


Channel:
SBS ONE


Category:
Science/Nature



Info:

IMDB Wikipedia *FAVORITE*


Over 4 million people use the London Underground every day. Find out how four key inventions in a series of landmark metro systems helped it become the biggest subway in the Western world. Science/Nature G




Also recommend the BBC 6 part series 'The Tube'...
  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net
This is what I get for not watching TV for a while.....



Big, Bigger, Biggest

Train




  • 7.35pm - 8.30pm

  • SBS ONE

  • Tonight


ALT. TIMES

The French train, known as the TGV, regularly reaches speeds exceeding 300km/h, making it the fastest train on earth. By exploring the inner workings of four iconic trains, including Stephenson's record breaking Rocket and Japan's revolutionary Bullet Train, this episode reveals the incredible stories behind these machines and the engineering breakthroughs that have enabled them to get faster and faster.

  stefowefo Chief Train Controller

This is what I get for not watching TV for a while.....



Big, Bigger, Biggest

Train




  • 7.35pm - 8.30pm

  • SBS ONE

  • Tonight


ALT. TIMES

The French train, known as the TGV, regularly reaches speeds exceeding 300km/h, making it the fastest train on earth. By exploring the inner workings of four iconic trains, including Stephenson's record breaking Rocket and Japan's revolutionary Bullet Train, this episode reveals the incredible stories behind these machines and the engineering breakthroughs that have enabled them to get faster and faster.

"KngtRider"


If you missed it, you can still watch it on http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/2227196150/Big,-Bigger,-Biggest-Train, but only until 5/5.
  hollysurly Beginner

I have list of Train Movies : -

1.  Alberto Express (France/Italy, 1990) C88m,
                                              Sergio Castelloni, Nino Manfredi
>>>>  Alias Bulldog Drummond (1934) -> #20
>>>>  Alistair Maclean's Death Train (1993T) -> #37
  2.? The American Friend (USA/France/Germany, 1977)
                                   [Der Amerikanische Freund; L'ami Américain]
                                              C127m, Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz
>>>>  Der Amerikanische Freund (1977) -> #2
>>>>  L'ami Américain (1977) -> #2
>>>>  Andrews' Raiders (1956) -> #65
  3.  Atomic Train (USA, 1999T) C180m?, Rob Lowe, Kristin Davis
  4.  Avalanche Express (USA, 1979) C88m, Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw
  5.  Background to Danger (USA, 1943) B80m, George Raft, Brenda Marshall
>>>>  Baltic Express (1959) -> #126
  6.  La Bataille du Rail (France, 1946) [The Battle of the Rails]
                                                          B87m, Salina, Lozach
>>>>  The Battle of the Rails (1946) -> #6
  7.  Beggars of Life (USA, 1928) PSB100m, Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks
  8.  Bergensbanen plyndret i natt (Norway, 1928) SB105m
  9.  Berlin Express (USA, 1948) B86m, Merle Oberon, Robert Ryan
 10.  La Bête Humaine (France, 1938) B90m [The Human Beast;
                                Judas was a Woman], Jean Gabin, Julien Carette
 11.  Bhowani Junction (USA/UK, 1956) C110m, Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger
 12.  Black Diamond Express (USA, 1927) SB95m, Monte Blue, Edna Murphy
 13.  The Block Signal (USA, 1926) SB87m [Tragic Railway],
                                                      Ralph Lewis, Jean Arthur
 14.  The Blue Express (USSR, 1929) SB85m, Sergei Minin, I. Chernyak
 15.  Boxcar Bertha (USA, 1972) C97m, Barbara Hershey, David Carradine
>>>>  The Brain (1969) -> #28
 16.  Breakheart Pass (USA, 1976) C95m, Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson
 17.  Brief Encounter (UK, 1945) B85m, Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard
 18.  Brief Encounter (UK, 1975T) C72m, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren
 19.  Broadway Limited (USA, 1941) B74m, Dennis O'Keefe, Victor McLaglen
 20.  Bulldog Jack (UK, 1934) B73m [Alias Bulldog Drummond],
                                                Jack Hulbert, Ralph Richardson
>>>>  The Bullet Train (1975) -> #150
 21.  Buster (UK, 1988) C102m, Phil Collins, Julie Walters
 22.? C'era una volta il West (Italy/USA, 1969)
            [Once Upon a Time in the West] C165m, Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda
 23.  Cafe Express (Italy, 1981) C89m, Nino Manfredi, Adolfo Celi
 24.  California Straight Ahead (USA, 1937) B67m, John Wayne, Louise Latimer
 25.  Canadian Pacific (USA, 1949) C95m, Randolph Scott, Jane Wyatt
 26.  The Cassandra Crossing (UK, 1977) C127m, Richard Harris, Sophia Loren
 27.  Caught on a Train (UK, 1980T) C90m, Peggy Ashcroft
 28.  Le Cerveau (France, 1969) C100m [The Brain],
                                               David Niven, Jean-Paul Belmondo
 29.  Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train (France, 1998)
                                        [Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train]
                                C122m, Pascal Greggory, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
 30.  Chartroose Caboose (USA, 1960) C75m, Molly Bee, Ben Cooper
 31.  Chattanooga Choo-Choo (USA, 1984) C102m, Barbara Eden, George Kennedy

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  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I believe Ghost Rider features L1169 in Texas Eagle livery at Newport Workshops.
  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net

Seriously people, it would be nice if others added here too?

