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Old 11-10-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna.
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My interests are quite varied and eclectic, but my Number One Passion has always been ferroequineology -- in other words, I'm a railroad buff.

Back in the mod-Fifties, probably as a response to The Harder they Fall, there was a film about the rise and fall of a young Latino fighter, In one scene, he's setting up a garden-hose shower in his backyard, and gets a whistle and a friendly wave from the crew a passing freight, headed up by one of the Southern Pacific's unique "cab-forward" oil-fired steam locomotives, which most likely last ran in the winter of 1956-57.

I've had a post on this question at the railroad.net forums for a couple of years, but no takers. Thanks!
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Houston, texas
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I have not seen the movie in years, but I seem to recall a movie made in the fifties called The Ring that may have had a scene with an Iron Horse in it though I'm not sure. I remember it was a pretty good film with Rita Moreno. The film is basically a look at the institutionalized bigotry.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:04 PM
 
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Here's a list to get you started: IMDb: If you like Boxing Movies here you go !!! - a list by MoviesGalore44

This site is the best for researching movies and shows.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna.
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Thanks for the help: I'm pretty sure this is the film in question, particularly because I seem to recall a scene in a restaurant where the would-be patrons were dismiseed as "you pachucos"; the iron horse in question would have been much more likely to have been encountered in service in 1952, and the paralells to The Harder they Fall, which came out several years later, were likely what set us on the wrong trail.

As an aside, I know some people who are so deeply into steam locomotives that they could tell you whether the exhaust from the one in the film (which had four cylinders rather than the usual two) was what actually appeared on the sound track.
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