NY Transit Authority Hitachi at Newport

 
  Edith Chief Commissioner

Location: Line 1 from Porte de Vincennes bound for Bastille station
On Saturday, I noticed just outside the Transport Office at Newport, a Hitachi with US flags and NY transit decals and a four digit number car number.  It looked as though it was to be filmed for a door shot in a film of some kind.  Any information ?

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  Knowitall Banned

Location: Banned
Already filmed a few months back not sure what movie though
  train_lover01 Assistant Commissioner

It was for a Nicolas cage movie filmed a few months back, there was a fake subway set up too. The steamrail pilot was pushing the hitachi back and forward and people were getting on and off at the platform.

Good to watch, there were some nice young actors too  Twisted EvilTwisted EvilTwisted Evil

Chris
  Metro Transit Minister for Railways

Location: Error.
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  Xiphias Locomotive Driver

Location: Riding the rails
I believe the movie was called Knowing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowing_(film)
  Mickelaar The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: At the layout, tinkering.
Here is a shot of it I took a little while back. Its Hitachi 221M.




Metro.
"Metro Transit"
Thanks for sharing metro.

Bit of a low budget effort. Only a few stickers on the side.
  ian cook Some railfan on the Pakky Line


Bit of a low budget effort. Only a few stickers on the side.
"dad2natalie"

I guess the reason for that most in service NY subway trains only really have the same thing on the side.
  Bills_Billboards Chief Commissioner

are these preseved cars uses or just stored connex spares ?
Bill
  Metro Transit Minister for Railways

Location: Error.
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  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
Wikipedia says the film 'Knowing' is based in Boston, but you can see the NYC subway logo beside the door in Metro Transit's photo, so it has to be another film.

According to this page NYC car 5161 is a R68A (Kawasaki Rail Car, 1988-1989) type, and it should look like this (photo by a David Pirmann):
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?43894

[bigimg]http://images.nycsubway.org/i43000/img_43894.jpg[/bigimg]

Punch out one out of three windows for more doors and it might work... Twisted Evil
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned
There's three cars: 221M, 1947T and 1936T.  The interiors have been changed dramatically in that the seats are longitudinally faced on the windows, have been re-cushioned and have what I presume are somewhat correct information stickers on the inside.

Also, Metro Transit, you did ask EDI security for permission to be there?
  train_lover01 Assistant Commissioner

Punch out one out of three windows for more doors and it might work...


When I was there, I noticed they were only filming one door on the side of the unit, so maybe a computer generation will add more doors.

Chris
  Metro Transit Minister for Railways

Location: Error.
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  Metro Transit Minister for Railways

Location: Error.
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  Knowitall Banned

Location: Banned
They also had some mock headoards made up
  RacerMax06 Station Master

Location: Coburg
wongm
Posted: 14 Sep 2008 19:28
Wikipedia says the film 'Knowing' is based in Boston, but you can see the NYC subway logo beside the door in Metro Transit's photo, so it has to be another film.

According to this page NYC car 5161 is a R68A (Kawasaki Rail Car, 1988-1989) type, and it should look like this (photo by a David Pirmann):
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?43894


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Punch out one out of three windows for more doors and it might work... Twisted Evil


They deliberately made it a fictional train setting...

- Boston Subway doesn't have a Line 6
- Boston Subway doesn't have a Lafayette Street Station
- NYC Subway doesn't have a Lafayette Street Station (they have a Broadway–Lafayette Street)
  Metro Transit Minister for Railways

Location: Error.
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  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
"RacerMax06"


They deliberately made it a fictional train setting...

- Boston Subway doesn't have a Line 6
- Boston Subway doesn't have a Lafayette Street Station
- NYC Subway doesn't have a Lafayette Street Station (they have a Broadway–Lafayette Street)
"Metro Transit"

Nor do they use Hitachi trains.


Metro.[/quote]
Gee realy i thought they were world wide. Rolling Eyes
  Metro Transit Minister for Railways

Location: Error.
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  bramt Deputy Commissioner

The second Knowing trailer has some shots from the train:




http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=oKx_jj-jB2Y
  RacerMax06 Station Master

Location: Coburg
Metro Transit
Posted: 26 Dec 2008 18:35

Nor do they use Hitachi trains.


Metro.


are you adding to my explanation or are you being sarcastic? Confused



bramt
Posted: 26 Dec 2008 22:44
The second Knowing trailer has some shots from the train:




http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=oKx_jj-jB2Y


looks like you're having a slow news day Wink
  bramt Deputy Commissioner



bramt
Posted: 26 Dec 2008 22:44
The second Knowing trailer has some shots from the train:




http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=oKx_jj-jB2Y


looks like you're having a slow news day Wink
"RacerMax06"


What else happens on Boxing Day? Slow news, even slower sport...
  Metro Transit Minister for Railways

Location: Error.
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  712M Chief Commissioner



So what will they do with the Hitachi now?


Metro.
"Metro Transit"


Scrap it?
  2025 Station Master

This filem is on TV tonight - Knowing. I was watching it and thought that looks like a Hotachi train! So I did a bit of searching and found this forum!

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