49 Railway Regiment RE

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Longmoor Military Railway

Jonathan Flood is the Owner & Moderator of the Wickham of Ware Yahoo! Group which is set up for all those who have an interest in railway vehicles built by D Wickham & Co. Ltd of Ware, Hertfordshire.

Jonathan is currently looking for photographs, cine or just good old drivers tales of the Wickham trolleys used on the various military railways in the UK such as Bicester, Bramshall, East Riggs, Eskemeals, Kineton, Longmoor, Pontrilas & Uttoxeter.

He is especially interested in the Longmoor Military Railway and the filming of the Great St Trinians Train Robbery in 1965 on the LMR as despite considerable searching he has not been able to find any photographic stills taken during the railway sections of the film and is therefore wondered whether any members of The Royal Engineers Association can assist him with his research.

Jonathan has managed to track down the actual trolley that was used by the teachers in the film and is currently trying to persuade the trolley's owners to sell the trolley so that it can be fully restored to its former glory in full original LMR livery.  Any help or information anyone can provide would be very much appreciated.

Jonathan can be contacted by email at:




My father Sapper William Smith (RE) drove the train that crashed as part of the film Bhowani Junction. My dad was stationed at Longmoor in the 1950's I have a cutting from a newspaper confirming my dads role in the film.