What's you're favourite example of the UK Rail Network being mentioned or referenced in pop culture, films, books music etc?
Mines a reference to Pendolino's in a Courteeners song.
Oh and of course Marylebone in A Hard Days Night.
Before the day of videos you still had promo films & I think Bill Hayley (& presumably attendant Comets) used one showing their train up from their liner at Southampton to Waterloo with lots of groupies dancing with them in a mk1 luggage compartment.
One of the Blur tracks on their first album starts with the noise of a tube train. Modern Life Is Rubbish has an A4 on the album cover
Bill Haley, if you don't mind. Their LP 'Rock Around the Clock' on the midprice (one guinea) record label Ace of Hearts was the first album I ever bought, at Christmas 1961. Groupies hadn't been invented in 1956, either in name or in demeanour. They really were a harbinger of the Swinging Sixties.
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Didn't a James Bond film (maybe Golden Eye) feature a class 20?
That was the one masquerading as a Russian loco wasn't it? I'm sure it's preserved somewhere.
A couple from me, Waterloo Sunset from The Kinks, Ray Davies was apparently inspired by the last Bullied Pacifics working out of Waterloo Station around 1967, another one was the 1979 album and single entitled 'Deltic's' from Chris Rea.
Breakthru by Queen was on on a preserved line (Gloswarks?)