Passenger trains were extremely popular in the Southwestern US during that time, and most interstates and airports weren't very popular, nor were most built during that time either. Harry refuses, but Archie decides to do it anyway with or without his help. First they try to rob a bank with members of their old gang, but all are now either crippled, invalids or dead. [21] From 1981 to 2012, No. GS is abbreviated from "Golden State", a nickname for California (where the locomotive was operated in regular service), or "General Service". Then they hijack an armored truck, only to find it empty except for a roll of quarters. The reason 4449's mainline runs are limited is due to Amtrak's policy against special excursions. [6] Since the equipment was considered obsolete, 4449 was not actively chosen for static display. In the case of BNSF, which is a freight railroad, 4449 was given old historical treatment. It was also the final film to be released from Douglas' Bryna Productions. 4449 was retired from revenue service in 1956 and put into storage. Ultimately, neither Archie nor Harry can fit into this 1980s society. The actual SP 4449 was returned unscathed to the private group that owned it. In 2000, 4449 was repainted black and silver for a Burlington Northern Santa Fe employee appreciation special. The engine has operated in excursion service throughout that area since 1984. 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. Watch Tough Guys. In late 1990 or early 1991, the SP 6 Chime on the fireman's side was stolen off the engine while sitting in the Brooklyn Roundhouse. 1986. In late 1989 or 1990, the 4449's SP&S whistle was set aside for the SP&S 700, and a Northern Pacific Hancock 3 chime was fitted. The final scenes involved the #4449 reaching the "End of … #4460 has the third nickname of "Forgotten Daylight" as it has not been restored and partnered with the #4449. They are told not to have further contact with each other for at least three years. [4] 4449 was semi-retired from service on September 24, 1956, and was kept as an emergency back-up locomotive until it was officially retired on October 2, 1957, and was placed in storage along with several other GS-class engines near Southern Pacific's Bakersfield roundhouse. 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. In 1986 former Southern Pacific steam locomotive 4449 pulled a train to Southern California for the filming of the movie Tough Guys. Directed by Jeff Kanew. 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,[3][5] where it was placed on outdoor public display in Oaks Park. As a result, the locomotive quickly deteriorated. [3], Tough Guys received mixed reviews from critics. 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. Harry, at age 72, is committed to a retirement community; despite his desire to work, he is informed he is past the mandatory retirement age of 70. You must be 13 years of age or older to create a Fandom account and edit here. Later that same year, 4449 would later appear in the 1990 drama film Come See the Paradise. 4449 was removed from display on December 13, 1974, and restored at the Burlington Northern Railroad's Hoyt Street roundhouse in Portland. [9][10] Afterwards, 4449 pulled an Amtrak special, the Amtrak Transcontinental Steam Excursion during 1977. 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. 4449, spruced up, chugs on tour". Deke Yablonski (Charles Durning), the police officer who first arrested Harry and Archie, soon arrives with a full SWAT team. I own none of the content contained in this video. 4449 is maintained by Doyle McCormack, a retired Union Pacific engineer and collector, along with many volunteers. In 1958, the SP donated the locomotive to the City of Portland, Oregon. SP 4449 under steam in Tacoma, Washington in June, 2011. Harry and Archie manage to get away. I’ve always wondered what the average person is thinking when they see something like this. No. Adolph Caesar, who was originally going to star as Leon B. It is all owned by touch stone films and was recorded for audio for an up-comming re-make ;) 4449 plays the role as the "Gold Coast Flyer" in Tough Guys. The movie was "Tough Guys" starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. 1986 Streamers Information Rated: K16, 12, PG, G. Runtime: 1m … Corral” are picked on by a bunch of callow toughs, the toughs are going to regret they started up. Upon the closing of the Brooklyn Roundhouse in June 2012 in order to make the yard larger, the 4449 was moved with its stablemates SP&S 700 and OR&N 197 to the Oregon Rail Heritage Center (ORHC), a new restoration facility and public interpretive center adjacent to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in southeast Portland. This has to be the biggest recreation I've ever made so far. However, Jack Holst, a Southern Pacific employee, looked after 4449 along with two other steam locomotives, SP&S 700 and OR&N 197. Carvey is also known for his roles in the films Tough Guys (1986), Wayne's World (1992) and its sequel Wayne's World 2 (1993). Southern Pacific 4449 also appeared in the 1986 movie Tough Guys as the Gold Coast Flyer. On March 24, 2009, it was announced that 4449 would attend Trainfestival 2009 in Owosso, Michigan from July 23–26 with an all-day excursion planned on the 23rd and 24th and a photo run-by planned for each trip. Audio is from the movie, Tough Guys 1986. 