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The Making of "The Railway Children" Paperback – 28 Mar 2010

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  • Paperback: 52 pages
  • Publisher: Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Preservation Society (28 Mar. 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0902438336
  • ISBN-13: 978-0902438330
  • Package Dimensions: 20.6 x 14.4 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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This compact 52 page booklet has been produced to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1970 film 'The Railway Children'. Much of the filmimg was done on location on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (KWVR) in West Yorkshire; this publication has been produced by the KWVR Preservation Society. It is a collection of articles by various members of the KWVR Society team, and is well illustrated with photographs taken at the time of filming by Society members, together with some stills from the film itself.

In fact, 'collection of articles' does not do justice; it is a well-prepared account of the filming, and begins with an account by the late Bob Cryer, the much-respected local M.P. who was one of the founders of the KWVR; it effectively sets the scene for what follows. There is a brief but revealing article on the author of the book on which the film is based, Edith Nesbit. Also there is an account of previous productions of 'The Railway Children'. BBC Television made no fewer than four versions prior to this 'big screen' production, whose screenplay was written by the director, Lionel Jeffries. There are sections on various key parts of the film, such as the landslide, the boy falling in the tunnel, and the appearance of father near the end of the film. I particularly liked an article by Graham Mitchell, who at the time of filming was a master at a school in the Midlands, and visited the KWVR a few times a month where he would often work as a guard; indeed he appears as such in the film. His account is very amusing with anecdotes about how the film-makers would make sudden (impossible?) demands for steam locomotives to be spirited out of nowhere.
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This is a fabulous account of the making of one of the fantastic classic films which was filmed in a wonderful location. Magic
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