Dir: Dan Curtis
Starring: Jack Palance and Pamela Brown
Count Dracula comes to England and is pursued by Van Helsing
This 1973 made-for-TV adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel features a really good scene filmed at Tenterden Town station on the Kent & East Sussex Railway with a short train arriving behind one of the lines diminutive ex-LBSCR A1X Class ‘Terrier’ 0-6-0Ts. Tenterden Town masquerades as ‘Whitby’. The railway scenes that appear later in the film, however, feature two ground level run-bys of GWR 5700-series 0-6-0PT No.5775 from the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Painted in the fictitious light brown livery of the ‘Great Northern & Southern Railway’ and working the ‘Old Gentleman’s Train’, it can be assumed that these shots were filmed for The Railway Children (qv) and then not used. The scene filmed onboard that is shown in this sequence could also have used the Kent & East Sussex.