Iconic film scenes on trains!
All unnecessary travel is off-limits during the Covid-19 pandemic and daily activities have come to a halt. For many this means no more daily commute, working from home and quarantining away from our friends and family. If you are like us, you may be missing travelling on trains.
If you are looking for a way to fill the hole rail travel has left, here are a list of iconic movies featuring your favourite type of transport:
The Railway Children (1970)
When we mention railways and films, this British classic is one of the first that comes to mind. The Railway Children is a period film about Edwardian children exiled to the Yorkshire Dales who spend most of their days waiting for trains on the railway line. The film was shot on the Keighly line and features Oakworth station.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I (2010)
The Harry Potter franchise does not shy away from train shots, with every film featurng scenes in Kings Cross Station. The most spine-tingling is when the deatheaters search for Harry on the Hogwarts Express – filmed on the line between Fort William and Malliag in Scotland.
Action scenes on trains have been popular for years and who could do it better than James Bond? Skyfall sees Bond battle it out on top of a moving train. Sources report that Daniel Craig filmed a lot of his own stunts in this scene, which was shot in the picturesque location of Adana in Turkey.
The Train to Busan (2016)
Trains are often romanticised with beautiful scenery but not in the Train to Busan. The film captures the chaos of a busy commute but adds a zombie attack into the mix. The combination of zombies in confined carriages will have you biting your nails but unable to switch off. The film is South-Korean and was shot in Seoul.
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
An Agatha Christine classic, whilst the remake in 2017 is not bad, the original 1974 version of Murder on the Orient Express hits all the right tracks. The film is a traditional murder mystery and takes place on the luxury Orient Express Train from London to Venice.
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Wes Anderson is known to have a love for trains, travelling to and from countries with many of his interviews conducted in train carriages. In The Darjeeling Limited, his passion is beautifully brought to screen. The film follows three brothers on a tale of self-discovery and adventure through India, shot in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
All travel is currently not advised unless necessary or if you are a keyworker, stay safe and stay home. If you are planning to travel by rail in the future, find out more about how to get the cheapest train tickets at nationalrail.com.