Main title from The Railway Children (1970) (2). From the celebrated novel by E Nesbit. Copyright MCMLXX by EMI Film Productions Limited. All rights reserved

The Railway Children

(1970)

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| Film | United Kingdom | Colour | Drama, Family | 1h 49min |
U
| Stars: Dinah Sheridan, Bernard Cribbins, William Mervyn | Director: Lionel Jeffries

Three Edwardian children and their mother move to Yorkshire when their father is imprisoned as a spy, and have adventures on the railway line while helping to prove his innocence

Cast

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Screenshot from The Railway Children (1970) (2) featuring Dinah Sheridan (as Mrs Waterbury)
Mrs Waterbury
The Railway Children (1970) screenshot (9) | Bernard Cribbins
Bernard Cribbins
Albert Perks
The Railway Children (1970) screenshot (11) | William Mervyn
William Mervyn
Old Gentleman
The Railway Children (1970) screenshot (12) | Iain Cuthbertson
Iain Cuthbertson
Charles Waterbury
The Railway Children (1970) screenshot (3) | Jenny Agutter
Jenny Agutter
Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Waterbury
The Railway Children (1970) screenshot (1) | Sally Thomsett
Sally Thomsett
Phyllis Waterbury
The Railway Children (1970) screenshot (5) | Gary Warren
Gary Warren
Peter Waterbury
Peter Bromilow
Doctor
The Railway Children (1970) screenshot (7) | Ann Lancaster
Ann Lancaster
Ruth
Gordon Whiting
Russian
The Railway Children (1970) screenshot (4) | Beatrix Mackey
Beatrix Mackey
Aunt Emma
Deddie Davies
Mrs Perks
The Railway Children (1970) screenshot (10) | David Lodge
David Lodge
Bandmaster
Christopher Witty
Jim
The Railway Children (1970) screenshot (8) | Brenda Cowling
Brenda Cowling
Mrs Viney
Paddy Ward
Cart Man
Erik Chitty
Photographer
Sally James
Maid
Dominic Allan
CID Man
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Reviews

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Fresh and agreeable family film with many pleasing touches to compensate for its meandering plot. (Halliwell’s)

News

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Return of the Train, promotional advertisement by Virgin Trains from 2005.  Clever CGI transports Margaret Lockwood and Day May Whitty from The Lady Vanishes (1938) to the present day

Margaret Lockwood featured in unique Virgin Trains advertisement

Date posted

Virgin’s ‘The Return of the Train’ advertising campaign features film stars from six classic movies mixed with present-day passengers.

Pictures

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Screenshot from The Railway Children (1970) (12) featuring Iain Cuthbertson (as Charles Waterbury)
Screenshot from The Railway Children (1970) (11) featuring William Mervyn (as Old Gentleman)
Screenshot from The Railway Children (1970) (10) featuring David Lodge (as Bandmaster)
Screenshot from The Railway Children (1970) (9) featuring Bernard Cribbins (as Albert Perks)
Screenshot from The Railway Children (1970) (8) featuring Brenda Cowling (as Mrs Viney)
Screenshot from The Railway Children (1970) (7) featuring Ann Lancaster (as Ruth)
Screenshot from The Railway Children (1970) (6) featuring Amelia Bayntun (as Cook)
Screenshot from The Railway Children (1970) (5) featuring Gary Warren (as Peter Waterbury)
Screenshot from The Railway Children (1970) (4) featuring Beatrix Mackey (as Aunt Emma)
Screenshot from The Railway Children (1970) (3) featuring Jenny Agutter (as Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Waterbury)
Screenshot from The Railway Children (1970) (2) featuring Dinah Sheridan (as Mrs Waterbury)
Screenshot from The Railway Children (1970) (1) featuring Sally Thomsett (as Phyllis Waterbury)
Main title from The Railway Children (1970) (12). Directed by Lionel Jeffries
Main title from The Railway Children (1970) (11)
Main title from The Railway Children (1970) (10)
Main title from The Railway Children (1970) (9)
Main title from The Railway Children (1970) (8)
Main title from The Railway Children (1970) (7). With Miss Jenny Agutter, Miss Sally Thomsett, Master Gary Warren – the railway children
Main title from The Railway Children (1970) (6). Mr Iain Cuthbertson
Main title from The Railway Children (1970) (5). Mr William Mervyn
Main title from The Railway Children (1970) (4). Mr Bernard Cribbins
Main title from The Railway Children (1970) (3). Starring Miss Dinah Sheridan
Main title from The Railway Children (1970) (2). From the celebrated novel by E Nesbit. Copyright MCMLXX by EMI Film Productions Limited. All rights reserved
Main title from The Railway Children (1970) (1). EMI Film Productions Limited

Production

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Screenshot from Please Turn Over (1959) (5) featuring Lionel Jeffries
Lionel Jeffries
Director / Writer (screenplay)
E Nesbit
Writer (from the celebrated novel by) / Writer (novel)

Companies

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The Railway Children (1970) opening credits (1)
EMI Film Productions
Production company
MGM-EMI
Distribution company
Optimum Releasing
Distribution company