Rail Books - Free UK Postage on Orders Above £20!
Cart 0
Horton's Guide to Britain's Railways in Feature Films
Silver Link Publishing

Horton's Guide to Britain's Railways in Feature Films

Regular price £10.00

Railways and the cinema have a long association, from early silent films to Harry Potter. This enlarged second edition lists almost 1,000 feature films that have British railway content, and gives details of where the sequences were filmed, whether on the contemporary railway or more recently using the facilities of today's preserved lines.

The first film to use a railway as part of the storyline was the saucy A Kiss in the Tunnel in 1900. Since then hundreds of feature films have used railways as a backdrop or as an important plot ingredient, including Train of Events, The Titfiekd Thunderbolt, The Ladykillers, Oh Mr Porter, The Railway Children and, more recently, several of the 'James Bond' and 'Harry Potter' films, as well as many where the railway — steam, diesel or electric — makes a brief and tantalising appearance, unwittingly providing a living archive of railway footage.

  • Enlarged and updated second edition;
  • The railway element of almost 1,000 films described, from 1900 to the present day;
  • Steam, diesel and electric - contemporary scenes and preserved railways;
  • Includes trams, the London Underground and Irish railway scenes;
  • Filming locations identified; and
  • Howlers, continuity errors and fascinating trivia.

Softback, 208 pages, black & white and colour photographs

ISBN: 9781857943344

Most orders are dispatched within two working days of receipt of cleared payment. If there is going to be a significant delay, we will endeavour to contact you and give you an estimated dispatch time.

Please be aware that advance orders will be sent as soon as the relevant book has been published. 

When placing your order, please ensure that you add the correct full shipping address to your order. This includes house number, street name, zip code/post code. If parcels are returned on account of an incorrect shipping address we will contact you to seek the correct address and also ask that you pay a contribution towards posting the parcel to you a second time. 


All orders over £20.00 are post free to all UK addresses. For orders of £20 or less, a £1.50 postage fee will be added. These are normally sent via Royal Mail 48 Hour (the business equivalent of 2nd class mail) which is not tracked. If you require tracking for your, tracking options are available for a small fee. If the service that you require is not shown, please get in touch with us and we can quote for your desired service.

Large, bulky or high value orders may be split in to multiple consignments or sent via courier. There is no additional charge for this and you will be advised at the order fulfillment stage if this happens.


Overseas orders are charged based on weight, and postage will be automatically calculated at checkout. For a postage quotation, please add the items you want to your cart and proceed to the checkout. All orders are usually sent via Air Mail - this is not tracked. If you required your order to be tracked or sent by a different service, please contact us, preferably before checkout.

Royal Mail will only accept parcels up to 5kg in weight (2kg for Canada). If you are ordering multiple items that exceed these limits, please contact us first so that we can advise you of the appropriate shipping rate.

Due to the high volume of parcels going missing, we are no longer able to send untracked orders via third party mail handling services such as Parcel Motel. We are able to send untracked parcels to bona fide PO Box addresses, friends and family members and to work addresses.

Some countries charge import taxes and we suggest that in these cases, you asked for your order to be tracked so the local taxation authorities can trace your parcel.

Updated: 1 April 2020

Share this Product

More from this collection

More by Silver Link Publishing