"Hannibal Brooks" Movie Train (1968)

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Captain Peter on December 9, 2008

Photo: Mr. K. Zwirchmayer, published by the friendly permission of Messrs. Montafonerbahn AG (Schruns)

History: Part of the action of the movie "Hannibal Brooks" (starring: Oliver Reed) which was taken in May 1968, on the track of the "Montafonerbahn Bludenz-Schruns".

A German train with military equipment during WWII was brought to derailment and subsequent plunging into the riverbed of the Ill River by resistance fighters.

The producers of the movie, Messrs. Michael Winner Ltd (London) contracted Montafonerbahn AG for this purpose.

11 cameras were adjusted exactly on the point of derailment at km 6.000) according to the director's request. The track was interrupted there and so-called plunging-rails were laid, camouflaged by grass and bushes.

On May 25th, 1968, shortly after 12:00, the train was ready to go at km 5.300. The steam locomotive took up speed and with 60 km/h (37 mph) the train crashed down into the riverbed - exactly as planned and scheduled.

Captain Peter on December 9, 2008

Read more about this movie and its plot here:


Alan L. on February 22, 2009

Read even more HERE


Captain Peter on June 11, 2013

See the scene from the movie here

Hannibal Brooks

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