Dir: Danny Boyle
Starring: Axel Etal and Lewis McGibbon
Two young boys find a million pounds in stolen cash and must use it before the adoption of the euro makes the cash redundant
This comedy-drama has some really good contemporary railway scenes. The two young lads, played by Axel Etal and Lewis McGibbon, live with their dad close to a railway line, and there are a huge number of time-lapsed abstract shots of passing traffic on the West Coast Main Line including: Class 87 and Class 90 electric hauled passenger services, a rare glimpse of a passenger service hauled by two-tone green heritage liveried Class 47 No.47851 Traction Magazine with the DVT behind, HST’s, a Class 390 ‘Pendolino’ EMU, a Class 220 ‘Voyager ‘DEMU, a Class 37 hauled freight consisting of covered car carriers and a Class 90-hauled Freightliner. Other passing trains include a Class 66 hauled freight consisting of Ferrywagons and a distant shot of a two-car Class 150/1 DMU. This was all shot in the Widnes area. The opening sequence has the boys cycling beneath a railway viaduct as a Freightliner and an HST pass overhead. The sequence involving the robbery of a mail train used a rake of three GUV parcels vans top-and-tailed by a pair of Class 37 diesels, No’s.37669 and 37695. These scenes were filmed at Liverpool Lime Street station and on the preserved East Lancashire Railway. Another Class 90 and a Class 156 ‘Sprinter’ DMU are discernible in the scenes at Lime Street station.