The LNER at the Movies (and in books)

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

Post by MidlandExcursion » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:56 pm

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.
Point of order, M'Lud!

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.

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

Post by 9001 St Paddy » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:52 pm

MidlandExcursion wrote:
52A wrote: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.
Yeah a number of times, i think the opening sequence dates from either 1970 or 71?. I like the camera shot as we fast approach Decoy No.1 box (Doncaster) at dusk with Balby Junction's Down fast line 'motorised semaphore distant signal' underneath Decoy No.1s home signal slowly going to the off position on the gantry as we fast approach it all classic stuff.

As for the rest of the film it's ok. :wink:


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

Post by richard » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:17 pm

This thread was/is intended as an update for the page mentioned in the first post.
So before posting new movies, please look at the page referenced in the first post. And probably read the rest of the thread too - some absences might be absent for a reason.
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Post by Boris » Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:35 pm

Does anyone remember a film with Arthur Askey as a drive and his fireman called Alf Hall
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Post by Seagull » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:31 pm

Boris wrote:Does anyone remember a film with Arthur Askey as a drive and his fireman called Alf Hall
Hello Boris, the film you are looking for is called The Love Match

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Post by 9001 St Paddy » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:52 pm

The film The Love Match is a pretty lame 1950s b&w british comedy film that also stars Thora Hird, most of the railway scenes that appear in this film were 'speeded up' to create a comic effect the only mildly interesting scene is that of a ex LMS 4F 0-6-0 standing on the shed turntable and features Arthur Askey and his fireman standing next to the loco chatting.

A number of the films 'outakes' appear in the John Huntley video archive Steam on 35mm the 1930s, 40s, 50s & 60s which are shown at 'normal speed' and are quite interesting.

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

Post by Kestrel » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:03 am

I know it's not LNER but here's another Arthur Askey special 'The Ghost Train'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj0u0jkYWHw

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

Post by John Palmer » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:21 am

The credit sequence from 'The Ghost Train' appears to have been shot on the LSWR main line between Woking and Basingstoke, judging by the distinctive 'pneumatics' carried upon gantries above the quadruple tracks.

<edit>Shortly followed by a GWR train composed of super saloons then a shot of Manorbier Castle as 'streamlined' entering Teignmouth!</edit>

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

Post by MidlandExcursion » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:43 am

John Palmer wrote:The credit sequence from 'The Ghost Train' appears to have been shot on the LSWR main line between Woking and Basingstoke, judging by the distinctive 'pneumatics' carried upon gantries above the quadruple tracks.

<edit>Shortly followed by a GWR train composed of super saloons then a shot of Manorbier Castle as 'streamlined' entering Teignmouth!</edit>
O/T - Indeed, the GWR (somewhat annoyingly, to me) often seems to be the 'default' option for film makers needing a steam shot. One example: in the 1982 Gandhi, the Mahatma goes to the mill towns of Lancashire not behind a Duchess/Scot etc but - seemingly - behind a Castle. (Yes, I suppose one could argue he went to Birkenhead, but I think that's stretching a point.)
I'm sure i've noted other examples, but can't think of them right now. br

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Post by Phipps » Thu May 21, 2015 1:41 am

x568wcn wrote:Are we just talking movies, or can we do tv aswell?

Dads Army, Series 6, episode 3, transmitted 14/11/1973
The Royal Train

Right at the end there is a shot of 60009 carrying the king.
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First saw the episode directly after the Queen Mother's televised funeral & nearly choked with laughter, cos I couldn't believe what I was seeing

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

Post by Deepol » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:31 pm

60027Merlin wrote:
Maxonian wrote:I have just seen again the Kenneth More 39 Steps. The A1 looks like 60162 - the last "real" one! Am I wrong? :?:
No! it is Haymarket's 60162 and not 60147 as noted in some articles.
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Post by 52D » Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:04 pm

Phipps wrote:
x568wcn wrote:Are we just talking movies, or can we do tv aswell?

Dads Army, Series 6, episode 3, transmitted 14/11/1973
The Royal Train

Right at the end there is a shot of 60009 carrying the king.
Mark T
Back in autumn 1987, myself & 3 pals used the handcart that Hodges & Co give chase on, but we took it to Holt & back. One of us had missed a bus home & that was his only means of getting back.
First saw the episode directly after the Queen Mother's televised funeral & nearly choked with laughter, cos I couldn't believe what I was seeing
Already commented on the A4 is approaching Burnmouth just over the Scottish Border.
Hi interested in the area served by 52D. also researching colliery wagonways from same area.

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

Post by AlanPalgut » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:55 pm

Though out of date and presented as a Great Western locomotive, there is a J94 in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Dick Van Dyke, Sally Anne Howes, dir. Ken Hughes, 1968):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeqUdedkZgA
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Post by richard » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:04 am

Is that one of the Longmoor J94s?

Daft looking chimney though!
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Re: The LNER at the Movies (and in books)

Post by AlanPalgut » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:34 am

Pretty sure it's on the Longmoor (hence the blue livery) :P

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