The M-1 was the classy dining car while the scene was shot from within the other car across the actors playing the part of the disenchanted customers of domestic swill, envious of the party in the passing next car. When the director asked what we call the M-1, we said it was a Budd Car. “Please,” he asked, “could you call it anything else?” One of two college level films was also done about the same time. I’m afraid I have little information about either of them. This one, also done in Whippany and using several of our people as extras, was a story suggested by the Long Island Railroad massacre. This particular project left M-1 in horrible shape. It took months to clean the A “Hollywood blood” out of the car and, in fact, we were still finding some when the floor was torn up for rebuilding a few years ago. Newfoundland Station (owned at that time by member Bill Jentz) became the backdrop for two films, nd many times, we provided the action. I was originally going to mention our latest entry into the media in Shop Talk, but decided this topic was starting to amass some serious content; enough to cover it separately. Over the years, our Society has been part of numerous film shoots for various levels of entertainment, large and small. While being one of the few operators of live steam in this country, steam has not always been the background we provided. Still, it seemed time to share our growing list of screen credits. One of the first projects we were involved in was a Heineken commercial. In Whippany, the M-1 was dressed up as a dining car that pulled up alongside the dining car of a passing train. The fact it was self-propelled made the logistics easier. In Becoming Santa ,the star Jack Sanderson contemplates his upcoming day as Santa on our Polar Express train. #142 seen in Bellows Falls Vermont during the filming of “Cider House Rules” starring Toby Maguire and Michael Caine. 6

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