The dying leader of a European nation has a protégé ready to assume power. What the leader doesn't know is his protégé has plans to crack down on liberty and execute his enemies. Briggs, in addition to his normal IMF operatives, enlists the help of a physician and an Academy Award-winning art director, as part of his plan. Eventually, the IMF runs an elaborate con, including a phony train ride, aimed at causing the protégé to show his true intentions. Written by
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The locomotives used are General Motors GP-40 diesel units; the locos and the cars bear the colors of the Union pacific railroad. See more
Upon arriving at the train yard, Rollin says that the overnight express will be leaving just before dark, at 5:32. Later, when the train actually does depart, the light is clearly that of midday, and subsequent scenes (including those in the projections) remain midday until the train has been moving for quite some time. See more