Info on Sources

A lot of information was originally sourced from Glyn Horton’s Guide to Britain’s Railways in Feature Film and John Huntly’s Railways on the Screen and I am indebted to both. The information was adapted for the purposes of this website and in most cases was greatly expanded on, with much valuable information also gleaned from John and Brian Tunstill’s quite superb Reelstreets website. This site has helped provide concrete evidence towards the identification of quite a number of railway station scenes, as has Nick Cooper’s brilliant, but now somewhat dated, website on the London Underground in film and television. The BFI website has proved a wonderful aid to viewing many films for free, and for a small subscription fee many others too at very little cost. It is well worth visiting as the range of movies on offer is simply staggering. I am also happy to admit to having used Wikipedia as a source. It is quite reliable at times and although people never admit to using it, it is invariably everyone’s first port of call. It may only be as good as the information provided, but if that information is correct then it can prove a useful tool. A number of heritage railway websites have provided a list of films that have been shot using their facilities, the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre’s site is most notable in this respect, and these have been consulted quite regularly. The website squarewheels.org.uk has proved invaluable at identifying London Underground trains, and railcar.co.uk has done likewise for First Generation DMU’s. Both websites are a joy to trawl through. The brilliant Southern Railway E-Group website (semgonline.com) has helped in identifying Southern Region EMU’s, but has proved particularly helpful at identifying route codes, and one other website deserves a mention in the form of Buses on Screen. As it too features trams it has helped provide a number of real gems in the way of movies, several that I am sure would have escaped my notice otherwise. Finally, I need to give thanks to my friends and family for continually pointing me in the direction of various films, to Gary and Karen James for all your inspiration, you really did make me see the light, Sleepy Z for initially creating the website in the first place and to my wife, Philippa, for having so much patience when all I wanted to talk about was ‘yet another film with a train in it’. I am forever grateful to you all.