Athough I have a train filter in my DVR system, sometimes i dont check it for weeks as it deactivates when HDD space is low/I rarely watch live TV

From 'yourtv' this time

ONE HD AEST

Upcoming TV Show times

    Friday, 6 July 2012
        Megastructures
        Berlin Train Terminal (rpt) [HD]
        11.05pm-12.05am ONE (1)

    Tuesday, 10 July 2012
        Megastructures
        Berlin Train Terminal (rpt) [HD]
        2.30pm-3.30pm ONE (1)



  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net
Likely NREC and GP9 episode


Mega Breakdown
Train Overhaul

   8.30pm - 9.45pm
   7mate
   Tonight

ALT. TIMES

Follow a breakdown crew as they tear apart a 50-year-old locomotive and then rebuild her from the frame up. Chains and cranes do the heavy lifting, as power tools crank, torches flare and fires blaze. In just eight weeks, this loco will undergo a complete transformation and emerge again a lean, green pulling machine.
  DM45 Station Master

Location: Redland City
Likely NREC and GP9 episodeMega BreakdownTrain Overhaul 8.30pm - 9.45pm 7mate TonightALT. TIMESFollow a breakdown crew as they tear apart a 50-year-old locomotive and then rebuild her from the frame up. Chains and cranes do the heavy lifting, as power tools crank, torches flare and fires blaze. In just eight weeks, this loco will undergo a complete transformation and emerge again a lean, green pulling machine.
"KngtRider"


I watched it - interesting to see an old loco converted to a Genset unit. Also interesting that all the measurements, capacities and weights were in metric, including monetary values in Euros!
  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net

Thats because free to air license the UK/Europe (PAL/DVB/Export) versions of these documentaries. Often the voiceover is changed to a English one but this episode was strange as they used the same voice over guy and just said metric tons/euros instead.

Strangely, out of the many seasons of Discovery,History Channel or NatGeo 'Megafactories' series neither has done a full episode on EMD or GE. They have visited as part of loco or rail episodes however.

  smithagain Junior Train Controller

I saw an ad for a new series on ABC, "Hell On Wheels".  Not sure when it starts. Possibly Jan 7th?? The ABC site has no info yet. 


I know nothing about it, the ad looked like Deadwood with trains.

 At IMDB, says it's a western drama series set around the construction of the American Transcontinental railroad.
  BHPDash8 Station Master

CH5 Extreme Railways 2 of 3 Australia's Outback Railway

Chris Tarrant travels on The Ghan from Adelaide, then he drives along the old Ghan track, then he catches a ride with GWU007 into Darwin. 

The only way I could get a hold of it was download.
  Typhon Assistant Commissioner

Location: I'm that freight train tearing through the sky in the clouds.
Thanks for the heads up, a very interesting and well presented look at the history of the old railway.


  smithagain Junior Train Controller

Tonight on SBS2. 

Grand Central
SBS TWO, 8:30pm, Sat, 5 Jan 2013
(REPEAT)

"On the morning of January 8, 1902, a southbound commuter train travelling through a smoky, congested tunnel in New York City's Grand Central Depot slammed into the rear of another train, instantly killing seventeen people, and injuring thirty-eight. The tragedy in New York that day, and a self-taught engineer's innovative response to the crisis that ensued, ultimately gave birth to one of America's greatest architectural and technological monuments: Grand Central Terminal. When Grand Central Terminal opened on February 12, 1913 the press heralded it as the greatest railway terminal in the world".
  PClark Chief Commissioner


Friday, January 18, 2013 is the thirty-sixth anniversary of the Granville train disaster.

On this date Foxtel’s History Channel (606) is running a one-hour documentary on the event, screening at 19.30 and again at 22.30 that night and at 11.30 next day (Saturday 19)

 
  PClark Chief Commissioner

At 2030 tonight Foxtel TCM (428) has the 1968 movie "Dark Side of the Sun", starring Rod Taylor.

It is set in the Belgian Congo at the time of native uprisings and a large part of it is set aboard a steam train going behind enemy lines to try and rescue civilians (and diamonds!) from a cut-off village.


  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Not exactly a show or film, but I saw a Target ad with Shannon Noll singing "What About Me?" and a train led by 48128...
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
SBS  6-630 irish railways.....   tue 6th aug 2013
  jm1941 Chief Commissioner

Location: Mount Gambier
SBS  6-630 irish railways.....   tue 6th aug 2013
dthead

Thanks for this reminder David, as I not noticed it in the TV weekly times.

Just caught it in time to record it.
By the TV channel spiel, this looks like this is a series.

Added 7th Aug: Watched it last night, was interesting as I never viewed much on Irish railways and yes it's a 3 part series, is on again tonight Wednesday Part-2 and Thursday Part-3.  If you missed it can be viewed at SBS after Thursday.

Regards,
  wanderer53 Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: front left seat EE set now departed
The Railway: First Great Western Five, 8pm
FIRST Great Western is one of Britain's largest train operating companies, right up there with the Fat Controller's on the island of Sodor.
It recently hit the headlines after hundreds were stranded for almost six hours on one of its broken down trains. Passengers described the journey as 'horrific' and claimed they were 'treated like cattle'. Thankfully, there was a vet on board.
This series explores the staff's point of view as they try to keep trains moving.

     




Tonight we meet Paddington's duty station manager Simon on one of the toughest shifts of his career.
A fire has caused a signal failure. All services are delayed or cancelled, and it's Simon who must take the flak, fending off an assault with a 30-year-old British Rail sausage roll. We also climb aboard the notorious Swansea to Paddington late night service with train manager Jodie as she tries to get boozy passengers on and off the train, reintroducing the old system of trackside mailbag catchers for those too far gone.
Finally, we meet Dave, head of a team tackling ticketless travellers who cost the company millions every year – you must pay for the privilege of being stuck six hours.


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  smithagain Junior Train Controller

^
Seems a bit suss. Laughing

If this is a real thing, where can I watch it?

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