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Class 50s on TV and film

A line-up of our class 50 locomotives at Kidderminster on the Severn Valley Railway

Members of the class have appeared in a variety of TV and film roles over the years. We present here a list of the these appearances and links where we can find them.

If you know of any other appearances or can help fill any gaps below then please let us know and we will add them to the page.

TV / Movie

Location

Date

Loco

Notes

ITV Return Of The Saint

Kensal Green Gas Works, London

-

Unknown loco

BBC Sykes

Scotland

1972

D415

Full episode, not the sketch

London Paddington

1979

50008 Thunderer

London Paddington

1979

50049 Defiance

50049 identified with 1 other. Episode is called Rouge

BBC Play for Today

Kemble

1980

Unknown loco

Dreams of Leaving

Maidenhead,Berkshire

1980

50002 Superb

Birmingham New Street

1980

unknown

Music Video

ITV Minder

Westbourne Park

1983

Unknown loco

ITV The Bill

Old Oak Common Yard, London

1987

50015 & 50036 + 1 unknown

Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin

London Paddington & Clapham Junction

1987

50013 and unknown

Music Video

London Waterloo & various locations on route to Exeter

1988

50046 & 50050?

Documentary locations on the line Waterloo - Exeter

London Waterloo

1988

50019 Ramilies

Episode was called Dates. Just a glimpse through the platform door

ITV Inspector Morse

London Paddington

1989

Unknown loco

In the background on the blocks of Platform 9 in episode called The Last Enemy Series 3

ITV Cracker

East Lancs Railway Bury

1993

50008 Thunderer

Posing as unknown location in program Series 1 episode 1

Sailsbury

2004

50031 & 50049

Factual railway series shown on Discovery Homes & Leisure with a trip on a rail tour to Par.

Clean Bandit


Mid Hants Railway

2017

50027

Music Video

Netflix The Stranger

Bury

2022

Unknown loco

Channel 5 Electric Dreams

Mid Hants Railway

2022

50027 Lion

The Commuter

Keithley Station

2023

50008 Thunderer

Various scenes in the opening episode

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