GB / US
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.