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Atomic Train 

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A train filled with atomic devices threatens to destroy the city of Denver. John Serger (an NTSB agent) has to prevent this from happening
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Rob Lowe ...  John Seger 2 episodes, 1999
Kristin Davis ...  Megan Seger 2 episodes, 1999
Esai Morales ...  Noris MacKenzie 2 episodes, 1999
John Finn ...  Wally Phister 2 episodes, 1999
Mena Suvari ...  Grace Seger 2 episodes, 1999
Erik King ...  Beau Randall 2 episodes, 1999
Blu Mankuma ...  Reuben Castillo 2 episodes, 1999
Don S. Davis ...  General Harlan Ford 2 episodes, 1999
Sean Smith Sean Smith ...  Chance MacKenzie 2 episodes, 1999
Eric Johnson ...  Danny 2 episodes, 1999
Jane Perry ...  Kelly Marx 2 episodes, 1999
Chris Ellis ...  Ed Brown 2 episodes, 1999
Zack Ward ...  Stan Atkins 2 episodes, 1999
Yanna McIntosh Yanna McIntosh ...  Christina Roselli 2 episodes, 1999
Edward Herrmann ...  The President 2 episodes, 1999
Karen Holness ...  Jane Randall 2 episodes, 1999
Eric Keenleyside ...  Tucker Ames 2 episodes, 1999
Anthony Harrison Anthony Harrison ...  Al Discus 2 episodes, 1999
Colin Lawrence ...  Steve Monroe 2 episodes, 1999
Stephen Dimopoulos ...  Ray 2 episodes, 1999
Norman Armour Norman Armour ...  Savella 2 episodes, 1999
Michael Tomlinson ...  Tom Levy 2 episodes, 1999
Henri Lubatti ...  Henry Bradshaw 2 episodes, 1999
Rebecca Toolan ...  The Presidential Aide 2 episodes, 1999
Laurie Murdoch ...  Chuck Greene 2 episodes, 1999
William S. Taylor ...  Jim 2 episodes, 1999
Michael Puttonen ...  Larry 2 episodes, 1999
Michelle Skalnik Michelle Skalnik ...  Miss Paxton 2 episodes, 1999
David Fredericks ...  The Bus Driver 2 episodes, 1999
Garvin Cross ...  Eldon Jones 2 episodes, 1999
Steve Wright Steve Wright ...  Heli Pilot 2 episodes, 1999
Rick Ravanello ...  Police Pilot 2 episodes, 1999
Daryl Shuttleworth ...  Desk Sergeant 2 episodes, 1999
Sean Campbell ...  Desperate Man 2 episodes, 1999
Anna Hagan ...  The Mayor of Denver 2 episodes, 1999
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Brad Loree ...  NEST Man #1 2 episodes, 1999
Tom McBeath ...  Hank 2 episodes, 1999
Aaron Pearl ...  Fireman Driver 2 episodes, 1999
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Kevin Conway ...  The Yuppie Driver 2 episodes, 1999
Ty Olsson ...  Cameraman 2 episodes, 1999
Rob Freeman ...  Fire Lieutenant 2 episodes, 1999
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Peter LaCroix ...  Horse Trailer Driver 2 episodes, 1999
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Storyline

A waste disposal company has a Russian nuclear bomb to transport, and an employee decides to save money by concealing it on a freight train. The train, also loaded with hazardous and flammable chemicals, suffers a brake failure and becomes a runaway heading for Denver. A wreck would be bad enough, but much, much worse if the bomb goes off. A heroic NTSB investigator boards the train; he and the railwaymen try various ways to stop the train, but nothing works. Meanwhile Denver residents are struggling to collect their families and then leave town, despite rioters and gridlock. Will the train have to be derailed to stop it? If it does derail, will the bomb explode, and if it does, what then? Written by Anonymous

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The Final Stop Is Deadly.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disaster-related violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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USA | Canada

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English

Release Date:

16 May 1999 (USA) See more »

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Atomic Train See more »

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| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The locomotives pulling the runaway train are MLW/ALCO M420s. See more »

Goofs

For no reason the crew placing the derail has no radio, requiring a helicopter to visit them when they have to be given instruction. There is no need to use a derail to derail the train anyway, as it could just be sent into a siding. See more »

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Referenced in Mad: RiOa/Thomas the Unstoppable Tank Engine (2011) See more »

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Complete Stupidity
24 January 2001 | by shostetlerSee all my reviews

Working for a railroad in train operations as an engineer, I know how trains work. Several things are wrong with this movie and personally it surpasses what I know as being just plain stupid to reach a new plateau of stupidity and retardation of normal people which I've never known before. For example:

a - when a brake pipe hose between two cars breaks its connection, the rapid drop in break pipe pressure will cause a train to immediately go into emergency and stop. (in the movie they were trying to put it back together to try to stop the train)

b - when a train has electrical problems, such as even a weak battery, safety systems will cause an emergency application of the brakes. This did not happen in the movie.

c - I have never in all my railroading days seen a boxcar with railings on the side and extruding steel for a footwalk to gain access to the door.

d - when the train was creeping at walking speed at the top of the mountain, the people could have EASILY walked to the cars and tied hand brakes stopping the train. Even if all the hand brakes failed (which is an impossibility due to required initial terminal testing on the trains brakes before departure from a yard) a large limb from a nearby tree could have been used to stop the train. *I've done it while working in the yards using a 2x4*

e - when the engine was attached to the rear end and trying to pull the train to a stop, use of dynamic brakes couldn't create so much "strain" as to break a knuckle (the coupling mechanism in a coupler) as depicted in the movie. The knuckle part of a coupler is solid steel, and given the circumstances would be EXTREMELY difficult to break.

f - the crew on the caboose had control of the emergency brake valve on the caboose, and could have placed the train into emergency from the rear.


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