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Train Master (2008)

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62 year old Jeremiah Wilson is truly the Train Master of Willamette Western Railroad. He lives, breaths, and eats railroad. When Brett Banner, 32 year old heir to New York Eastern talks his... See full summary »

Director:

Phil Bransom

Writers:

Douglas Bransom (story), Phil Bransom | 3 more credits »
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Ashley Hall Jon Ashley Hall ... Brett Banner (as Jonathan Hall)
Michael Biesanz Michael Biesanz ... Jeremiah Wilson
Mercedes Rose ... Jennifer Wilson-Ward
Elijah Nelson ... Thomas Wilson-Ward
Ia Gilbert Ia Gilbert ... Sarah Wilson-Ward
Daniel Nelson ... Justin Banner
Noah Smith Noah Smith ... Douglas Snyder
Bryce Walters Bryce Walters ... Sammy Jones
Bruce Chesse ... Grandy McGrady
Robert Zorn Robert Zorn ... Bronson Banner
Galen Finn Galen Finn ... Gus the Lineman
Don Bellairs Don Bellairs ... Freddie the Lineman
Nathan Will Nathan Will ... Schmidt the Bridgeturner
John Rowe John Rowe ... Control Operator
Penny Shaw ... School Teacher
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Storyline

62 year old Jeremiah Wilson is truly the Train Master of Willamette Western Railroad. He lives, breaths, and eats railroad. When Brett Banner, 32 year old heir to New York Eastern talks his dad into purchasing Willamette Western, there is immediately a clash between himself and Jeremiah. Jeremiah is fired by Brett two years from retirement and turns into a angry, depressed grandfather. When Brett's nine year old son Justin realizes Jeremiah's grandson Thomas can drive a locomotive, he kidnaps and holds Thomas' favorite dinosaur ransom. Justin, Thomas and 3 other children board an old engine in for repairs and accidentally turns it into runaway engine causing a chain reaction of events. Written by Phil Bransom

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Taglines:

Five Kids, A Runaway Train, Can they stop it? See more »

Genres:

Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Approaching Signal 79 See more »

Filming Locations:

Forest Grove, Oregon, USA See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Phil Bransom Productions See more »
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Color
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The movie was inspired by the life of Douglas Bransom and his love of trains and dinosaurs. Douglas was 7 when he was hit and killed by a frontover accident by a neighbor's SUV. The storyline of the runaway engine became a frequent conversation between father and son. See more »

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Followed by Thomas & the Trainmaster (2013) See more »

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