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Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by DisusedBranch, Nov 13, 2018.

    My ex-wife is having a few days holiday in Pickering and says there's a lot going on at the station at night, whistling (I assume locos) and such. Does nyone know what's going on? Filming or something?

    Just curious.
     
  1. Steve

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    Filming. for a feature film I'm not allowed to say more. Should be finished by the time you read this.
     
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  2. Thanks!
     
  3. I received a wryly amused message this morning...

    "So, had a bit of a snoop this morning. They’re derigging today. Nearly got on the station before we got stopped. Official line is a channel 5 documentary. That doesn’t need 4 Panalux trucks (a Panovision company) stuffed full of lights, or a couple of self drive hire vans from Borehamwood (that’s where Pinewood studios is based isn’t it?) Security said station was closed for de rigging. I asked what for and it was a real “um, err, um, ah , um...a documentary :) :) "

    Downton? Although the TV series railway scenes were filmed on the Bluebell. Maybe the film company is a bit more clued-up on its railway heritage?
     
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    Your correspondent is mistaken. Elstree Studios are the ones near Borehamwood. Pinewood is near Uxbridge.
     
  5. Makes no odds, apparently some 'buffs' (her word, not mine) gave the game away in the pub last night. Their secret is safe with me.

    Regards,

    Bates.
     
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    Weren't they supposed to be filming Victoria in North Yorkshire?
     
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    Saw pics of a TPO from the G.C.R. being unloaded at N.Y.M.R. on faceache last week. Don't suppose that could have been involved at all.........:rolleyes::Troll:
     
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    I am surprised that moving a large railway vehicle from railway A to railway B is easier than moving the production team the other way.
     
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    We've discussed this lots of times before; suffice to say the rolling stock is only one reason why a film company might choose a particular location, and far and away the easiest to move. (Consider that it was easier to move the Wainwright C class and twelve Victorian / Edwardian carriages from Sheffield Park to Kings Cross for the filming of "Wonder Woman", than it was to move Kings Cross Station to the middle of Sussex...)

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    Or quickly assembling an overall roof at Loughborough or Leicester North and then removing it again, assuming that was the feature that appealed about Pickering.
     
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    You obviously have no appreciation of film sets aand the amount of both people and kit involved with a couple of of days filming if you think that
     
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    Further to my last post I have no idea of the costs involved in the production but from seeing what was involved I would put the set up costs well into six figures and probably approaching 1/4 million. You don't want to do that twice so paying a few thousand to bring in a single coach is a small extra price.
     
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    Correct. Elstree Film & Television is in Borehamwood, just over the road from BBC Elstree and adjacent to Tesco's - which itself was built on land formerly belonging to Elstree Film Studios.
     
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    Thank you for putting me right.
     
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    I don't know about this ^^^^ but a few weeks ago, Whitehaven Marina was invaded by a TV/film crew - I saw only the two Panalux, but the number of trailers, "self-drive" Luton vans, masses of kit and a vast number of bodies apparently gainfully employed with gaffa/camera tape ... luckily they were only there for two days filming as their presence was "quite disruptive" ! trying to park was a nightmare (and we have dedicated permit spaces).
     
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    You can do anything with CGI. Didn’t Rothley once play the part of Paddington? {So my guess is they needed thousands of extras with Yorkshire accents. ;-) }


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    Not a very recent filming job but I have recently been watching the BBC comedy Series The Detectives starring Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell as I treated myself to the DVD boxset.
    I had totally forgotten that they had filmed an Episode called The Great Escape on the NYMR in the 1990's using one of the Diesels and some carriages to represent a modern day train from which a convict escapes. I had also forgotten how funny this Series was. Some brilliant writing and jokes which probably wouldn't be broadcast today on the PC BBC!
    The Episode is available to watch here:
    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&r...ideo/x5da0rt&usg=AOvVaw1hk5PlltzbKVd_dBLgagTs
     
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    I well remember that being filmed! A lot of the interior shots on the train were filmed with a couple of coaches containing cast and crew attached to the back of ordinary service trains - steam hauled ordinary service trains!

    Steven
     
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    Those who watch Freeview 81 (Talking Pictures) might have noticed how many of the older b&w films, usually crime related, are on, or very close, to railways. Was the railway seen as a place where crime was prevalent? Or was it inspired by Agatha Christie and her books which featured railways? However, heritage lines do seem to have been well featured in Miss Marple and Poirot mysteries. The DSR, G&WSR, and WSR to name but three are featured. No comment about continuity and wrong locos and stock. :eek:
    Churston, on the DSR, was Agatha's and her families local station when at home by the River Dart.
     

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