Didcot Railway Centre
GWS Logo
Didcot Railway Centre
Home of the Great Western Society

Filming and Functions

Page last updated:
On the set of Anna Karenina
On the set of The Film-maker's son
On the set of Carrie's War

Film and TV Credits

Didcot Engine Shed as Moscow station in the 2012 film of Anna Karenina
Didcot Engine Shed as Moscow station in the 2012 film of Anna Karenina
Focus Features

A guide to films and television productions that have used Didcot Railway Centre as a location, and locomotives you can see at the Railway Centre that have travelled to other locations to appear in films.


Title Date Starring Location Locomotives and rolling stock
Age of Steam (television documentary) 2003Fred Dibnah (presenter)Didcot Railway Centre5051
Anna Karenina (film) 2012Keira KnightleyDidcot Engine Shed (as Moscow station)5322, 3822, vintage carriages
Bliss of Mrs Blossom, The (film) 1968Shirley MacLaineTaplow6106 painted in psychedelic livery
Breakthrough (music video) 1989QueenNene Valley Railway3822
Brilliant Brunel (television documentary) 2010Dan Cruickshank (presenter)Didcot Transfer ShedFire Fly
C. S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia (television documentary) 2005Anton RodgersDidcot Railway Centre 
Camomile Lawn, The (television film) 1992Felicity KendalDidcot Transfer Shed 
Carrie’s War (television film) 2004Keeley FawcettDidcot Transfer Shed (as Paddington station) 
Elephant Man, The (film) 1980John HurtDidcot Transfer Shed 
Film-maker’s Son, The (film) 2013Frank RautenbachDidcot Engine Shed3822
Great Britons, Isambard Kingdom Brunel (television documentary) 2002Jeremy Clarkson (presenter)Didcot Broad Gauge Railway 
Great British Railway Journeys: Windsor to Didcot (television documentary) 2011Michael Portillo (presenter)Travelling Post Office apparatus5322, TPO coach 814
Heroes of Telemark (film) 1964Kirk Douglas, Richard HarrisSouthampton DocksBonnie Prince Charlie (before the loco was preserved)
Ike: The War Years (television film) 1979Robert Duvall, Lee RemickMarylebone station, London6998 and GWR coaches
Incredible Sarah, The (film) 1976Glenda JacksonDidcot Engine Shed (as Dover and Paris stations)7808
Meetings with Remarkable Men 1979Dragan MaksimovicDidcot Lifting Shop (as an Asian locomotive works)5051
One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing (film) 1975Derek NimmoMarylebone station, London5322
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (film) 2011Robert Downey Jnr, Jude LawDidcot Engine Shed (as a German armaments factory)3738, 6697
Thank You Comrades (television film) 1978Ben Kingsley, David Howey, Michael TroughtonDidcot Engine ShedASMO van decorated as a Russian cinema train
These Foolish Things (film) 2006Charlotte LucasDidcot Transfer Shed1340
Three Men in a Boat (television) 1975Tim Curry, Michael Palin, Stephen MooreDidcot Engine Shed (as Waterloo station)5322
War Heroes (television documentary) 2010Dan Cruickshank (presenter)Didcot Railway Centre5322
Wolvercote Tongue, The (television, Inspector Morse) 1987John Thaw, Kevin WhatelyDidcot Railway Centre (as itself)6106
Young Winston (film) 1972Simon Ward, Edward WoodwardCraig-y-Nos (South Wales)1466 as South African War armoured locomotive


Recreating the golden age of the Great Western Railway