The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)

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Comedy. Villagers in Titfield are dismayed to learn that their one-track railway branch line to Mallingford is being closed down. Some resourceful locals buy a bus and offer to ferry people by road, but the locomotive enthusiasts set about forming a company of their own to keep the track running themselves. They talk wealthy Mr Valentine into funding it by explaining that rail companies may legally have a bar open at any time on a running train. The government allows the scheme one month's probabtion period, to see if it can be run safely. In this time the bus owners make various criminal efforts to scupper the train, in the face of which, the only solution seems to be for the long-retired Titfield Thunderbolt to ride again.

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