I remember the first time I saw this movie quite a few years ago on VHS tape from the library. Although I don''t remember much about the plot, the opening first person POV has stuck with me. I remember being really fascinated with it. It was probably the first time I had seen this technique used and I would say it was very successful. It seems to pull the viewer into the story in a unique way.
It was interesting to see how it cut back and forth between the train and the conductors.