1hr 48mins
Dir: Graham Baker
Starring: Sam Neill and Lisa Harrow

Spawn of the devil Damien is now fully grown and ready to prevent the second coming of the Nazarene

This horror was the third of four installments in The Omen series but the only one to feature anything related to Britain’s railways. The film was initially marketed as just The Final Conflict and features a scene filmed at a rural railway viaduct. This was the Treffry Viaduct across the Luxulyan Valley near St Austell in Cornwall. An interesting and historic dual-purpose railway viaduct and aqueduct, it opened in 1844 but only ever carried a horse-drawn tramway. It had ceased to be used by 1940 but the Newquay branch still passes beneath. There is also a scene filmed at the junction of Brick Lane and Pedley Street in London with the lines out of Liverpool Street visible in the cutting behind the bridge. A pair of blue-liveried Class 306 EMU’s pass through on their way out of Liverpool Street. Finally, there is a scene filmed onboard an A stock train as it arrives into Wapping station, still part of the Metropolitan Line at the time.

The Treffry Viaduct in Cornwall, still looking rather grand
The viaduct is also seen from ground level as a body is thrown off the parapet
This shot from the corner of Brick Lane and Pedley Street gives us a lovely and somewhat unexpected glimpse of a Class 306 EMU on its way out of London’s Liverpool Street station
This is the interior of an A stock train, and the Underground roundel on the wall outside reads Wapping.