Yoram Globus is an American-Israeli film producer, cinema owner, distributor. He is most known for his association with The Cannon Group, Inc. an American film production company, which he co-owned with his cousin Menahem Golan. Yoram was born in Tiberias, Lake of Galilee, Palestine in 1943 to parents who immigrated from Poland. At the age of 3 he moved with his family near Haifa, his father, built a cinema, unique at that time. When the cinema opened Yoram was 5 years old and interested in all aspects of the cinema, he would help with whatever his father needed from hanging posters, being a cashier, to promoting movies and at the age of 10 Yoram becoming the projectionist. During high school he moved to Tel Aviv. Yoram went into the army, retiring as a lieutenant. In 1963 he partnered up with Menahem Golan, a well-known stage and film director in Israel. Together, they were instrumental in creating the film industry in Israel. Over the years they were successful, building a company which had experience in producing movies in Israel, co-productions in Europe, which became the number 1 producing entity in Israel.
They for over 25 years represented Warner Bros.. Universal and DreamWorks in Israel, their most successful projects including. With additional films which represented Israel in many festivals such as: Cannes Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, AFM, Milano Film Market and more. In the early 70's Yoram and Menahem started to make movies in Hollywood. In 1978, Globus and Golan moved to Hollywood and acquired The Cannon Group, Inc. for $500,000, traded on NASDQ for 25 cents a share. They went to the Cannes Film Festival that year and licensed Cannon's movies for $2.5M. After acquiring 51% of the company's shares they used the money to start making low budget action movies. In the beginning of the 80’s, Yoram and Menahem recognized that Video was the next big thing and signed Chuck Norris for a 7 years exclusive deal, Charles Bronson for a multiple picture deal, discovered Jean-Claude Van Damme and signed him for many pictures, they discovered Michael Dudakuf and signed him to a multiple picture deal.
Some of the pictures included: The “Missing in Action” series, The “Death Wish” series, ”Blood Sport”, “American Ninja”. The company elevated the production slate and apart of the action movies they started to produce in 1982 movies such as: “Sahara”, The Championship Season, “Wicked Lady”, “King Solomon’s Mine”. Over those years, the Cannon Group stock was moved to the NY stock exchange and climbed up from 25 cents in the late 70’s to $48 in 1984. Cannon became the largest independent distributor in the world. By the mid-1980s Cannon was producing an average of 40 films per year and had become the largest independent movie production company in the world with a net worth of over US$1 billion; because of their fast, low-budget style of filmmaking, they earned the nickname "the Go-Go Boys." Among the films produced by Cannon are Bloodsport with Jean-Claude Van Damme, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace with Christopher Reeve, King Lear directed by Jean-Luc Godard, Runaway Train, Over The Top with Sylvester Stallone and Street Smart with Morgan Freeman.
During this time and Golan acquired the rights to Spider-Man and Captain America. With Cannon's success, Yoram expanded the group's operations into additional territories. Cannon acquired 1,600 cinemas across Europe and the United States studios, an extensive film library and additional acquisitions, which widened the activities of Cannon and established the company as a leading conglomerate in the global film industry. During these years, Cannon would finance their movies utilizing a new approach, a strategy created and originated by Globus, now known as "the pre-sale strategy". Substantial pre-sales of unproduced films were made based on the strong salesmanship skills of Globus and the promotional advertising created by Design Projects; the financial deposits collected from these pre-sales were used to finance the production of the first film in a Cannon line-up, which when completed and delivered to worldwide theater owners, would generate enough capital to make the next film. For this purposes, Cannon would generate mock movie posters before they had a script and would display large billboards at sales events such as the Cannes Film Festival.
During 1984, Cannon purchased Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment and their movie library for £175 million. Cannon sold the EMI British Film Library to Weintraub Entertainment Group for $85 million. In 1989, "Pathé Communications," a holding company controlled by Italian businessman Giancarlo Parretti, purchased 39.4% of Cannon for 250 million dollars. During that same year, citing differences with both Parretti and Globus, resigned from his position, leaving Cannon and Globus to launch his "
Deer Lodge, Montana
Deer Lodge is an incorporated city in and the county seat of Powell County, Montana, in the United States. The population was 3,111 at the 2010 census; the city is best known as the home of the Montana State Prison, a major local employer. The Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs, former state tuberculosis sanitarium in nearby Galen are the result of the power the western part of the state held over Montana at statehood due to the copper and mineral wealth in that area. Deer Lodge was once an important railroad town, serving as a division headquarters for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad before the railroad's local abandonment in 1980; the current Montana State Prison occupies a campus 3.5 miles west of town. The former prison site, at the south end of Deer Lodge's Main Street, is now the Old Prison Museum. In addition to a former cellblock building, the museum complex includes a theater and automobile museums, a former Milwaukee Road "Little Joe" electric locomotive. Deer Lodge is the location of Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, dedicated to the interpretation of the frontier cattle ranching era.
