On the Trail of The Titfield Thunderbolt


A revised and enlarged edition of the 1998 book on the making in 1952 of the Ealing film,  “The Titfield Thunderbolt”, perhaps the most loved of all feature films with a railway subject, and regularly to be seen on TV.

As well as a brief background to the filming, this book includes a comprehensive guide to the locations used, most of which are within 7 miles of Camden’s offices.

Although inspired by the reopening of the Talyllyn Railway the year before, “The Titfield Thunderbolt” was not highly regarded by critics on its initial release, but is now regarded as one of the classics of the famous Ealing comedies.

This book is enjoyable as a good read, and a ‘must have’ to be by your side next time the Thunderbolt appears on your TV! 56 page, high quality paperback. 35 B&W photos and 4 maps.

 NB. In case you are wondering why a bus features on the cover of a book about a film featuring steam locomotives, one of considerable fame, the film also featured a Bedford bus, which is used by Pearce & Crump, the bus proprietors who are the 'enemy'. An identical Beford to that used in the film is seen in this modern day photograph coming through the village of Freshford, aka 'Titfield'!