Tired of trying to adjust, Harry and Archie go back to their old ways. One of 4449's career highlights occurred on October 17, 1954, when 4449 and sister 4447 pulled a special 10-car train for the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society from Los Angeles to Owenyo, California, and return. 4449 returned to Railfair in … 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible. In December 2010, 4449's whistle, greatly worn from years of use with only one Chime working properly, was replaced with an authentic Hancock 3-chime that had been used on a long-lost sister locomotive. Lot number: 95. 1986 Streamers Information Rated: K16, 12, PG, G. Runtime: 1m … The movie was "Tough Guys" starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. With Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charles Durning, Alexis Smith. Holst kept the engines' bearings and rods oiled in case they were ever to move again. It is all owned by touch stone films and was recorded for audio for an up-comming re-make ;) SP 4449 pulling the American Freedom Train in Georgia in 1976. They decide to take the train to Mexico, but find, unfortunately, the tracks end a few feet from the border. Tough Guys, Movie, 1986 . When the media mock them for their blunder and mistake them for younger men in masks, Archie decides to hijack the Gold Coast Flyer again as it makes its final southbound run. , Walter Goodman of The New York Times gave the film a positive review, saying, “We know that when the he-men of “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” are picked on by a bunch of callow toughs, the toughs are going to regret they started up. However, Jack Holst, a Southern Pacific employee, looked after 4449 along with two other steam locomotives, SP&S 700 and OR&N 197. Only one other true Southern Pacific GS-class steam engine survives, Southern Pacific 4460, a GS-6, which is on static display at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Missouri. The City then put the locomotive on static display in Oaks Amusement Park, where it remained until 1974. In 1983, a poll of Trains magazine readers selected 4449 as being the most popular locomotive in the nation.. 4449 had another famous moment in 1989 when 4449 and Union Pacific 844 (another famous 4-8-4 steam engine) made a side-by-side entrance into the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal in 1989 for the station's 50th anniversary celebrations. Alright, here's another recreation from something. Archie's young female restaurant manager treats him badly, while Harry is denied proper food by a nasty retirement home orderly and receives much worse treatment from the home's even nastier female manager. A portion of the Eagle Mountain Railroad was used in the filming of the movie. You look at Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster, and you remember years and years of moviegoing, Tough Guys might have been better if Douglas and Lancaster had played characters who were a little more fallible, humble and realistic". I own none of the content contained in this video. The crash mockup for the 4449 end-of-track scene in the movie Tough Guys. 4449 resided at Union Pacific's (formerly Southern Pacific) Brooklyn roundhouse in Portland along with several other historic steam and diesel locomotives. Harry Doyle (Lancaster) and Archie Long (Douglas) are gangsters who have served a 30-year prison sentence for hijacking a Southern Pacific train called The Gold Coast Flyer, ready to collect Social Security. No. 4449 was retired from revenue service in 1956 and put into storage. The locomotive was built by Lima Locomotive Works in Lima, Ohio for the SP in May 1941; it received the red-and-orange "Daylight" paint scheme for the passenger trains of the same name which it hauled for most of its service career. As part of the American Freedom Train, the locomotive pulled a display train through most of the contiguous United States. You must be 13 years of age or older to create a Fandom account and edit here. Date of photo approximate. "southern pacific 4449" movie prop from the 1986 film 'tough guys' desert center, ca Disney produced a film starring Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster along with SP 4449, so the locomotive took part of filming activities in Los Angeles and outlying areas. Richie, disguised as a SWAT officer, boards the train and starts it moving again. In 1958, when most of the GS class engines had already been scrapped, a then black-and-silver painted 4449 was removed from storage and donated on April 24, 1958, to the City of Portland, Oregon, where it was placed on outdoor public display in Oaks Park.  