This site was the home of Conrad Kohrs, one of the famous "Cattle Kings" of Montana whose land holdings once stretched over a million acres of Montana and Alberta, Canada. The Grant-Kohrs ranch was built in 1862 by Johnny Grant, a Scottish/French/Metis fur-trader and trapper who encouraged his people to settle in Deer Lodge because of its pleasant climate and large areas of bunch grass prairie, ideal for raising cattle and horses; the city's name derives from a geological formation known as Warm Springs Mound which contained natural saline that made for a natural salt lick for the local deer population, the protected valley in which Deer Lodge is located was where most of the local wildlife would winter as the temperatures lowered in the high country. Deer Lodge was the site of the College of Montana, the first institution of higher learning in the state. Extant mentions of the Deer Lodge Valley prior to 1860 are found as occasional remarks in records written for other purposes. Consistent record-keeping begins with the writings of Granville Stuart and others in the early 1860s.
1860 marks the beginning of permanent occupation of both the valley and the future site of the city of Deer Lodge by European-Americans. Before 1860, the Deer Lodge Valley was not the territory of any American Indian group. Gatherings were held there, including horse races. American Indian groups from the west, Pend d'Oreilles et al. passed through the valley as an alternative route to and from the buffalo hunting grounds to the east. The first documented visit to this area by European-American explorers occurred in 1805-1806, when Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery expedition passed by the Deer Lodge Valley without entering it. Evidence of earlier incursion by Spaniards, was noted by miners during the 1880s, at Race Track Lake on the west side of the Deer Lodge Valley. Early European trapper/traders passing through the valley referred to it as "the Deer House Plains"; the Clark Fork river was called the Arrow Stone river in the 1830s. By the 1850s it was called the Deer Lodge Creek/Hellgate River.
Catholic Father Pierre-Jean De Smet brought the first wagons known to have passed through the valley, in 1841. In 1846, the Deer Lodge Valley became part of the United States and Oregon Territory with the signing of the Oregon Treaty by the U. S. and Great Britain. From 1853 to 1863 it was in Washington Territory briefly part of Idaho Territory until the creation of Montana Territory in 1864. European-American settlement of the valley gained momentum during the 1850s and 60's, with the primary site being at present-day Deer Lodge. During the 1850s, trapper/traders from Fort Hall began wintering herds of horses and cattle in the valley. During that decade placer gold finds were made near present-day Gold Creek, first in 1852 by Francois Findley, followed in 1856 by Hereford, Madison et al. and in 1858-61 by James and Granville Stuart, Reese Anderson et al. In 1860-62, Lt. John Mullan oversaw construction of the Mullan Road, which connected Walla Walla, Washington Territory with Fort Benton in Dakota Territory.
The Mullan Road passed through the north end of the Deer Lodge Valley. John Francis Grant built the first permanent structures in the valley in 1859-60, at Grantsville near present-day Garrison. Grant had begun grazing cattle and horse herds in the north valley several years and "wintered over" there in 1857-58. In 1860, feeling as he said "lonely", he returned to Fort Hall for summer trading and induced several fellow trader/trappers and their families to return to the valley with him at the end of the season. Instead of locating at Grantsville, his friends chose to build at the site of present-day Deer Lodge, where several Mexican trapper/traders and their Metis families had established the seasonal settlement of Spanish Fork. While Johnny Grant had been at Fort Hall, several people had come from Fort Union down the Mullan Road route and begun building homes at Grantsville. In 1861, the Stuart brothers and Reese Anderson established American Fork near present-day Gold Creek. In that year Johnny Grant moved his large family to his newly-built house at Deer Lodge, at the present-day site of Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site.
