I was looking around online for a train-filming blog to see if I could find anything interesting. Actually I was looking for information about how to get permission to film trains. I am currently waiting to get written permission with SEPTA to film. I wanted to see if anyone else had past issues with police or other officials telling them they can’t film. I mean after 9/11 everything changed and it’s getting harder to film trains because of this reason. In all honesty I didn’t find a thing to help me out in that department. Yep, I looked and found not a single thing. So I guess I am back to waiting on hearing a reply from SEPTA. However, all was not in vain I did find a blog post about train movies. As it turns out Lindsay Korst is a blogger who writes about obscure train movies.
His post about the Japanese movie called “The Bullet Train 1975 ” was very interesting. It gave some great facts about the trains. Like how at one time they were the fastest trains in the world operating at 130 mph. I also found out that the movie Speed was inspired by this film. How you ask?