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From The Down Recorder:
Brad Pitt’s blockbuster, The Lost City of Z, came to town, with heartthrob Charlie Hunnam and Twilight star Robert Pattinson bringing added glamour to the railway line.
Robert Gardiner, from County Down Railway, said the Hollywood filming was another boost for the volunteer-led tourist attraction. “The crew was there from 5am to 9pm on Wednesday in what was a closed set,” he said. “The crew transformed one of the vintage carriages there into what they wanted. They wanted one straight out of restoration to hold chickens, cattle and pigs. We weren’t able to provide them with that, but we did have an alternative.
“It was a 1925 built carriage, which made its last trip of the summer at the weekend. It is known as the ‘Harry Potter’ carriage due its side corridor and individual compartments. “They did, however, take out some of the seats for wooden benches. “We have had a number of major productions shot here, recently Christopher and his Kind with Matt Smith and Toby Jones in 2010 and The Wipers Times with Emilia Fox. The main PR picture for that one was taken at the railway.”
Robert explained that trying to shoot on the national railway line would have been fraught with difficulties for the filmmakers. “Here they did not have to work around scheduled trains and there was an awful lot of flexibility,” he explained.
Neil Hamilton, museum curator, said it had been an exciting time for the volunteer crew. “There was a couple of days to prepare the set and a full day to take it apart again,” he said. “We are the only place in Ireland where you can do this sort of thing. “The crew were very friendly and they thought it was fantastic what we had here. There were well over 100 people here.
“It was a long, long day for some of the volunteers, including Chief Mechanical Engineer Norman Bodel. But it was a great accolade for the railway to do it, and already one of the production team said he was going to recommend us further.
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