RAILS TO VICTORY WW2 EVENT

Fox River Trolley Museum
361 South LaFox Street (Illinois Route 31)
South Elgin, IL 60177
(847) 697-4676

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Reenactor Script, Casting & Information for 2017
Occupied France Trolley Adventure, June 10

Contact: Rebecca Tulloch, Event Coordinator
Email: film_spirit@prariestarproductions.com


PROGRAM NOTES:

The Occupied France Trolley Adventure is an ambitious attempt to involve the public in an experience rather than just a passive observer. This program is designed to immerse the public into the world of WW2 and an opportunity for Reenactors to show off their 1st person talents and skills in a scripted story like environment.  Let’s try to have fun with the public and treat them to something really special. Always try to stay in character as much as possible and use good judgment, particularly when it comes to safety.  Over all safety of all our passengers and our participants is most important though out this program.

If interested in a particular role please email Rebecca Tulloch to volunteer.  Appropriate roles will be handed out on a first come basis.            

2017 RTV Occupied France Trolley Adventure SCRIPT

*******ROUGH DRAFT*******

Paris St. Lazare Station - 15 Minutes

Tour Stop #1 “Germans Inspect Boarding Passengers”

STOP LEADER(s) –

CAST

French Gendarmes or German Police:

SCENARIO DESCRIPTION

Germans supervise the loading of trolley passengers by checking the papers, tickets, and

luggage of boarding passengers. They sit at a table with a line of passengers lined up waiting

for inspection; and papers stamp in order to travel. Trolley Platform: German Reichsbahn and

German Guards patrol the Trolley Platform and check papers of boarding passengers.

Reichsbahn Conductor SHOULD BE KIRT, AND RATHER UNFRIENDLY IN A VERY

BUSINESS LIKE WAY.

On-Board Trolley

(Entire Ride on Trolley)

LEADER(s) – Craig Swrartz

CAST

French Gendarmes or German Police:

SCENARIO DESCRIPTION

The Reichsbahn interact with the trolley passengers through out the ride.

Herblay, France - 2 Minutes

Tour Stop #2 “Germans Defend Box Car Allied Attack”

STOP LEADER(s) –

CAST

Allied Soldiers 6-8):

German Guards (4-5):

SCENARIO DESCRIPTION

An Allied patrol encounters a squad of Germans defending part of a rail yard. The Allies attack

and are defeated by the defending the Germans.

Vaux-sur-Seine - 5 Minutes

Tour Stop #3 “The Monuments Men capture Stolen Art”

STOP LEADER(s) – Ted O’Sullivan and John Fross

CAST

Monuments Men (at least 5-6): Corey Vaugn, John Fross

French Resistance(1or 2):

German Officers: Ted O’Sullivan,

German Soldiers (4): TBD

SCENARIO DESCRIPTION

The trolley pulls into the station. German High Command is waiting with stolen artwork and gold

to be shipped out of France to a secret location. A German Officer boards the trolley and order

passengers up from their seats in several rows near the door of the trolley to make room for the

art work and gold. They are told they will need to stand so that the cargo can be stowed in their

seats. The German Officer orders the German soldiers to start loading. After the Germans

moved some of the artwork on the the trolley, they hear gun fire and see that they are being

attacked by the Allies. The Monument Men have a fire fight with the Germans and the Germans

are defeated; some are killed others surrender and are taking prisoner. The Monuments Men

board the train and recover the artwork. They remove the treasures from the Trolley and signal

the trolley to continue. When the Trolley Returns back going North Bound, the Monuments are

observed taking inventory of the Recovered Artwork.

Mante-la-Jolie (Stearns Road Bridge Battle) - 5 Minutes

Tour Stop #4 “Broken Family Battle” - Part 1

STOP LEADER(s) – Christopher Jackson and George Reinke

CAST

Allied Soldiers (Brits and Americans): Units/ Cold Stream Guards and other Allied Units

German Soldiers: Units/ 353rd Infanterie, 3rd Gebirgsjaeger Division, other German Units

French Family (Husband and Wife, and 2 children if possible):

SCENARIO DESCRIPTION

A French Family is evacuating from a nearby town; as they are crossing a field a battle breaks

out with them in the middle. The family gets separated and the Mother and her two children flee

the field on to the Trolley, while the husband is captured by the Germans after the allies are

driven back off the field. The Mother and children are upset and ride the trolley to the next stop

Vernon and get off the trolley. She hope to return some how back to find her husband and be

reunited.

Vernon - 5 Minutes

Tour Stop #5 “Stolen Chicken”

STOP LEADER(s) – Bob Hodill

CAST

French Farmer:

Wife of French Farmer:

German Soldier Forager:

German Soldier (1-2):

German Officer: Bob Hodil

SCENARIO DESCRIPTION

A couple German Privates are being chased by a French Farmer because a German soldier

foraging for food just stole a chicken from his Chicken Coop. The Farmer fires a shot gun at the

German, the German turns around and shoots the farmer. The farmers wife is hysterical. The

german begins to walk off when all of a sudden his CO turns up with 2 additional soldiers; and

he verbally yells and balls out his soldier for stealing the chicken. The CO takes the chicken

saying, " I need this for evidence at your Court Marshall" He turns around and walks off with the

chicken smiling.

Rouen - 10-12 Minutes

Tour Stop #6 “TBD”

STOP LEADER(s) – TBD

CAST

TBC

SCENARIO DESCRIPTION

TBD

Vernon (Part 2 - North Bound) - 5 Minutes

Tour Stop #7 “TBD”

STOP LEADER(s) – Bob Hodill

CAST

French Family (Wife, and 2 children if possible):

SCENARIO DESCRIPTION

The French Mother with Children are waiting for the Trolley. They board the trolley at the stop

and share with the passengers their desire to return to the battle field to find her husband and

father.

Mante-la-Jolie Stearns Road Bridge (Part 2 - North Bound) - 7 Minutes

Tour Stop #8 “Broken Family Battle” - Part 2

STOP LEADER(s) – Christopher Jackson and George Reinke

CAST

Allied Soldiers (Brits and Americans): Units/ Cold Stream Guards and other Allied Units

German Soldiers: Units/ 353rd Infanterie, 3rd Gebirgsjaeger Division, other German Units

French Family (Husband and Wife, and 2 children if possible):

SCENARIO DESCRIPTION

The French Mother with Children return to the battle field where she lost her husband. She see

the Allies who engage in a continued battle with the Germans. They eventually defeat the

Germans and the French Wife and Children are able to be reunited.

Paris St. Lazare Station

End of Trolley Adventure, passengers disembarks.