The LNER at the Movies (and in books)

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Re: The LNER at the Movies (and in books)

Post by seacoaler » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:17 am

Thanks , should have pointed out that these films are free to watch on the East Anglian Film Archive website and their's is lots more . I liked the 'blue period' Manningtree Station documentary film with characterful staff and lots of remnants of the Victorian railway .

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Post by Trestrol » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:20 pm

[quote="seacoaler"]LNER Exhibition Norwich 1939

http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/906
For those sad LNERCA members amongst us (including myself)did you notice the other Gresley Buffet 649 that also resides on the NYMR?

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Post by Trestrol » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:52 pm

While watching Carry on Regardless today i had a thought. Did train companies build mock coach interiors for film companies? The sceens in the film showed interiors with BR standard fittings. Did any of these survive i wonder in some scene store somewhere?

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Post by strang steel » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:46 pm

For anyone interested, there is a programme on BBC 4 at 1900 this evening (Sunday) titled Railways In Fiction and Film.

I dont know whether it is a repeat, but I dont think that I have seen it before.

It may contain some clips that we have not covered here.
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Post by Hermit 109 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:13 pm

The TV programme Railways in Fiction & Film certainly showed a clip of 2505 ( 60040 Cameronian ) leaving King's Cross with a "Flying Scotsman" headboard. Not sure what film it came from coz I wasn't paying much attention, but could have been 1935 version of 39 Steps because it was followed by the "mistake" of a GWR loco coming out of Box Tunnel while depicting the journey from King's Cross to Scotland.

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Post by 60800 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:31 pm

Hermit 109 wrote:the "mistake" of a GWR loco coming out of Box Tunnel while depicting the journey from King's Cross to Scotland.
A bit like how in Sherlock Holmes 2, they are in German rail depot full of GWR locos!
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Post by sandwhich » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:49 am

The opening shots of Silver Link in the film Oh Mr Porter were indeed filmed on the up platform line at Hertford North, and just as an aside whilst the rest of the film is supposed to be in Ireland in fact it was shot in Hampshire on the then recently closed railway between Alton & Basingstoke, the track was being lifted as filming was going on from the Alton end so the filming company was on a very tight schedule.

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Post by seacoaler » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:07 pm

Darlington North Road workshops etc with long clip ;-

http://www.nrfta.org.uk/explore/nrfta/10863.html

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Post by strang steel » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:15 pm

Some great scenes on there. Thanks for the link, seacoaler.

The web page gives the date as 1965, but I would guess somewhat earlier than that, probably 1960-61 given the EE Type 4 with nose ladder and no yellow panel, plus the fact that 67763 was withdrawn in 1962.
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Post by seacoaler » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:29 am

Thanks John , from same source but clip only has train at start , near Yarm ?

http://www.nrfta.org.uk/explore/nrfta/17515.html

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Post by StevieG » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:59 pm

Hermit 109 wrote:The TV programme Railways in Fiction & Film certainly showed a clip of 2505 ( 60040 Cameronian ) leaving King's Cross with a "Flying Scotsman" headboard. Not sure what film it came from coz I wasn't paying much attention, but could have been 1935 version of 39 Steps because it was followed by the "mistake" of a GWR loco coming out of Box Tunnel while depicting the journey from King's Cross to Scotland.
I believe I recall the commentary mentioning it was that film, and the mis-match between train shots as being something that those in the know would pick up on.
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Post by sandwhich » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:39 pm

In the James Bond film "From Russia with Love" where much of the action takes place in Eastern Europe, there are a number of scenes filmed on trains including one sequence where I am convinced it is filmed from a train window entering Potters Bar Tunnel in the Down direction.

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Post by Blink Bonny » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:30 pm

Ay up!

There are a numbedr of shots of Jubilees and Scots on the MIdland main line with the coach colours altered with a green filter.

Oh, and the bit where Bond is chased across a hillside in Greece by a helicopter? Ffestiniog - the remains of the pickup truck are still there!
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Re: The LNER at the Movies (and in books)

Post by rha888 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:42 pm

Some further info + a correction:

1) Hitchcock/Donat 39 Steps 1935

Loco leaving Kings X - 2595/60084 Trigo - named after 1929 Derby and St Leger winner.

GWR loco exiting tunnel is 6000 King George V

2) Carry on Regardless 1960

A4 with plaque is NOT Mallard - it is 2509/60014 - Silver Link, the first Gresley A4 built, in post- nationalisation BR livery. The "plaque" is a representation of a chain link.

A3 is 2561/60062 Minoru
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Re: The LNER at the Movies (and in books)

Post by richard » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:32 pm

Thanks - I've updated the references.

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