4449 resided at Union Pacific's (formerly Southern Pacific) Brooklyn roundhouse in Portland along with several other historic steam and diesel locomotives. 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. Archie then takes Richie back to the coaches and uncouples the train, advising Richie to tell the police that he was kidnapped. 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. The locomotive Southern Pacific 4449 played the Gold Coast Flyer. In the Spring of 1986, the #4449 made a special trip to Southern California to film on Kaiser Steel's Eagle Mountain Railroad, east of Indio, CA. 4449 had a notable moment in 1989 when it and another famed 4-8-4 Union Pacific 844 made a side-by-side entrance into Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal in 1989 for the station's 50th anniversary celebrations. [11] Prior to this trip, an SP 6 chime was mounted on the fireman's side, and would remain on the locomotive throughout most trips in the 1980s. Foyston, John (October 20, 2004). [13] 4449 had a notable moment in 1989 when it and another famed 4-8-4 Union Pacific 844 made a side-by-side entrance into Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal in 1989 for the station's 50th anniversary celebrations. Following a two-year hiatus needed to accommodate the locomotive's mandatory 15-year inspection and overhaul, SP 4449 returned to service on November 25, 2015. Used SP 4449 on the Eagle Mountain RR, in the Coachella Valley (Riverside County desert). [18] From 2016 to 2019, SP 4449 pulled several excursion trains during each year. 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 1977 Bing Crosby recording of Duke Ellington's "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" is featured. In the screenplay, the 4449 was hijacked, and then crashed through the Mexican border in the movie; however, a wooden and fabric full-size scale model was used to depict the crash. 4449 would later go on to pull several Southern Pacific - Rio Grande joint excursions, including "The Spirit of the West." SP 4449 has been paired-up with other … The SP GS-4 steam locomotives were used on SP passenger and freight trains between 1941 and 1958. 1981 BMW 320i . No. 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. 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. [16] In the fall of 2004, 4449 returned to the classic Daylight paint scheme, this time in its "as delivered" appearance. The locomotive returned to operation on April 21, 1975, wearing a special paint scheme of red, white, and blue. 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. En route to the filming of "Tough Guys" with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas, the 4449 runs along the Coast Line near Capitan. The locomotive is a streamlined 4-8-4 "Northern" type steam locomotive built by the Lima Locomotive Works in May 1941. Richie, disguised as a SWAT officer, boards the train and starts it moving again. Ends: Saturday, November 2 | 12:00 PM Pacific. The 7,477-mile (12,033 km) round trip was the longest steam train excursion in the history of the United States.[12]. A tough guy till the end, Archie kicks the lead officer in the groin. The historic 2,500-mile move from Portland to Owosso was arranged by the Friends of the 4449, Amtrak, Steam Railroading Institute of Owosso, and the Friends of the 261. Event: Desert Center Estate Auction. [ Reply To This Message ] Date: 03/29/05 14:27 Re: "Tough Guys" #4449 Taylor Yard - 1986 Author: espeeboy. In 1986, 4449 went to Hollywood to appear in Tough Guys, and pulled business trains for the Southern Pacific. Kanew directed Gotcha! After the arrival of newer GS-4s and GS-5s, 4449 was assigned to Golden State Route and Sunset Route passenger trains. 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible. On May 18 and May 19, 2007, the engine made another appearance with UP 844 in the Pacific Northwest for the "Puget Sound Excursion", on BNSF Railway tracks from Tacoma to Everett, Washington, round-trip. 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. 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. Date of photo approximate. 4449 was the last engine manufactured in Southern Pacific's first order of GS-4 (Golden State/General Service) locomotives. It is all owned by touch stone films and was recorded for audio for an up-comming re-make ;) 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. "Third Locomotive in Oaks Collection". 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". The locomotive engineer is played by Doyle L. McCormack, the man most responsible for the actual restoration of SP 4449. [19] In late 2019, the locomotive was scheduled to haul the annual 40 minute round trip "Holiday Express" fundraisers through Portland's Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge along the Willamette River during November and December of that year.[20]. Message: 500 characters remaining. Archie stops the Flyer just as it's leaving the railroad yard and is soon joined by Harry. 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The local school children from Eagle Mountain School took a field trip in early 1986 to see and tour the train on location along the Eagle Mountain Railroad south of Interstate 10. 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. "Old No. The crash mockup for the 4449 end-of-track scene in the movie Tough Guys. Archie, still allowed to work at age 67, takes a job first at an ice cream parlor and later a restaurant.