1. Blake Hall Station
Yesterday afternoon the fbb's watched episode three of the A B C murders with John Malkovich as an aging and faded Poirot. In a far denoument a suspect is pursued by the police and excapes via a load of railway "stuff".
He says farewell to an accomplice in a Midland Region subway ...
... before running under a viaduct as an LNER loco passes overhead with maroon carriages in tow.
The engine has a cast cab-side number plate and a copper-topped chimney! On the other side of the viaduct are some strange colour light signals ...
... and some even stranger semaphores. The same loco rushes past in the opposite direction having instantly coupled to some malachite green carriages.
The pursued person falls, injuring his leg (as you do in films) as another high speed express hurtles towards him.
But no worry; just before the squelch, the points change ...
... as the train passes safely (?) by; still travelling at about 100 mph but now two tracks away.
Sadly fbb could not find the clip where Poirot takes a train to Bexhill (hauled by the LNER loco again) and we see the ticket collector complete with a London Buses Gibson ticket machine.