1hr 04mins
Dir: Darcy Conyers
Starring: Michael Crawford and Keith Davis

Two rival children’s gangs in London decide to enter a soapbox derby

This family drama from the Children’s Film Foundation has a number of quite extensive scenes filmed around Battersea Wharf and Nine Elms Goods Depot. Although no locomotives are present, a whole host of miscellaneous wagons can be seen as well as a steam crane. Also, a very prominent feature of one shot is the old Southern Railway grain warehouse dating from 1936. Later, there is a scene filmed on Chelsea Bridge, and just discernible in the background, are some SR EMU’s passing in front of Battersea Power Station.

Some wagons and a disused crane stand in Railway Wharf, between Nine Elms and Vauxhall
A railway wagon is creeping into shot on the right whilst, through the gate, is Nine Elms Lane
In a view set back slightly from that above (note the advertising hoarding on Nine Elms Lane), we get a glimpse of Nine Elms North Goods Depot dominating the skyline. Note the wagon turntable in the foreground and the wagons outside the goods depot in the background.
Above the bonnet of the truck can be seen a whole host of loaded wagons standing outside Nine Elms North Goods Depot
This is Railway Wharf again and the huge concrete edifice in the background is the old Southern Railway grain warehouse
This shot has been added for completeness, though it is far from clear. Keith Davis stands on Chelsea Bridge with Battersea Power Station behind him. Running in front of the power station are some Southern Region EMU’s.