GB 1962 6mins Dir: Crea Tarrant Starring: Bob Kitts
A man, troubled and trapped at a deserted station, misses the only train
This marvellous little drama was filmed entirely at Marino station, in County Down, Northern Ireland, and gives a rare glimpse of a Northern Irish country station. The sole character does not speak, but the film has an accompanying soundtrack. Good shots of the station feature throughout the film and the trains, in the form of a pair of 2-car Ulster Transport Authority-built MED (Multi-Engined Diesel) units, are very rare on film. Marino station on the Belfast-Bangor route had closed in November 1957, but the Ulster Transport Authority came under pressure in doing so, and it reopened in January 1960 after public consultation.