During the next two years, placer gold discoveries at Grasshopper Creek, Alder Gulch and other locations to the south caused a population decline in the valley, including the abandoning of Grantsville and American Fork. Beginning in 1864 with gold strikes to the north, Deer Lodge City grew as a base for supplies to mines in the surrounding mountains. By 1861-2, Spanish Fork w
The EMD GP7 is a four-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division and General Motors Diesel between October 1949 and May 1954. Power was provided by an EMD 567B 16-cylinder engine; the GP7 was offered both with and without control cabs, those built without control cabs were called a GP7B. Five GP7B's were built between March and April 1953; the GP7 was the first EMD road locomotive to use a hood unit design instead of a car-body design. This proved to be more efficient than the car body design as the hood unit cost less to build, was cheaper and easier to maintain, had much better front and rear visibility for switching. Of the 2,734 GP7's built, 2,620 were for American railroads, 112 were built for Canadian railroads, 2 were built for Mexican railroads; this was the first model in EMD's GP series of locomotives. Concurrently, EMD offered a six-axle SD locomotive, the SD7. ALCO, Fairbanks-Morse, Baldwin had all introduced road switchers before EMD, whose first attempt at the road-switcher, the BL2 was unsuccessful in the market, selling only 58 units in the 14 months it was in production.
Its replacement, the GP7, swapped the truss-framed stressed car body for an un-stressed body on a frame made from flat and rolled structural steel members and steel forgings welded into a single structure, a basic design, still being employed today. In heavy service, the GP7’s frame would bow and sag over time; this defect was corrected in models. The GP7 proved popular, EMD was able to meet demand after opening a second assembly plant at Cleveland, Ohio. Locomotives in EMD's GP-series came to be nicknamed ‘Geeps’. Many GP7s can still be found in service today, although most Class 1 roads stopped using these locomotives by the early 1980s; the "GP" designation stood for "general purpose", while the "7" had no meaning other than matching the EMD F7 cab unit in production. The GP7, GP9 and GP18 locomotives share a similar car-body. Most GP7s had three sets of ventilation grills under the cab, two pair of grills at the end of the long hood. However, some late GP7s were built with car-bodies. Early GP7s had a solid skirt above the fuel tank, while late GP7s and early GP9s had access holes in the skirt.
Many railroads removed most of the skirt to improve access and inspection. Locomotives could be built with the engineer’s control stand installed for either the long hood, or the short hood designated as the front. Two control stands for either direction running was an option, but one end would still be designated as the front for maintenance purposes; the GP7 was available with or without dynamic brakes, a steam generator installed in the short hood was an option. In the latter case the 1,600 US gallons fuel tank was divided, with half for diesel fuel, half for boiler water. One option available for locomotives without dynamic brakes, was to remove the two 22.5 in × 102 in air reservoir tanks from under the frame, replace them with four 12 in × 150.25 in tanks that were installed on the roof of the locomotive, above the prime mover. These "torpedo tubes" as they were nicknamed, enabled the fuel and water tanks to be increased to 1,100 US gallons each, although some railroads opted for roof-mounted air tanks and 2,200 US gallons fuel tanks on their freight ‘Geeps’.
There are five GP7s on A J Kristopan's EMD Serial number page that reused previous serial numbers: B&O 6405, CRI&P 1308, L&N 501 and 502, SLSF 615. These rebuilt units were rebuilt as new on new frames. Another rebuild by GMD is that CN 4824 was rebuilt as a GP7 with parts from an F3A in October 1958. A few production GP7s and four of the GP7Bs were built with 567BC or 567C engines starting in March 1953 through May 1954; these are noted on the roster above. Many railroads rebuilt their GP7s with low short hoods. Missouri Pacific Railroad upgraded their GP7s with 567BC engines and replaced the standard EMD 2-stack exhaust with a 4-stack "liberated" exhaust, raising their power output to 1,600 horsepower. Illinois Central Railroad rebuilt most of its GP7s with 567BC engine blocks, liberated exhausts, paper air-intake filters, 26-L brakes. All but the first locomotive rebuilt had their front hood reduced in height for improved crew visibility; the IC designated these rebuilt locomotives GP8. The IC acquired many second-hand units through Precision National Corporation, started offering GP8 rebuilding services to other railroads.
