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Yes, I saw the programme. The tender crest was covered up with 'DB', I think, lettering, not with SNCF! The last few minutes, where the villain tries to escape and then commits suicide by standing in front of the approaching train on the opposing track, looked very much like Wansford to me. But the shots were carefully controlled to leave out details such as signals and station buildings.

Coach exteriors, and possibly some interiors, were Nene Valley Railway's (NVR) stock, I am sure.

Good story, but shame they could not use one of the NVR continental locos for a bit more realism.
 

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'Railways on the Screen' by the late John Huntley says that in 'Young Winston' Longmoor Military Railway was used. This was almost certainly the location and possibly the source of locos for the 0-6-0 and goods trucks where Winston is escaping - the level ground is also typical of the LMR. But the 'Amoured Train' sequence is more difficult. I don't think it is the NYMR - too craggy for that part of the world. Possibly somewhere in Scotland or just possibly the Grassington branch? Can anybody out there help?

Good watching for railway films for 2006.
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BEHIND THE SCENES OF POIROT: THE MYSTERY OF THE BLUE TRAIN

Programme on ITV 3 tonight (Tuesday 3rd Jan) at 9pm, looking at the making of the new series. May reveal a bit more about the train scenes.

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Have just watched 'The making of Poirot' on ITV3. Railway confirmed as Nene Valley Railway, and clearly 'City of Peterborough' in disguise, though not explicitly stated as such. The BR crest was covered over, not by 'DB' as I thought in my previous posting but by a 30s style 'LTB' for 'Le Train Bleu'. Shed Plate left on was 35, either D or B - not quite clear which.

Carriage exteriors at NVR, with subsequent digital manipulation of the surrounding landscape. Interior carriage shots at Shepperton Studios with appropriate lighting effects and sound.

Hope this makes things clearer for those seeking information.

None of the other three stories in the series seems to have a railway in it, alas.

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Thanks to LMS 10456 for the suggestion about Cornwall. I somehow managed to fail to spot the 14xx lurking under the 'armour plate'. I think somewhere in the West Country is most likely, although it's some time since I've been that way.

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My thanks to Edwin re the Abercrave location. According to the 'British Railway Atlas 1955', published by Ian Allan, the line through Abercrave was already 'goods only' then. I've only been to South Wales twice, the first time was when I was only a year and a half old - but I do remember the 0-6-0PT on the train.

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