HIGH FLIGHT

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GB
1957
1hr 29mins
Dir: John Gilling
Starring: Ray Milland and Anthony Newley

New cadets train to be pilots with the Royal Air Force

There is a scene in this cold war drama where Kenneth Haigh flies his Percival P.56 Provost training aircraft down a river and momentarily chases an express. The train is formed of carmine and cream-liveried stock hauled by an ex-LNER B1 Class 4-6-0. Although it is not known exactly where this stunt was filmed it is believed to have been somewhere in Lincolnshire along either the Sleaford Canal or the nearby River Witham.

Due to the speed of the aircraft involved the train is but a blur though it is clear enough to identify. The loco is an ex-LNER B1.