Filming and railways in Sussex have a very long history.
What is probably the first moving picture of an English train shows the Worthing to London train entering Hove at the end of the nineteenth century.
For years the railway auhtorities have received requests from film companies to shoot scenes
CARLTON BROWNE OF THE F.O.
Directed by Roy Boulting & Jeffrey Dell
Cast headed by Terry Thomas and Peter Sellers
Foreign Office diplomat Carlton-Browne
is dispatched to the remote British colony of Gaillardia to sort out a little local difficulty that's threatening to escalate to full-scale revolution. But can this incompetent upper-class twit have any real influence?
Read Terror of the Zygons - Dr Who - and how Tardis, illustrated above, was photographed at South Ambersham Common, Nr Midhurst
Dee's Foyle's War experiences in Midhurst
- read her story here
"Midhurst's railway past is to be relived in a new film, and the company responsible wants to hear from any former railwaymen who worked on the Midhurst branch lines.
The film, Branch Lines Around Midhurst, will focus on the long-lost railway links with Petersfield, Pulborough and Chichester.
Ian Pringle from the film-makers, Branch Line Video, said it had been possible to trace more than 30 minutes of rare archive cinefilm.
"With a superb portfolio of still photographs, this will form the core of a programme lasting around 70 minutes," Mr Pringle said.
Three days of location filming have already been undertaken, looking at a number of former stations along the route which still survive, as well as other relics of railway infrastructure."
Excerpt from The Midhurst & Petworth Observer September 28th 2006
Stay in The Old Railway Station, Petworth - Sleep in a Pulman carriage