Variety – “Unstoppable’s” Track Trek

One would expect that “Unstoppable,” with a runaway train as a central character, would require many hours of original recordings to capture the multiplicity of sounds emanating from every part of that hurtling juggernaut.
And it did: Soundelux supervising sound editor Mark Stoeckinger had a team of recordists, led by Ken Johnson, traveling to far-flung locales in central California and New Mexico to compile a massive library of recordings: everything from engine sounds to wheel and brake squeaks to the clickety-clack of now-rare bolted train tracks.

Even with all the sound effects material to work with, director Tony Scott insisted that as much of the live production track as possible be used throughout the film.

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