Is this really a flying train? [Yes]

SimonC

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A steam engine stunt was made for the latest Mission Impossible film, it drives off a bridge and into a quarry. I know it happened, but this picture in the media seems fake, the image of the steam engine doesn't match the background. Anyone agree ? And the train must be going at great speed to fall like this but the smoke is just gently puffing out. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-58271871 I think someone may have done a photoshop job to make a picture to sell. Thanks.
 

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Mendel

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the image of the steam engine doesn't match the background. Anyone agree ? And the train must be going at great speed to fall like this but the smoke is just gently puffing out.
In what way do you expect the engine to match the background?

Have you tried to estimate the horizontal and vertical distance traveled? You can work out the speed from that. Quantities are your friend, even if they're only rough estimates.

Once you have an idea of the speed, you can compare the smoke/steam to other steam engines traveling at similar speed.
 
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