Dir: Terence Fisher
Starring: Willard Parker and Virginia Field
A crack space pilot returns to earth to find the planet has been devastated by some unknown force leaving few survivors
The pre-credit sequence of this science-fiction film shows stock footage shot of ex-LSWR D15 Class 4-4-0 No.465 on a passenger train followed by a train driver slumped at the controls of his locomotive. The ensuing crash is made up of footage from The Wrecker (qv) with ex-SECR F1 Class 4-4-0 No.148 being derailed in the film’s spectacular staged crash. There is also a shot of a commuter dropping down dead on the platform of Shepperton station!