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Just watched "The Majestic" for the first time. There were a lot of good
interior shots of the cars, a few of the train pulling into the station and
a couple of the Fort Bragg depot. A few shots showed the outside of the
California Western cars, which had "C/W" covering the Skunk in the center
of the ca r.

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Comment by James Bradley, Jr. on July 27, 2018 at 1:36am

Dave...your arguments regarding the period accuracy are not 100% correct.  The locomotive that was used in the movie, CWR 65, is an ex Southern Pacific locomotive (3412).  A quick Google search shows that the locomotive was part of a series built in 1956, so it would be period appropriate for the 1950's.

As for the fence, I've seen many photos from the 1950's of cyclone fences with barbed wire on top.

I'll admit that I don't know enough about power poles to defend or deny your claim regarding the color.  I'd be willing to bet that most other people don't, either.

Comment by Dave S. on July 26, 2018 at 5:50am

I will need to see this movie again because I don't remember anything about it except Jim Carrey.

Though set in the 1950's, the above screen grab reveals a couple of problems.  The locomotive is too modern for the period; also, and I see this all the time in period set movies, the power poles and transformers are present-day style.  In the old days, all the pole transformers were painted black, not sky blue.  The fence is definitely not from the 50's either.

Chad and others:  did you like this movie?

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