1hr 41mins
Dir: Sidney Furie
Starring: Frank Sinatra and Peter Vaughan

An American businessman is unwittingly duped into killing a spy

This unsuccessful British espionage film features a background story whereby a defecting spy is taking a train journey to Russia across Europe. The part of the journey from France to Frankfurt actually uses the Bluebell Railway (!) with one of the line’s ex-LBSCR Class AIX ‘Terrier’ 0-6-0Ts and ex-GWR ‘Dukedog’ 4-4-0 No.3217 working trains. Stations used appear to be Kingscote and Horsted Keynes. There is also a partly obscured low-level run-by of an express on the Southern Region hauled by one of the Bulleid Pacific’s in their last year of operation, and the wheels and motion of a passing train, probably also of a Southern region express. All rather odd given the context of the film. The movie was based on Francis Clifford’s 1966 novel of the same name.

This appears to be Horsted Keynes on the Bluebell Railway with a train arriving behind a ‘Terrier’ 0-6-0 tank.
As the train has come to a stand we get a clearer view of the coaching stock but not the locomotive, which is shrouded in steam
This night shot appears to have been filmed at Kingscote. The locomotive though is former GWR ‘Dukedog’ 4-4-0 No.3217.
The railway scenes are supplemented by this rather random shot of a Southern Region express passing at the hands of a Bulleid Pacific. It is a filthy wet day and the camera is apparently stood in the four foot of the adjacent running line!