1hr 47mins
Dir: Thom Eberhardt
Starring: Ben Kingsley and Michael Caine

In reality, Sherlock Holmes is a mediocre detective and it is Watson who is the real sleuth

This interesting comedy is a parody on the real Sherlock Holmes stories and features some scenes filmed on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, including Lakeside station itself, with ex-Manchester Ship Canal Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T No.31 Hamburg from the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway on a train of two Metropolitan Railway coaches from the Vintage Carriages Trust at Ingrow. Despite this, however, the scene filmed onboard used a Mk1 coach, presumably also filmed on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite.

Manchester Ship Canal Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T No.31 Hamburg runs alongside the River Leven
Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley inside a compartment of a Mk1 carriage
Hamburg brings its train into Lakeside station on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. The station masquerades as Windermere for the film but this is almost factually true. The station sits at the southern end of Lake Windermere and from its opening in 1869 by the Furness Railway until eventual closure by BR in 1965 it was known as Windermere Lake Side.
As the train carrying Holmes and Watson pulls into the platform behind, a local brass band plays in a scene reminiscent of The Railway Children
A close up of Hamburg drawing to a stand
This is the view from the train. Beyond the crowds can be seen a boat standing on the waters of the lake
The station offers direct connections to Windermere ferry cruises and this is Lakeside Pier, on the opposite side of the station building, which is on the right. The entrance to the platform seen in the above shot is in the right hand background opposite the boat.