LUCKY JIM

GB
1957
1hr 35mins
Dir: John Boulting
Starring: Ian Carmichael and Hugh Griffith

Mishaps of a lecturer at a provincial university

This comedy is an adaptation of the 1954 novel of the same name by Kingsley Amis. Ian Carmichael races to a railway station at the climax of the film. This station was Cowley, the intermediate station on the West Drayton-Uxbridge Vine Street branch, and a 6100-series 2-6-2T is seen on an arriving train. The departure shots, however, are at Bushey station on the West Coast main line, though the changeover is remarkably seamless!

This is a rare glimpse of Cowley station in Middlesex.
The arriving car is completely lost because this is Bushey station, on the West Coast main line near Watford, Hertfordshire! Notice Bushey Arches curving round behind the trees.
And now back at Cowley a local GWR suburban train has arrived