GB 2011 1hr 37mins Dir: Elliott Lester Starring: Jason Statham and Paddy Considine
A violent and somewhat unorthodox cop is dispatched to hunt down a serial killer who is targeting police officers
This violent action thriller has a most notable railway scene that takes place at Stewarts Lane Depot in Battersea, with the yard outside full of withdrawn, ex-Southeastern Class 508 EMU’s. However, other stock is present. Some of the VSOE Pullmans can be seen inside one of the sheds, whilst outside with the Class 508’s is one of the former Eurostar Class 73 electro-diesels, probably 73130. Southern Class 377 and 455 EMU’s are passing on the background viaducts and these all add to what is an exhilirating sequence of events, despite the depot being described in the film as the ‘railway depot just north of Paddington’! There is an additional shot of Royal Oak Underground station as seen from the former London Taxi Social Club, plus an early aerial view of the Thames at Vauxhall, with the lines from Waterloo just about visible.