The Thirty Nine Steps

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The Thirty Nine Steps was a 1978 film featuring Robert Powell as Richard Hannay. During the film Hannay flees to Scotland on a train, but is forced to make a daredevil escape on a bridge when police board. The scene was filmed on Victoria Bridge using LMS Ivatt Class 2 46443 (in MRMidland Railway livery as No 644) and five of the SVRSevern Valley Railway's LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway carriages with 'Midland' stickers applied. The scene also featured the first film speaking part for an SVRSevern Valley Railway 'extra' - the driver shouting out "Come on, there's another train due, come on!" was the SVRSevern Valley Railway's John Price[1].

A television spin-off Hannay, also featuring Robert Powell, was filmed on the SVRSevern Valley Railway during 1987.


  1. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 50

See also

List of film and TV productions filmed on the Severn Valley Railway