Point of order, M'Lud!52A wrote:A few more for the collection, would you like more detail?
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines. 1965
Bedford to Hitchin with HR103. sarah Miles, Eric Sykes, Terry Thomas. Dir. Ken Annakin.
I know it might seem all the same to you up there in Gatesheed, but Beford to Hitchin was Midland, and never LNER !
(Even if it did join the GN and Hitchin - but then the GN used to hold up Midland trains, so they upped sticks and built St Pancras )
In one of those shots of 103, as it approaches the tunnel, you can espy Goldington Power Station (in E Bedford) on the skyline.
And, perhaps the film was released in 1965, but the filming with HR 103 was in April, 1964. (plus, possibly a day or two in May)
You've written up a nice list though.
Anybody mentioned the opening 2 minutes of "Get Carter" yet? I know, it was from 1972-3, but has some great shots of the ECML, and retro Deltics and Mk 2 stock.