PG | | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 1933, during the Depression, Shack the brutal conductor of the number 19 train has a personal vendetta against the best train hopping hobo tramp in the Northwest, A No. 1.
In 2016, Engine #19, used in Emperor of the North, was sold to the Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugarcreek, Ohio, where it now resides.
Don't worry, Shack. We'll keep a place for you in the jungle. Six feet down.
When A#1 is attempting to stall Shack's train as it is trying to beat the mail train to the junction, his shoulder is badly injured by Shack's chain and scalding steam from the engine, after which he puts grease on his severe burn. When we see him without sleeves after Cigaret steals the clothes from the church group, his arms are burn-free.
The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC for a 'AA' (15) certificate with edits to blows with an axe and a wooden plank, and chain throttling during the fight between A No 1 and Shack. Later releases restored the footage but were cut by 3 secs to completely remove a shot of 2 men being hit with a live chicken during a fight scene.