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    TV recently had a rare showing of the 1951 released film, 'The Clouded Yellow' starring Trevor Howard and Jean Simmons. The finale of the film was filmed on location in Liverpool on a railway track (not main line) running parallel to some docks. In one scene a small pannier type steam locomotive (No 4 ) was seen bearing the letters MD&HB. Another small loco (No 21) also appeared briefly.

    Has anyone any idea of the exact location, and what did the letters on the loco stand for?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Granger View Post
    TV recently had a rare showing of the 1951 released film, 'The Clouded Yellow' starring Trevor Howard and Jean Simmons. The finale of the film was filmed on location in Liverpool on a railway track (not main line) running parallel to some docks. In one scene a small pannier type steam locomotive (No 4 ) was seen bearing the letters MD&HB. Another small loco (No 21) also appeared briefly.

    Has anyone any idea of the exact location, and what did the letters on the loco stand for?
    Could be Mersey Docks and Harbour Board
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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Could be Mersey Docks and Harbour Board
    Hi John: You are correct. I have since found some very sparse information about the MD&HB but would like to hear more. Anyone any pics of the locos? Any of them preserved?
    Last edited by Granger; 06-29-2007 at 06:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granger View Post
    TV recently had a rare showing of the 1951 released film, 'The Clouded Yellow' starring Trevor Howard and Jean Simmons. The finale of the film was filmed on location in Liverpool on a railway track (not main line) running parallel to some docks. In one scene a small pannier type steam locomotive (No 4 ) was seen bearing the letters MD&HB. Another small loco (No 21) also appeared briefly.

    Has anyone any idea of the exact location, and what did the letters on the loco stand for?
    Hi Granger

    Have you tried posting on this site:

    http://www.britmovie.co.uk/forums/lo...verpool-2.html

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    It was indeed the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board.
    The line ran under the Overhead Railway, down the Goree, presumably to link the North and South Docks.
    I've seen a photo.

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    Also try www.reelstreets.co.uk who pay for info and/or pics of locations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Also try www.reelstreets.co.uk who pay for info and/or pics of locations.

    Be Careful with reel streets,they would not pay me,I had about 60/70 piccies going back 50 years related to Gerard Gardens and the same modern day piccies showing the same locations. (Mine..taken by me)
    A nice few quid cometh my way me thinketh..
    Not on your nellie matey..not a sauseth..changed the rules didn't they..
    You have been warned..

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    I did see your account of living there Gerard, and naming the holy block location where Stanley Baker was sat having a break and also about your Kate being on the Ainscough book cover and very good it was too, I didn't know you didn't get paid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I did see your account of living there Gerard, and naming the holy block location where Stanley Baker was sat having a break and also about your Kate being on the Ainscough book cover and very good it was too, I didn't know you didn't get paid.
    Im up rather late I know....Shurrup.
    I'm still of the fags (Just..I can tell yer)
    thats the main thing.

    Yep Ged I never got a sausage and all the talk of ..err..what was it..

    "Do I wanna see your pictures buddy..does a fat dog fart" or something like that ...and

    "Why are you called Gerard,,Are you named after Gerard St"


    I was in contact with these people for months Ged and have never told a dickie bird this until now..AND I HOPE THEY SEE THIS...

    All the talk about paying money for old shots that relate to British movies from say 50 years ago with a modern day shot that shows the same shot 50 years later with a Landmark in that shows it is a modern day piccie (are yer still with me !) of the same location is a load of crap and the best advise I can give anyone relating to reelstreets is DO NOT send them any pictures no matter what they tell you.

    They even put my bloody life story on the Internet and as far as I know its still there....Paddywack Thinks Im a celebrity cause of what I told them in an Email..Or I thought it was an Email just having a chat..Like This..And Im telling this fella about Gerard Gardens and Violent Playground and this that and the other and he wants to know more and Im thinking he's alright this mush so I tell him more about me Mam and the Ponnie and me Kids and blah blah blah and next thing people are ringing me asking me why have I got a Website and Im going WTF are yer on about and they all want me autothingy.
    Remember..like when you signed all yer books for me..Whats it like Ged bein a Star Lad..eh..eh..
    Dont tell me..I think I already know mate..
    Anyway people..REELSTREETS....stay away from them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    It was indeed the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board.
    The line ran under the Overhead Railway, down the Goree, presumably to link the North and South Docks.
    I've seen a photo.

    PhilipG: Thank you for this information. Now I have to locate 'the Goree', which incidentally, sounds painful!!

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    Here you go :- 'The Goree'
    The road at the front/ back of MDHC depends on which way you look at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phredd View Post
    Here you go :- 'The Goree'
    The road at the front/ back of MDHC depends on which way you look at it.

    Phredd
    But presumably "the locomotive (No 4 ) . . . bearing the letters MD&HB" might be anywhere along the line of docks not just at the Goree, which ran behind the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board office at the Pier Head, unless there's some indication the shot was taken there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    But presumably "the locomotive (No 4 ) . . . bearing the letters MD&HB" might be anywhere along the line of docks not just at the Goree, which ran behind the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board office at the Pier Head, unless there's some indication the shot was taken there.

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    True Chris.
    As I remember it the line went most of the way under the overhead railway from one end to the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phredd View Post
    True Chris.
    As I remember it the line went most of the way under the overhead railway from one end to the other.

    Phredd
    Thanks for confirming your recollection, Phredd.

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