13 EAST STREET

GB
1952
1hr 12mins
Dir: Robert Baker
Starring: Patrick Holt and Sandra Dorne

A detective poses as an escaped convict in order to catch a gang of warehouse robbers

This thriller includes a scene where a couple of criminals escape from a speeding express train. This studio-bound sequence features a ‘day-for-night’ shot of an express on an embankment hauled by an ex-GWR 4-6-0 and another brief glimpse of a passenger train as the criminals make their escape. In this instance though, the train has morphed into one of LNER teak carriages hauled by a tank locomotive!

A Western Region express hauled by a former GWR 4-6-0 approaches the camera in this ‘day-for-night’ shot
A short moment later and the train is now formed of LNER coaching stock hauled by a tank locomotive. And its daytime too!