Dir: Steve Sekely
Starring: Howard Keel and Nicole Maurey
A meteor blinds almost everyone in the world and alien plants wreak havoc
This science-fiction film is broadly based on John Wyndham’s 1951 post-apocalyptic novel and features a chilling scene whereby an express train ploughs into the buffer stops at a terminus station after the footplate crew have been blinded. This was filmed at London Marylebone using a BR Standard ‘Black Five’ Class 5MT 4-6-0 as motive power with the subsequent crash using a studio set. The train’s arrival was captured on film and then speeded-up for use in the sequence, the original shot at normal speed can be found on the Video 125 DVD Steam on 35mm.