In the 1960s the Alaska Railroad purchased several standard GP7s from the US Army and rebuilt them into GP7Ls by removing the high hood on the head end and replacing it with a low hood for better visual clearance Numerous GP7s have been preserved on tourist lines and in museums. Holders include: List of GM-EMD locomotives List of GMD Locomotives "The History of EMD Diesel Engines". Pacific Southwest Railway Museum. Archived from the original on July 22, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2005. "Illinois Central Railroad 1969 locomotive diagram book". Icgphotos.com. Retrieved September 2, 2008. "Northern Pacific Railway diesel locomotiv
Rebecca De Mornay
Rebecca De Mornay is an American actress and producer. Her breakthrough film role came in 1983, she is known for her portrayals of Sara in Runaway Train, Thelma in The Trip to Bountiful, Helen McCaffrey in Backdraft, Peyton Flanders in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. Her other film credits include The Three Musketeers, Never Talk to Strangers, Lords of Dogtown. On television, she starred as Wendy Torrance in the miniseries adaptation of The Shining, as Dorothy Walker on Marvel's Jessica Jones. De Mornay was born Rebecca Jane Pearch in Santa Rosa, California in 1959, her parents were Julie and Wally George, a disc jockey and television host. Her paternal grandmother was vaudeville child film actress Eugenia Clinchard, her parents divorced. She took De Mornay, when she was five, she attended the independent Summerhill School in Leiston, England. She trained as an actress in New York at the Lee Strasberg Institute. De Mornay's film debut was a small part in Francis Ford Coppola's 1981 film One from the Heart, which starred her real-life partner at the time, Harry Dean Stanton.
Her star-making role came two years in Risky Business, as a call girl who seduces a high-school student played by Tom Cruise. In 1985, she played the title role in The Slugger's Wife opposite Michael O'Keefe, co-starred in The Trip to Bountiful and Runaway Train, both of which were nominated for several Academy Awards; that same year, she appeared with Starship's Mickey Thomas in the music video for the song "Sara". The song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on March 15, 1986, she appeared in Roger Vadim's provocative 1988 remake of And God Created Woman, as the wife of Kurt Russell's character in Ron Howard's Backdraft. One of De Mornay's most commercially successful films was the thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, released in 1992, she starred as a defense lawyer in Sidney Lumet's murder drama Guilty as Sin with Don Johnson. She appeared in the 1995 drama film Never Talk to Strangers opposite Antonio Banderas, for which she was the executive producer. In 2003, she guest-starred as primary antagonist in the first two episodes of season 2 of Boomtown.
In 2004, she guest-starred as attorney Hannah Rose for the last few episodes of The Practice and the following year, had a brief role alongside Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in Wedding Crashers. De Mornay starred in the 2007 drama American Venus. In June 2007, she appeared in the HBO series John from Cincinnati with a starring role as matriarch of a troubled Imperial Beach, California surfing family and the grandmother/guardian of a teen surfer on the brink of greatness, she appeared in Darren Lynn Bousman's Mother's Day. In 2012, De Mornay played the role of Finch's mom in the movie American Reunion where she portrayed an attractive older woman and a love interest of Stifler. In 2015 and 2018, she appeared in Marvel's Jessica Jones as Trish Walker's abusive mother. De Mornay married writer Bruce Wagner on December 16, 1986. De Mornay subsequently dated and was engaged to singer Leonard Cohen, she co-produced Cohen's 1992 album The Future, dedicated to her with an inscription that quotes Rebecca's coming to the well from the chapter 24 Book of Genesis and giving drink to Eliezer's camels, after he prayed for the help.
De Mornay has two daughters with ex-boyfriend Patrick O'Neal: Veronica. "The Key to Rebecca". Saturday Review. 12: 30–34. January–February 1986. Tykus, Michael J.. "Rebecca de Mornay". Contemporary Theatre and Television. 29. Gale Research Co. p. 135. ISBN 978-0-7876-3188-8. Room, Adrian. "Rebecca de Mornay". Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins. McFarland. P. 141. ISBN 978-0-7864-4373-4. Segrave, Kerry. "Rebecca de Mornay". The Post-Feminist Hollywood Actress: biographies and filmographies of stars born after 1939. McFarland & Co. pp. 265–269. ISBN 978-0-89950-387-5. Aylesworth, Thomas G.. "De Mornay, Rebecca". World Guide to Film Stars. Great Pond. p. 69. ISBN 978-1-56657-007-7. Sleeman, Elizabeth. "De Mornay, Rebecca". The International Who's Who of Women 2002. Routledge. P. 131. ISBN 978-1-85743-122-3. Riggs, Thomas, ed.. "De MORNAY, Rebecca". Contemporary Theatre and Television: A Biographical Guide. 64. Gale / Cengage Learning. ISBN 978-0-7876-9037-3. Rebecca De Mornay on IMDb Rebecca De Mornay at the TCM Movie Database Rebecca De Mornay at Rotten Tomatoes
Eric Anthony Roberts is an American actor. His career began with a leading role in King of the Gypsies, for which he received his first Golden Globe Award nomination, he was again recognized by the Golden Globes for his interpretation of Paul Snider in Bob Fosse's Star 80. Roberts' performance in Runaway Train, as prison escapee Buck McGeehy, earned him a nomination for a third Golden Globe and a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In a career spanning over forty years, Roberts has amassed more than 500 credits, including Raggedy Man, The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Specialist, Cecil B. Demented, National Security, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, The Dark Knight, The Expendables and Inherent Vice, his varied television work includes three seasons with the sitcom Less than Perfect, as well as recurring roles on the NBC drama Heroes and the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, as well as Saved by the Light, the legal drama Suits, Fox's The Finder, as The Master in the 1996 Doctor Who television movie.
