The LNER at the Movies (and in books)

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Post by md644 » Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:22 pm

Just found this forum whilst looking for something else, and at risk of being a smartarse in my first post, a small correction if I may:

Holiday Camp 1947
LNER tank arrives at Sandsend (Whitby/Scarborough bound train IIRC). Jack Warner. Dir Ken Annakin.

The main parts of the film were shot at Butlin's Filey, which had its own station on the landward side, Sandsend was chosen presumably because it was obviously at the seaside....

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Post by richard » Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:41 pm

Thanks for the correction.

As it happens, I was thinking only lastnight that I should get on with the planned film page.
Give me a few weeks, and I might have it up and running...
(also working on the remaining 0-6-0s, and looking at the electrics)


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Post by Bill6 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:17 am

I vaugley remeber a St. Trinians movie where the students steal a locomotive for some reason, I think it may have been a J94 but can't really be sure as I was a kid when I saw it.

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Post by richard » Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:17 pm

I've now compiled the above information into an article page:

http://www.lner.info/article/filmtv/filmtv.shtml

Additions, corrections, and further information should be posted to this thread, and I will add it to the above article at regular intervals.


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Post by md644 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:41 am

Not sure if these count (don't see why not):

Clockwise (1986)

Hull Paragon (masquerading as Norwich I think). Appears near the start of the film where John Cleese gets on the wrong train.

A Chorus of Disapproval (1988)

Scarborough, one of the main characters arrives at Scarborough by train near the start of the film (IIRC).

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Post by richard » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:10 pm

Thanks I'll get them added.

If we get a lot of modern station masquades then I might restrict them to only those with a strong LNER flavour.

Another one we've missed: The Harry Potter series (Kings Cross and Glenfinnan Viaduct / West Highland Line).

I'm also going to remove Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines. It looks like Bedford - Hitchin was LMS. Now closed, there's a tunnel exploration here:

http://www.sassylad.co.uk/feed/urbex


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Post by Colombo » Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:41 pm

Richard,

Someone mentioned THE GREAT ST.TRINIAN’S TRAIN ROBBERY. This film was released in 1966 and is notable for being filmed on the Longmoor Military Railway It features two WD saddle tanks, identical to the J94s, which the LNER bought army surplus after the war. I recall that one of them was painted black and numbered in the 680XX series, and I think the other one gained some dummy side tanks and looked a bit like a J50.

Strictly speaking, this film should not be included in your list as neither locomotive was truly ex-LNER.

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Post by richard » Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:25 pm

Thanks Colombo - I can add it as an Austerity posing as an ex-LNER J94!


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Post by Green Arrow » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:03 am

Two model Flying Scotsman tenders appear in Thomas the Tank Engine episode, Tender Engines, as well as a bigger appearence in Railway Series No. 23, Enterprising Engines (Book, 1968, TV 1991)

BTW, is the Keighley and Worth Valley (1970 Railway Childran) an LNER line or an LMS line?
Nice N2 I've got here. Probably send it to 'The Cross'.

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Post by Tom Quayle » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:51 am

Shame that them tender were slightly off colour, more of a lime green
The weather here is Baltic but so were the tank engines
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Post by Colombo » Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:19 pm

Green Arrow,

The KWVR was an LMS line, however the adjacent platform at Keigthley was used by GNR/LNER trains from Bradford Exchange via the Queensbury triangle. These were often hauled by ex-GNR locos such as the N1s, which is probably why the similar last remaining N2 was initially preserved at Howarth.

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Post by Pyewipe Junction » Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:42 pm

Get Carter - 1970/71. The original one, not the crap remake with Sylvester Stallone in it!

The opening sequence features a Deltic-headed Newcastle express and various brief shots (?from the cab) of tunnels, bridges etc. Also the train arriving at Newcastle in the early evening.

Sorry, no steam. Does this one count?

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Post by richard » Sat Sep 23, 2006 3:38 pm

Thanks - I'll add it.

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Post by thie keoie » Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:26 am

Hi. Is this topic still running? I'm a new member and just found it.

Further to the Harry Potter theme, in the first film, Goathland was used as the setting for Hogsmeade Station.

Hull Paragon has been "dressed" to look like a Southern Railway terminus for episodes of Poirot, featuring 777 Sir Lamiel, which, if I remember rightly, was based at the former Humberside Locomotove Preservation Group's Dairycoates (Hull) depot at the time of filming.

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Post by md644 » Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:34 pm

Yeah, around the same time they also filmed scenes (dressed as Charing Cross or Victoria?) for a WW1 period drama at Paragon, and also a Fererro Rocher advert (I think that also used Sir Lamiel, but they faked the steam and used an out of shot dielsel to move the train. But I digress....

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