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1hr 31mins
Dir: David Green
Starring: Phil Collins and Julie Walters

The life of the great train robber Buster Edwards

The early part of the film features a relatively realistic depiction of the Great Train Robbery of 1963 filmed on the Great Central Railway at Swithland Sidings. Preserved Class 40 No.40106 was repainted into early BR green with small yellow warning panel and was fitted with mock split-headcode indicator boxes so as to represent D326, the actual class member involved. The GCR’s mail set was also ‘disguised’ on one side with flush sides so as to represent the ex-LMS mail coaches involved in the robbery. All in all, this was a well-recreated example of the historical event with much thought having gone into the continuity of the film. It would also appear that one piece of stock footage from the British Transport Films archives, of a mail train leaving a station, was used in this sequence.

This is the BTF stock shot of a mail train pulling out of a station
The mail train is brought to a stand at the false signal aspect. A good deal of authenticity went into recreating the event, even the 1M44 head code was correct.
The mail train in the process of being robbed. The mail coach is vehicle M30224M. In reality, this was M30204M.