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 Post subject: Beatles Video - Mystery Small Industrial Locomotive
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:33 am 
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I just bought a VHS copy of the Beatles movie "Help" and during the "Ticket To Ride" video sgement appears a small, green industrial locomotive. Being a Whitcomb locomotive researcher I was wondering if anyone can tell me where this was filmed and if that locomotive was a Whitcomb by any chance?

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xpris4 ... ster_music

The unit appears about the 2:20 mark and lasts about 10 seconds.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:47 am 

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The snow scene's were filmed in Austria

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 Post subject: Re: Beatles Video - Mystery Small Industrial Locomotive
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:11 am 
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A Google search turns up Austrian Alps but nothing on the engine:

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A Google search of narrow gage locomotive Austrian Alps didn't help me.

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 Post subject: Re: Beatles Video - Mystery Small Industrial Locomotive
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:16 am 

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Confirmed, Austrian Alps; locomotive is likely of European manufacture, but beyond that, I can't say much.

A photo of what appears to be a very similar locomotive is in the link below:

http://www.eurotrib.com/story/2006/2/27/122011/817

A lot of those small units looked very similar, from all sorts of builders around the world.

http://arts.gov.au/movable/account/case ... colm-moore

Shades of a GE 45-tonner:

http://vnrailway.blogspot.com/2010/08/v ... tives.html

Source of the above image:

http://vnrailway.blogspot.com/2010/08/v ... tives.html

More industrial power, this from a page on sugar roads in Fiji; the caption claims this to be a Baldwin:

http://www.fsc.com.fj/pic/HISTORY/image005.jpg

Cane wagon:

http://www.fsc.com.fj/pic/HISTORY/image009.jpg

Source for the above images:

http://www.fsc.com.fj/history_of_sugar_in_fiji.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Beatles Video - Mystery Small Industrial Locomotive
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:59 pm 

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I was reading something about the Beatles and the movie "Help!" last night and I remembered this inquiry. This should help: The railway is located in Obertauern, Austria. More info can be found on the Narrow Gauge Railroad Discussion Forum. http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,275581,275683#msg-275683

Tim Davis
Detroit, MI


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