Dir: James Ivory
Starring: Anthony Hopkins and Vanessa Redgrave
The fortunes of two middle class families overlap
Based upon the 1910 novel of the same name by E. M. Forster, this romantic drama is a story of class relations in turn-of-the-20th-century England and features a number of railway scenes. The preserved Southern Railway 2 BIL EMU No.2090 appears in a scene at London St Pancras station, slightly out of place perhaps but a nice change from the usual ‘shoot anything in steam’ protocol used for most period films. A number of ‘hired in’ box vans add further to this atmospheric spectacle. There are also some shots filmed on the Severn Valley Railway with GWR ‘City’ Class 4-4-0 No.3440 City of Truro as the train engine. Both the Victoria Bridge and Bewdley station appear in these scenes, with Bewdley station masquerading as ‘Hilton’.