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Spotlight on the Night Mail, Short Movie, 1948 IMDB

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2016-07-14 23:37

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17 minute straightforward remake of original Night Mail film, now based on a journey from Euston to Aberdeen. Taken from the 2007 BFI re-issue of Night Mail on DVD
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... but not on other reissues such as those by GPO/BBC. Can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fylS9u_njNQ . The way the film is presented suggests there was a Spotlight series of topics, but no mention on imdb page.

Rejects in opening London scenes
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Van; taxi; Henlys van. If same Henlys they did coachbuilt Bentleys, had a spectacular 1930s showroom
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(from /movie_2365114-Roadways.html ) and were a big Jag dealer much later.

Engines: lots of continuity goofs at Euston as they get the loco ready and hook it up to depart. Starts off as this one (which might be 46210
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then becomes 6207
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then 46210 (again)
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then flips and becomes 46106
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Then at Crewe (10-50) becomes 6234 Duchess of Abercorn (a village in West Lothian but a Dukedom created in Ireland).
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I know they had to change engines a few times on this run so not necessarily a full goof, until the flipping trickery starts again with 46211
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after which I gave up trying to keep .. um .... track.

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