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Re: R-42 Farewell Trip

Posted by Steve B-8AVEXP on Fri Feb 14 20:58:58 2020, in response to Re: R-42 Farewell Trip, posted by TransitChuckG on Fri Feb 14 14:11:50 2020.

The Canadian version of Pelham was terrible. The acting was wooden, with the players going through the motions. About the only redeeming factor was the rigging of the car (or, in this case, cars because the TTC cars used operated in married pairs) for the getaway. It was very faithful to the novel. In case you haven't read it, a heavy iron mold was cast in the shape of the controller and fit over it. There were three pieces of pipe of different lengths that angled out toward the side of the car, two of which pulled away once the controller was moved to series (mot multiple). The catch was, the front cab window had to be broken out in order to fit all the pieces together. The TA most likely refused to allow a window on a revenue active car to be busted out while in the case of the remake, the TTC cars that were used in the film were about to be scrapped, so chances are the TTC didn't care if a window was busted out.


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