1hr 40mins
Dir: Arthur Nadel
Starring: Robert Goulet and Lawrence Dobkin

An American intelligence officer In England joins the French resistance with the hope of kidnapping a valuable German general

Many of the English scenes in this Anglo-American war drama were in fact filmed in Ireland, and there is some lengthy footage that takes place at Enniscorthy station in County Wexford, masquerading in the film as St. Chaubin. A passing mixed freight and a shunting sequence uses Class 421 diesel hydraulic locomotive number E424 and, despite the differing views, it is probably the only loco used. Built in 1962, this is totally anachronistic for a film set during the Second World War. There is also a scene later that appears to have been filmed at a waterworks, with a narrow-gauge train of tippler wagons being propelled out of a tunnel by a small diesel locomotive. It would be very interesting to find out where this took place.

A busy scene at Enniscorthy with a mixed freight passing through the station hauled by a Class 421 diesel hydraulic shunter
A Class 421 shunts an inspection saloon into the loading bank at Enniscorthy
Having gently positioned the carriage the locomotive pulls clear, revealing its identity to be No.E424
Robert Goulet at Enniscorthy stood in the shade provided by cattle vans
A member of the resistance, dressed as a German soldier, oversees proceedings. This shot shows the rear of the vintage inspection saloon in clearer detail along with the goods shed and sidings in the background.
This overall view of Enniscorthy shows a Class 421 shunting the yard. St. Aidan’s Cathedral forms an imposing backdrop.
This interesting view shows the interior of the inspection saloon with more of the station visible through the windows
In this final view at Enniscorthy, a 2nd class laminate carriage has been coupled to the old inspection saloon
And now for something completely different. I would be very interested to know where this narrow-gauge railway is located, and what it served.