It was built during World War II, but was never painted the famous Daylight paint scheme. The engine has operated in excursion service throughout that area since 1984. Later that same year, 4449 would later appear in the 1990 drama film Come See the Paradise. First they try to rob a bank with members of their old gang, but all are now either crippled, invalids or dead. 4449 would later go on to pull several Southern Pacific - Rio Grande joint excursions, including "The Spirit of the West." , Tough Guys received mixed reviews from critics. Harry throws Leon from the cab, at which the hitman vows to get them even if it takes another 30 years. Used SP 4449 on the Eagle Mountain RR, in the Coachella Valley (Riverside County desert). As of 2020, the locomotive is most commonly pulled out for the Holiday Express in late November and December, as well as the occasional mainline excursion. They are told not to have further contact with each other for at least three years.  On this trip, 4449 carried a member's Star Brass 5 Chime whistle off a CB&Q M-4 class Locomotive on the fireman's side. No. On Rotten Tomatoes it has an approval rating of 57% based on 14 reviews. As a result, the locomotive quickly deteriorated. The two old tough guys stop a bank robbery by taking down the two young armed gunmen, one of whom faints when un-armed Harry and Archie turn the tables on them. Lancaster and Douglas had already made several films together, including I Walk Alone (1948), Gunfight at the O.K. She gets Archie to adopt faddish clothes and meet him at a trendy disco the 'Chainsaw' where they gyrate to new wave music, and then start a steamy affair which ageing Archie can't sustain. The train left its home at Brooklyn Roundhouse on July 2 and left the city of Portland the following day on July 3. She attended the next year's NRHS Convention in San Jose with No. A dummy of 4449 appeared in some of the scenes of the film. No. Ends: Saturday, November 2 | 12:00 PM Pacific. In 1974, 4449 was evaluated for restoration after becoming a candidate to pull the American Freedom Train, as its size, power and streamlining made it a good fit for that Bicentennial train. Harry reconnects with an old flame named Belle (Alexis Smith), and they sweetly reminisce about old times.  Afterwards, 4449 pulled an Amtrak special, the Amtrak Transcontinental Steam Excursion during 1977. No. Message: 500 characters remaining. , Then-U.S. President Ronald Reagan viewed this film at Camp David in September 1986.. Feel free to visit our Forum for wiki and train related chat!. It was traditional for Southern Pacific to paint freight locomotives in black, and 4449 and other GS locomotives received this treatment when the diesels took over their passenger assignments. The 4449 was freshened up in sparkling red, white, and blue duds, pulling 10 displays with gusto around much of the continental U.S. from 1975-76.  The Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation, a partnership of non-profit organizations that owned or maintained historic rolling stock at the roundhouse, began a campaign in late 2009 to construct a permanent, publicly accessible engine house for the City of Portland's steam locomotives. No. SP 4449 (Southern Pacific 4449) appeared in the 1986 movie Tough Guys as the Gold Coast Flyer. Tough Guys was their final collaboration. Pictures provided by: Ralph, edsel.com, police car fan. In the late 1980s, 4449 went to Hollywood to appear in a couple movies including "Tough Guys", and pulled business trains for the Southern Pacific. Upon completion of filming sequences inside Taylor Yard for the movie "Tough Guys",Southern Pacific #4449 awaits departure time to head east out to Eagle Mountain RR in 1986. On April 26, 1991, No. Both are in for a shock at how much the world has changed from 1956 to 1986: clothing, sexual lifestyles (their old bar is now an openly gay-men's club, women are more assertive), the advance of technology, and lack of respect from the younger generation. Southern Pacific No. Archie stops the Flyer just as it's leaving the railroad yard and is soon joined by Harry. 4449 was reassigned to the Coast Division in the early 1950s. En route to the filming of "Tough Guys" with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas, the 4449 runs along the Coast Line near Capitan. The San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum wants to know what car names and numbers were pulled by the 4449 to the filming locations in California. In 1981, SP 4449 was returned to its original "Daylight" colors for Railfair '81 and the opening of the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, California with UP 8444 and UP 3985. The final scenes involved the #4449 reaching the "End of … As of November 2, 2019, the full size replica prop, which was used at the end of the film, was sold at an Auction to a student at Desert Center, California. I own none of the content contained in this video. Douglas was always second-billed under Lancaster but, with the exception of I Walk Alone, in which Douglas played a villain, their roles were more or less of equal importance. 