His sisters Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan, daughter Emma Roberts have acting careers. Roberts was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, to Betty Lou Bredemus and Walter Grady Roberts, one-time actors and playwrights, who met while touring a production of George Washington Slept Here for the armed forces. In 1963, they co-founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop in Atlanta, off Juniper Street in Midtown, they ran a children's acting school in Georgia while they were expecting Julia. Roberts' mother became a church secretary and real estate agent, his father, a vacuum cleaner salesman. Roberts' younger siblings, Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan, are actors. Roberts' parents filed for divorce in 1971 and it was finalized early in 1972. Eric stayed with his father Walter in estranged from his sisters. Walter died of cancer in March 1977. Lisa and Betty moved to Smyrna, after the divorce. In 1972, Betty married Michael Motes, had a daughter with him in 1976, Nancy Motes, who died February 9, 2014, at age 37, of an apparent drug overdose.
Motes was abusive and unemployed. In 1983, Betty divorced Motes, citing cruelty and stating that marrying him was the biggest mistake of her life. Roberts is of English, Irish, Welsh and Swedish descent. Roberts got his start on the now-defunct NBC daytime soap opera Another World originating the role of Ted Bancroft from February 14, 1977, to June 17, 1977. Roberts received Golden Globe Award nominations for his early starring roles in King of the Gypsies and Star 80, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1985 for his role as the escaped convict Buck in the film Runaway Train. In 1987, he won the Theatre World Award for his Broadway debut performance in Burn This. Roberts' other starring roles included Paul's Case, Raggedy Man, The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Coca-Cola Kid, Nobody's Fool, Best of the Best, By the Sword, Best of the Best 2, The Immortals, La Cucaracha and Stiletto Dance, he had major supporting roles in the films Final Analysis, The Specialist, Shannon's Rainbow.
He played the Archangel Michael in The Prophecy II. In 1996, he appeared in the Doctor; when SFX listed previous Masters in Doctor Who, the magazine said of Roberts: "Out-acted by a CGI snake in the same production." In a darkly comic touch, the onscreen wife of Roberts' human character, killed by her newly possessed husband, is played by his real-life wife. He co-starred in the 1996 television miniseries version of In Cold Blood, in the role of Perry Smith, he starred in C-16 for its entire 1997 to 1998 run. He starred opposite John Ritter in the movie Tripfall in 1998, his recent projects include A Guide to Recognizing DOA: Dead or Alive and Royal Kill. He appeared in The Dark Knight as Sal Maroni, a Gotham City Mafia boss who hires The Joker to kill the titular superhero and a renegade mob accountant. Roberts co-starred on the ABC situation comedy Less than Perfect, he appeared in an episode of CSI: Miami as Ken Kramer, a murderer on death row convicted of killing a young couple. Another notable TV appearance was the episode "Victims" of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit where he played Sam Winfield, a former cop turned vigilante.
