Commuter Rail in the Movies

listing of movies featuring NY Tri-State commuter railroads


"Falling in Love" (1984), Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro. M-1As and ACMUs at Ardsley-on-Hudson, Grand Central, interior shots.

"Wall Street" (1987), Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen. M-1A/3A in opening credits on the Harlem Division, railfan window view.

"The Cowboy Way" (1994). M-1As on Park Avenue viaduct.

"The Ice Storm" (1997), Kevin Kline. Set in 1973, M-2s on New Canaan branch (Penn Central markings), Grand Central tracks 39/40 featured, M-2 interiors, New Canaan station.

"US Marshals" (1998), Tommy Lee Jones. Genesis P32 at 125th Street in Harlem, character jumps onto northbound Poughkeepsie diesel train from nearby building in stunt sequence.

"Unfaithful" (2002), Diane Lane. M-1A/3As on Hudson Divison, Grand Central

"The Station Agent" (2003). West-of-Hudson GP40FH-2s 4184, 4186 at Hoboken.

"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004), Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet. M-2s on the New Haven division standing in for LIRR.

"Madagascar" (2005). Grand Central Terminal featured.

"The War of the Worlds (2005), Tom Cruise. P32 on Hudson Line speeds through crossing in flames


"Married to the Mob" (1988). M-1s at Cedarhurst, Flatbush Avenue viaduct.

"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004), Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet. Montauk station.

"Little Children" (2006), Kate Winslet. M-7s at Little Neck

NJ Transit

"Once Upon a Time in America" (1984). Hoboken Terminal shots.

"City Hall" (1996), Al Pacino, John Cusack. GP40PH-2B 4206 at Mountain View/Wayne on Boonton Line

"Chasing Amy" (1997). Red Bank station

"Coyote Ugly" (2000). ALP44 at South Amboy.

"The Station Agent" (2003). GP40FH-2s 4136, 4138, Metro-North 4184, 4186 and Arrow III 1330 at Hoboken, Hoboken Terminal exteriors, Comet IV 5028 at Dover.

"Guess Who" (2005). Raritan Valley Line, Cranford.

Music Videos

"Time After Time", Cyndi Lauper (1984). Morristown station, interior and halls.

"One Step Up", Bruce Springsteen (1988). Comet IIs and CNJ GP40P at grade crossing (Coast Line?)

"Downtown Train", Rod Stewart (1990). Hoboken terminal platforms, rebuilt Comet Is, Arrow IIs, Arrow II 1263 at end.

"Change the World", Eric Clapton (1996). Hoboken Terminal interior, main hall. Comet IIB 5768 and Arrow IIIs.

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