4449 is being followed by a helicopter. sweet! The actual SP 4449 was returned unscathed to the private group that owned it. The Milwaukee Road 261 organization loaned some of their first-class passenger cars, including the former Milwaukee Road Super Dome #53 and the Cedar Rapids Skytop Lounge for the 4449 and for the other excursion trains at the festival. 4449, spruced up, chugs on tour".  It appeared in the summer of 2005 with the then-extant Montana Rockies Rail Tours company pulling (with a diesel helper behind it) two summer excursion trips between Sandpoint, Idaho, and Billings, Montana, including stops at the Livingston Depot. Corral (1957), The Devil's Disciple (1959), and Seven Days in May (1964), becoming something of a team in the public's eye. The locomotive was then restored to operation for use in the American Freedom Train, which toured the 48 contiguous United States as part of the nation's 1976 Bicentennial celebration. In 1986 former Southern Pacific steam locomotive 4449 pulled a train to Southern California for the filming of the movie Tough Guys. It was also used to pull the American Freedom Train exhibit during the Bicentennial, now based in Portland, Oregon. In 1984, 4449 pulled an all-Daylight-painted train from Portland to New Orleans, Louisiana and back, to publicize the World's Fair with UP 8444 there too. Southern Pacific 4449, also known as the "Daylight", is the only surviving example of Southern Pacific Railroad's "GS-4" class of 4-8-4 "Northern" type steam locomotives and one of only two GS-class locomotives surviving, the other being GS-6 4460 at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Missouri. Tough Guys is a 1986 American action comedy film directed by Jeff Kanew and starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Eli Wallach, Charles Durning, Dana Carvey and Darlanne Fluegel.  On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 54 out of 100, based on eleven critics, indicating "Mixed or average reviews". Locomotive Wiki was started on the 3 rd of April 2011 and we are currently editing 2,445 articles. The SP GS-4 steam locomotives were used on SP passenger and freight trains between 1941 and 1958. SP 4449 stopping in Georgia in 1976 while pulling the American Freedom Train . Then they hijack an armored truck, only to find it empty except for a roll of quarters. Archie, still allowed to work at age 67, takes a job first at an ice cream parlor and later a restaurant. 1986. 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In 1986, 4449 went to Hollywood to appear in Tough Guys, and pulled business trains for the Southern Pacific. Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Southern Pacific Co. No. The locomotive was prominently featured in the 1986 movie “Tough Guys” and also appeared in the 1990 film “Come See The Paradise.” Martin Hansen, an attorney and crew member for the 4449 group, says this new film project has been in the works for nearly three years. It was also the final film to be released from Douglas' Bryna Productions. (April 25, 1958). 4449 was removed from display on December 13, 1974, and restored at the Burlington Northern Railroad's Hoyt Street roundhouse in Portland. After nearly two years on the road, 4449 was returned to storage in Portland, this time under protective cover and not exposed to the elements..  From 2016 to 2019, SP 4449 pulled several excursion trains during each year. SP 4449 under steam in Tacoma, Washington in June, 2011. , During its time on display, 4449 was repeatedly vandalized and had many of its external parts stolen, including its builder's plates and whistle. This week’s run marks the first time No. "Third Locomotive in Oaks Collection". (1985) and Tough Guys (1986), the final film pairing actors Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster, having initially directed Douglas in 1983's Eddie Macon's Run. The locomotive is a streamlined 4-8-4 "Northern" type steam locomotive built by the Lima Locomotive Works in May 1941. At Richie's office, they are informed of the conditions of their parole. This is actually something I can rememebr! No soundtrack album was released, and frontman Anthony Kiedis was quoted as saying they recorded it solely for the movie and had no intention of releasing it themselves. Two elderly gangsters are released from prison only to find they have trouble fitting in as old men who still take no guff from anyone. #4460 has the third nickname of "Forgotten Daylight" as it has not been restored and partnered with the #4449. 4449 returned to Railfair '91 in Sacramento, again with UP 844 and UP 3985 and the newly restored Southern Pacific 2472. SP 4449 has been paired-up with other … In late 1955, after being one of the last few Daylight steam engines in Daylight livery, 4449 was painted black and silver and its side skirting (a streamlining feature of the Daylight steam engines) was removed due to dieselization of the Coast Daylight in January of that year. 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