In the same year, he was guest starred on The L Word as Gabriel McCutcheon, the father of Shane McCutcheon. In early January 2007, Roberts starred in the two-part miniseries Pandemic as the mayor of Los Angeles. Roberts voiced the Superman villain Mongul in the animated series Justice League, reprised his role in Justice League Unlimited in the episode "For the Man Who Has Everything", he performed the voice of Dark Danny in Nickelodeon's Danny Phantom. He appeared in the first season of Heroes as an associate of Mr. Bennet, he reprised the role in the third-season episode "Villains" and in the fourth-season "The Wall". In 2002 Roberts portrayed an FBI detective in Ja Rule's music video for his song "Down Ass Bitch", as well as its sequel "Down 4 U". Roberts appeared in The Killers' music video for their song "Mr. Brightside" and "Miss Atomic Bomb" as well as in the music videos for Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" and "It's Like That". In 2006, he appeared in the
The EMD F7 is a 1,500 horsepower Diesel-electric locomotive produced between February 1949 and December 1953 by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors and General Motors Diesel. Although promoted by EMD as a freight-hauling unit, the F7 was used in passenger service hauling such trains as the Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief and El Capitan; the F7 was the fourth model in GM-EMD's successful line of F unit locomotives, by far the best-selling cab unit of all time. In fact, more F7's were built than all other F units combined, it succeeded the F3 model in GM-EMD's F unit sequence, was replaced in turn by the F9. Final assembly was at GM-EMD's La Grange, plant or GMD's London, facility; the F7 differed from the F3 in internal equipment and some external features. Its continuous tractive effort rating was 20% higher (e.g. 40,000 lb for an F7 with 65 mph gearing, compared to 32,500 lb for an F3 with the same gearing. A total of 2,366 cab-equipped lead A units and 1,483 cabless-booster or B units were built.
Many F7s remained in service for decades, as railroads found them economical to operate and maintain. However, the locomotive was not popular with yard crews who operated them in switching service because they were difficult to mount and dismount, it was nearly impossible for the engineer to see hand signals from a ground crew without leaning way outside the window; as most of these engines were bought and operated before two-way radio became standard on most American railroads, this was a major point of contention. In years, with the advent of the "road switchers" such as the EMD GP7, F units were used in "through freight" and "unit train" service where there was little or no switching to be done on line of road; the F7's prime mover is a 16-cylinder 567B series Diesel engine developing 1,500 hp at 800 rpm. The 567B is a mechanically aspirated two-stroke design in a 45 degree Vee configuration, with 567 cu in displacement per cylinder, for a total of 9,072 cu in. A direct current generator, mechanically coupled to the flywheel end of the engine powers four traction motors, with two motors mounted on each Blomberg B truck.
EMD has built all of its major components since 1939. Starting in August 1953 EMD installed 567BC and 567C engines in a few F7s, see roster below. There are no identifiable differences between late F3 production and early F7 production. However, no F7 had "chicken wire" grilles of most F3s, no F3s had F7 changes described below under Phases; the F9 is distinguishable from the late F7 by having five, rather than four, carbody center louver groups covering the carbody filters. The additional one is placed ahead of the first porthole; the F9's greater power output, of course, cannot be seen from the outside. There were two main classes of F7s: passenger and freight. Most passenger units had upper and lower headlights. Many freight units had the upper Mars or Pyle brand warning light as well, and some passenger units only had a single upper headlight, i.e. the Pennsylvania. Many units had the upper lights plated over in life, or the door light removed/plated over and the Mars/Pyle light removed; these early warning lights had lots of moving linkages and a motor that were high maintenance for the shops.
The identification of locomotive "phases" is a creation of railfans, although now used in Diesel Spotters Guide. EMD used no such identification, instead kept track of the marketing name and individual locomotives' build numbers. During the production cycle of a model, EMD would make detail changes that were not apparent to the casual observer. To keep better track of the variations of locomotives identified the same by the manufacturer, railfans began referring to phases. Despite not being official designations, the phase description is useful. However, many of the changes described are cosmetic changed features of a locomotive: e.g. roof fans, body panels and the like could be and sometimes were updated or swapped. Most of the phase differences on the F7 were concerned only with A units; the following are identified as F7 phases: Built from February 1949. Upper grille with horizontal openings. Four horizontal louvred openings on center body panel. 36-inch dynamic brake fan. Flush windshield gasket changed to raised in July 1949.
