Film 'One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing' locomotive identify?

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  1. fv43576

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    I have finish watch this film, I saw a part locomotive pass the level cross. I don't recognize that place with name Wooburn Green. I don't know if I am right is that record at Didcot railway center?
    I know the locomotive is GWR but not sure the type and the number if anyone know.
     
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    Wooburn Green is in Buckinghamshire and closed in 1970.
     
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    According to "Horton's Guide to Britain's Railways in Feature Films" the film, shot in 1975, was partly done at Marylebone using '4300' class 4-6-0 number 5322 and coaching stock from Didcot, but little can be seen of them. Other scenes were thought to have been shot at Didcot itself; Horton cannot be certain about this, it seems.
     
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    there are two railway sequences in this film, firstly the arrival in London as per the Marylebone sequence (brief) then the dinosaur is loaded onto a steam wagon which manages to drive onto a flat wagon marshalled behind the guards van (yes,really), the locomotive appears to be a saddle tank bearing "GWR" passing over a level crossing
     
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    I remember that film being shot at Marylebone. I recall they had a mock-up train (Period coaches) built on Freightliner wagons, with a western steam loco on the front. It was not fired up but an 08 shunted the train from behind as directed and they had a steam generator of some sort on the steam loco to make it look as if it was fully working.
     
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    It was 5322 used. Railway Magazine as I recall had pictures of the filming
     
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