Dir: Pat O’Connor
Starring: Colin Firth and Kenneth Branagh
Two men recover from the First World War in rural Yorkshire
This drama is an adaptation of the 1980 novel of the same name by J. L. Carr and is set in Yorkshire in 1920. It aptly makes good use of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for various scenes but less accurate is the motive power. The first locomotive in these scenes is ex-GWR 5600 Class 0-6-2T No.6619, a locomotive not built until 1928 and although preserved on the NYMR would never have been seen in the area whilst in service. It is also painted in 1950s BR black. The second locomotive is K1 Class 2-6-0 No.2005, a locomotive not built until 1949. These inaccurate scenes were filmed at Levisham station and Newtondale Halt.