Thriller rail run

VGR Young Volunteers coordinator Fletch Cole with the retro diesel loco that will be hauling the movie car for next month's screening of rail-focused thriller, Unstoppable. Photo: Eve Lamb

Eve Lamb
A thrilling ride is to be pretty much guaranteed when the Victorian Goldfields Railway runs it’s evening movie train next month.
In a debut departure from its long running popular movie offering – Murder on The Orient Express – the tourist railway is preparing to also stage screen thriller Unstoppable on Saturday August 14.
Loosely based on a true story, Unstoppable is a heart pumping, nail biting action film that forces audiences to the edge of their seats as a veteran driver (Denzel Washington) and a rookie conductor (Chris Pine) race to stop a half mile long freight train barreling uncontrollably towards the City of Stanton loaded with some wagons filled with a highly toxic flammable material.
In keeping with the theme, the vintage VGR movie carriage will be hauled by the VGR’s own diesel locomotive for the screening which is an initiative of the tourist railway’s young volunteer group.
VGR young volunteers coordinator Fletch Cole says the upcoming movie run is already half booked out.
“We thought we want to try and get more young people interested in our movie screenings as well so we came up with Unstoppable which is train related,” Fletch says.
He says the evening screening set for August 14 will be a bit of a trial run. get the full story in today’s Mail…

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.