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Post by tortured skull » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:58 pm

Here is my attempt at a shameless plug :dance:

I play the character known as "clownie" in this film , and I also supplied the "meat wagon" for the film. Release date should be sometime next year

enjoy :twisted: 8-)



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Post by sherbetbizarre » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:15 pm

Thanks for sharing!

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Post by kathyM » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:30 am

Looks interesting!

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Post by tortured skull » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:48 pm

This should be good for thanksgiving :twisted:

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:29 pm

KevinW wrote:
sherbetbizarre wrote:Is this meant to be based on a true story, Kevin?
Yes, it is.

http://kohlin.com/CSX8888/index.htm

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Saw it today - it was pretty good. How accurate was it to the true event, Kevin?

From what I've read it started off the same way...

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Post by KevinW » Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:59 am

sherbetbizarre wrote:
KevinW wrote:
sherbetbizarre wrote:Is this meant to be based on a true story, Kevin?
Yes, it is.

http://kohlin.com/CSX8888/index.htm

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Saw it today - it was pretty good. How accurate was it to the true event, Kevin?

From what I've read it started off the same way...
Well, in the real incident, it was a single locomotive pulling 47 cars, only two of which were the chemical mentioned in the movie. The engineer was pulling the cut of cars forward and saw that a trailing switch (two tracks converging into one) was lined for the other route through it. He realized he wasn't going to be able to stop in time, which means he was going faster than restricted speed (able to stop in one half of your sight distance) for in the yard. He hit the train's air brakes (which was ineffective since the air hoses were not connected between the cars for slow-speed yard switching). He also applied the independent or locomotive brakes, which applied fully. He then went to apply the dynamic brakes on the locomotive (kind of like downshifting on a car, which would have been ineffective at that slow speed anyways. However, when he did that, he made a big mistake. The locomotive involved had an older control stand where to apply the dynamic brake, the throttle is shut down, a lever is moved from "power" to "brake", and then the throttle is opened back up to apply the dynamic brakes. However, he forgot to switch the lever from "power" to "brake". So, when he opened the throttle, he didn't realize that it was powering up to accellerate. He then left the cab while the train was moving and lined the switch. He then went to get back on only to find the train speeding up instead of slowing down. He grabbed the handrails, was drug about 80 feet, and then fell of the train, which then accelerated out of the Toledo yard and headed south towards Columbus.

One thing to point out at this point is that locomotives are equipped with an alerter. Basically, if the engineer doesn't move any of the throttle, brake, or horn levers after 20 seconds, an alarm goes off in the cab. If the reset button is not pressed or any lever moved, the locomotive is shut down. However, since the engineer had applied the independent (locomotive) brake, that overrode the alerter since the system believed that an engineer was at the controls applying the brakes. With the throttle wide open, the locomotive's brake shoes burned off.

Earlier in the day, there had been an Operation Lifesaver trip over the route. It had already arrived in Toledo, but there was still a high police presence around the route the runaway was on due to their catching people violating crossings over the course of that trip. As a result, law enforcement began following the train and closing crossings since when the runaway left the yard, the headlights were not turned on to alert people of the moving train. Also, with nobody in the cab, there was nobody to blow the horn for crossings.

At one or two locations, the runaway was routed into siding to try to get it to derail on the slow-speed swerve over into the sidings. The train kept rolling. At another location, a derail was put on the track to derail the train to stop it. However, derails are usually only used on industrial sidings to keep any cars at industries from rolling out onto a mainline and causing problems. With the runaway doing about 50MPH, it was too fast for the derail and basically bounced right over it.

Further south, a northbound freight had pulled into a siding to clear the mainline for the runaway. The CSX dispatcher had them uncouple their locomotive and wait at the north end of the siding. Once the runaway passed, they could see that the coupler on the rear car was open and that they had an identical locomotive to what was on the runaway. The dispatcher lined the switch for them to pull onto the mainline behind the runaway, put their locomotive into reverse, and chase after it. The conductor was (like in the movie) on the platform of the locomotive, which was pretty dangerous since they were having to break the speed limits to catch up to the runaway, which meant that he would be killed if their locomotive were to jump the tracks. Also, if the runaway were to derail, they might not be able to stop their locomotive in time and collide with the wreck.

Fortunately, that didn't happen. They managed to couple to the runaway and apply the dynamic brakes on their locomotive, slowing the runaway to about 10 MPH. South of Kenton, Ohio, the train approched a crossing which crossed a state highway at a sharp angle, giving a waiting trainmaster a smooth surface to run alongside the runaway's locomotive, climb on board, and shut it down. Further south, there was a pair of locomotives running ahead of the runaway in case the chase locomotive wasn't able to catch and stop it.

So, basically, it was an unlikely bunch of circumstances to cause the runaway. There were no collisions, wrecks, or explosions like in the movie. While the original story was pretty exciting, the movie makers basically ramped it up a bit for the big screen. I did see an interview with the engineer of the chase engine, and he liked the movie.

By the way, for their risking their lives to chase down the runaway, CSX gave the engineer and conductor each a CSX T-shirt and a coupon. Talk about employee appreciation.

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:03 pm

Cheers, Kevin!

I guess that's what happens when you let Earl's brother drive a train ;)

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Post by KevinW » Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:24 pm

sherbetbizarre wrote:Cheers, Kevin!

I guess that's what happens when you let Earl's brother drive a train ;)
LOL. Yeah, what is surprising is that in the real incident, the engineer that started the runaway had been an engineer since the late 1960s (this was in May 2001). How the whole thing started is still amazing as he had to be in the yard for the air hoses not to be connected, speeding, forget to switch from power to brake, apply the locomotive brake to disable the alerter, and then leave the cab to align a switch that he could simply had rolled through without derailing (it would have just damaged the mechanism that aligns the switch points to route trains through the switch). It's also amazing too with how the train was stopped since I've only heard of chase trains in movies (Runaway! in 1973 and Atomic Train in 1999). Plus, trains are normally coupled when one is stopped and the other is going no more than 4 MPH, not when both are doing about 50 MPH. Plus, in order to chase the runaway, the chase crew had to radio the dispatcher each time they came to a red signal and get permission to pass it without stopping or slowing (normally railroad rules state that a train has to stop at a red signal and can only pass it with permission at restricted speed). So, a lot of safety rules were broken that started the runaway, and a lot were broken to catch it and stop it.

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Post by csullivan » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:25 pm

cant wait for this one....its the fockers once again...lol
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810110296/trailer

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:09 am

Yep, putting a Beaver on his arm will revive Mel Gibson's career...

http://www.firstshowing.net/2010/12/03/ ... el-gibson/

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:10 am

So here's The Beaver Recut - adults only for this one!

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:32 am

The most impressive thing about this first look at Kevin Smith's upcoming horror film is that you'd never guess it was a Kevin Smith film
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Post by Brendan72 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:44 pm

Battle: Los Angeles - due in March 2011

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Post by KevinW » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:33 pm

Recently rediscovered this movie.



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