60-70s train film
April 30, 2005 5:43 AM   Subscribe

I've been searching for the name of a film I watched several years ago on late night TV. The film takes place on a train. In one scene the two main characters grease the tracks so that the train is forced to slow down, allowing them to climb on board. Near the end, there is a bloody battle, and the train guard's hand is chopped off with an axe. Can anyone help in identifying this film?

Of the title, all I remember is that it was 'The something'. The film was from the 60s or the 70s. I've looked through all the titles beginning with 'The' on imdb, but none of them ring a bell.
posted by Boo! to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
I haven't seen this film, but could it be this one?
posted by selfnoise at 6:42 AM on April 30, 2005

Sounds like Emperor of the North with Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine.
posted by mischief at 6:56 AM on April 30, 2005

Runaway Train is the name you're looking for, I think.
posted by n9 at 10:07 AM on April 30, 2005

Thanks mischief, Emperor of the North was it. I don't know where 'The...' came from though, sorry...

Thanks to selfnoise and n9 for their help!
posted by Boo! at 12:28 PM on April 30, 2005

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