Growing up in Texas, I always called them cow catchers.
That's neat.. love the movie. Some guy went and tracked down several of the locations used in the movie:http://www.bigdoer.com/6998/then-and-now/silver-streak-movie-then-and-now-small-town-station/
A ship can also have a caboose. This is when they galley is in a deck-mounted cabin.
I'm pretty sure that the guy in the middle there is the one who just recently got canned from Amtrak in Chicago
– Yes. Incidentally, the T43 (another NOHAB product, btw) is a road switcher. So, basically, the MY and the T43 are as close to US style as could be had in Sweden.
Mind, the Wikipage on the movie says that the T43 did not actually show up.
I found the T43 image in >>5465
(all text in Swedish)