1hr 50mins
Dir: Carol Reed
Starring: Michael Redgrave and Margaret Lockwood

The son of a coal miner enters politics with the aim of improving their conditions

This drama is based on A. J. Cronin’s 1935 novel of the same name and features a very rare shot of an ex-LNWR tender loco (partly obscured, but possibly a 2F ‘Cauliflower’ 0-6-0) departing Workington Central on a single coach train. Workington Central was on the old Cleator & Workington Junction Railway, and had closed to passengers in April 1931. However, it remained open for goods for a further 33 years until complete closure in May 1964.

The single-coach local is brought into Workington Central by a vintage tender loco of LNWR origin but with LMS branding on the tender
As the train pulls out we get another glimpse of the unkempt station platform
The train departs and from this angle one can see that the majority of the station infrastructure has also been removed. The canopy structure is still extant but it would not offer any protection as all the roof has gone.