GB 1959 1hr 35mins Dir: Sidney Gilliat Starring: Ian Carmichael and Alastair Sim
A television personality becomes a Conservative candidate at a by-election
This satirical comedy features a number of railway scenes. Ian Carmichael takes a journey to his constituency by train at the start of the film. He leaves London Marylebone onboard Mk.1 coaching stock, but no locomotive is visible. En route, we see the familiar stock shot of ex-LMS ‘Royal Scot’ Class 4-6-0 No.46100 Royal Scot on Bushey troughs, seen firstly in Cage of Gold (1950 qv). The arrival scenes were filmed at Windsor & Eton Central station, masquerading as ‘Earndale’, with an ex-GWR ‘Hall’ Class 4-6-0 at the head of the arriving train and a rake of GWR suburban stock in an adjacent platform, with a 9400 Class 0-6-0PT at the front. Windsor & Eton Central station appears again on several further occasions, with a near identical shot of another train arriving behind a ‘Hall’ with a 9400 Class Pannier Tank in the adjacent platform.