GB 1985 2hrs 11mins Dir: John Glen Starring: Roger Moore and Grace Jones
James Bond fights a ruthless industrialist with plans to flood the Silicon Valley
This was the fourteenth James Bond spy film, and the last of Roger Moore’s seven appearances as Bond. The final scenes take place at a supposed silver mine in Silicon Valley, in reality, the 2ft narrow-gauge system at the Amberley Museum in West Sussex. The railway’s storage tunnel appeared as the entrance to the mine, with Hudson Hunslet 20hp 2ft gauge diesels No.3097 and ‘Blue Star’ making appearances along with narrow gauge tippler wagons. Later, both of the engines were sent to Pinewood Studios along with a quantity of wagons to film scenes ‘inside the mine’. Many of the railway’s skip wagons still carry ‘Zorin Green’ livery from filming to this day. It should be noted that some external scenes were also shot at a flooded gravel pit near Staines, where Pinewood set up a narrow-gauge railway for the purpose.