Square cab door corners with kick plates on the steps beneath. Wing window short with square corners. Single drip strip over cab windows and door. Square end door window. Round sand filler cover. Rear overhang. Built from March 1950. Upper grille started out horizontal, as in early Phase I. Cab doors became round-cornered, the kick plates were deleted; the wing windows became taller, with round corners. Two drip strips; the end door window became round after November 1950. Built from February 1952. All upper grilles vertical "Farr-Air" type. Center car body louvres became vertical-slotted. Sand filler now with a rectangular pull handle. From June 1952, 48-inch dynamic brake fans began to be introduced. At that latter date, locomotives no longer had a rear overhang. Several F7s were rebuilt by Morrison-Knu
Danny Trejo is an American actor who has appeared in numerous Hollywood films as villains and antiheroes. His films include Heat, Con Air, Desperado, the last with frequent collaborator Robert Rodriguez. Trejo is most recognized as the character Machete developed by Rodriguez for the Spy Kids series of movies and expanded into Trejo's own series of films aimed at a more adult audience, he has appeared in TV shows such as Breaking Bad, Brooklyn Nine Nine, The X-Files, King of the Hill, The Flash, Sons of Anarchy, Babysitters Beware. Italic text Trejo was born in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, to Mexican parents, he is the son of Alice Rivera and Dionsio "Dan" Trejo, a construction worker, a second cousin of filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, though the two were unaware that they were related until the filming of Desperado. Prior to his film career Trejo worked as a labor foreman in construction. Throughout the 1960s, Trejo was out of jail and prison in California. There are conflicting accounts of his prison chronology.
By one account, his final term in custody ended in 1972. He recalled. While serving in San Quentin Prison, he became a champion boxer in that prison's lightweight and welterweight divisions. During this time, Trejo became a member of a twelve-step program, which he credits with his success in overcoming drug addiction. In 2011, he recalled. While Trejo was working as a youth drug counselor, a teenage patient asked for his assistance dealing with cocaine problems on the set of Runaway Train. While there, Trejo was offered a job as an extra in the film's prison scenes. Edward Bunker, himself a former convict, a well-respected crime author, writing the screenplay for the film, recognized Trejo, with whom he had done time at San Quentin. Bunker, remembering Trejo's boxing skills, offered him $320 per day to train Eric Roberts, one of the movie's stars, for a boxing scene. Director Andrei Konchalovsky liked Trejo's work and decided to offer him a small role in the film as a boxer, it has been misreported that Trejo was serving time in the prison during filming, when in fact he had been released more than a decade earlier.
Since Trejo has become a prolific actor in both films and television, appearing in five or more movies per year, in various genres. He has appeared in such major releases as Marked for Death, Blood In Blood Out, Heat, From Dusk till Dawn, Con Air, The Replacement Killers, Point Blank, Animal Factory, Bubble Boy, Spy Kids, XXX, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The Devil's Rejects, Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror, Delta Farce, Rob Zombie's Halloween, Urban Justice, Valley of Angels, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, Modus Operandi, Predators, Bad Ass, Reaper and Range 15. Trejo is known for his distinctive appearance. In addition to his lined face, scarred from cystic acne and a brawl, the long hair and mustache he sports, he has displayed the large tattoo on his chest for many roles, he plays thugs or lowlife characters, although he has played sympathetic characters in films such as Robert Rodriguez's Spy Kids trilogy, Bubble Boy, the USA Network series Monk, where art imitated life in his portrayal of a convict roommate of Tony Shalhoub's undercover detective.
He appeared in a season 2 episode of Desperate Housewives, where, as another good-guy character, he was sent by Carlos to help Gabrielle deal with the grief over losing her unborn baby. He voiced the character Enrique on King of the Hill, Octavio's character on that show is based on his appearance, his role on King of the Hill was referred to in the HBO series Unscripted, where he had a cameo appearance. He is featured in the episode "Comedy" of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and an episode of Do IT LIVE with actors Anna Bennett and Claudia Pickering, shot in Downtown Los Angeles, titled "Sebring feat. Danny Trejo", he made guest appearances, as Tortuga, in the noted series Breaking Bad in 2009 and 2010, most notably in the episode "Negro y Azul" which aired on April 19, 2009. In 2011, he appeared with WWE wrestler Steve Austin. Trejo's life is documented in the 2005 independent biographical film Champion, which features Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Steve Buscemi, Robert Rodriguez. In 2013, Trejo shared his tumultuous journey from convict to movie star with KTTV in Los Angeles in a segment filmed in his own home.
In 2008, Trejo portrayed a Mexican bartender in the daytime soap opera the Restless. Regarding his continued growth as a professional actor, Trejo has remarked, "I'm so blessed. I'm still scared that somebody's going to say, ` Hey, we're still in prison. Let's go to chow". Many of Trejo's characters in Robert Rodriguez movies have been named after knives or sharp instruments: Machete in Spy Kids, Razor Charlie in the From Dusk till Dawn series, Navajas in Desperado, Cuchillo in Predato