This weekend’s MTV Movie Awards got us thinking about great movie moments on trains (we literally love train stuff). We asked our team at Trainline Towers to give us their favourite train movie moments. All aboard!

8. Stand by Me (1986)


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The classic coming of age story about a group of friends that make a gruesome discovery. The moment they boys are chased by an oncoming train always makes us jump.


7. Brief Encounter (1945)


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No line-up would be complete without a classic from the golden age of cinema. Brief encounter is a classic love story filmed at Carnforth station, Lancashire. Can you really find love on the platform? We’ll have to start hanging around Euston a bit more…

6. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)


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Robert Downey Jr, dressed as a lady, on a train. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows lands in our line-up at number 6. This movie teaches us many things. One of those things is not to throw your friend’s fiancé off a moving train into a river, because she will be super annoyed about it. 

5. Spiderman 2 (2004)


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Okay, there seems to be a new Spiderman movie coming out every week these days, but our favourite has to be this one. The scene where Spidey saves a load of commuters on a train is a classic (plus he came third in the World Gurning Championships that year).

4. The Polar Express (2004)


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We don’t currently sell Polar Express tickets, and we haven’t had a reply to any of our letters to the North Pole… We still love this story of a boy who rides all the way to the North Pole to meet Santa. Essential festive viewing for all the family! 


3. Strangers on a Train (1951)


Screen Shot 2015-04-10 at 14.12.37 It’s another classic at number 3! A psychotic socialite, a pro tennis star, and murder all combine on the train in this Alfred Hitchcock thriller.


2. Skyfall (2012)


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“No Mister Bond, I expect you to book in advance”. Daniel Craig’s fight on top of a train in Skyfall is our second train favourite moment. Don’t try this yourself, we doubt it would look as cool on the 12:32 from Tring.


1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)


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It’s official, we love Potter! Coming in at number 1 are the Dementors on the Hogwarts Express. We’re also big fans of the lady who runs the tea trolley. Chocolate Frog, anyone?


Contributors: Chris Lomas, Robert Davies

5 thoughts on “8 Top Train Movie Moments

  1. Great Post ! I have read your other posts which are really informative for train related movie. Thanks for nice information.

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