Perfect wet afternoon viewing

13 November 2007 by Karen

Black and white photo of an old steam train in a station surrounded by passengers.

The Lion in her heyday

While perusing this week’s TV listings I noticed that our very own Lion locomotive will be starring this week. Channel 4 is showing The Titfield Thunderbolt at 1.30pm on Thursday 15 November.  I’ve never seen the movie but apparently it’s an Ealing Comedy about villagers taking on the powers that be, who threaten to close down their railway, and the Lion is the star of the show. Plenty of charm and gently humour! I’m told that there’s a scene where the villagers get the train down some steps but that a replica was used instead of the real Lion. Sounds like good viewing for a cold afternoon.

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