8 comments on “Shut down our railroad? I think Not! – MoPac in “End of the Line” (1987)

  1. Pingback: Racism is not funny…..The MoPac and the GM&O in 1967′s “In the Heat of the Night” « The CineTrains Project – Trains in the Cinema and TV

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  3. Actually there were at least TWO locomotives numbered 2377 that starred in “End of The Line”. Aside from the one you mention there was a mid-phase GP38-2 with corrugated radiator screens, angled front anticlimber, a plow on the rear pilot. Notable scenes that feature this second unit are when they first board the locomotive (still pic above) and when they stop and de-train in search of a hotel in Flat River, Missouri. Watch the movie again really closely….

  4. Some sad news regarding Levon Helm, who played Leo:
    “Dear Friends,
    Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey.

    Thank you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration… he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage…

    We appreciate all the love and support and concern.
    From his daughter Amy, and wife Sandy”


  5. SSW #819 is the steam engine that appears in the 1946 flashback at the beginning of the film.

  6. I hope union Pacific preserves this engine and has it painted in the livery as seen in end of the line when it’s retired

  7. I’m tempted to ask have you thought of writing to the Union Pacific asking them had to give that specific locomotive to a museum in full Missouri Pacific paint because that would be very awesome

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