The Cinema Comes to Chappel Station

Friday, 18 May 2012

Film buffs and rail enthusiasts alike are in for a treat at a special screening of the classic Ealing comedy The Titfield Thunderbolt at Chappel & Wakes Colne Station.

A classic film with a transport theme, The Titfield Thunderbolt is being screened in The  Engine Shed, The East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel and Wakes Colne Station on Saturday 26 May 2012. The matinee screening will begin at 14.30 (doors open at 13.45) and the evening performance at 19.30 (door open at 18.45). 

Tickets, priced at £5.50, are available in advance from the East Anglian Railway Museum, or on the door.

Refreshments are also available on the day, with an option of brunch (11am - 2pm) or high tea (4pm - 7pm) being offered, booking for the catering is essential and can be arranged via email: [email protected].

Visitors, who travel to Chappel station for this special event by train, will also have the chance to enter a competition to win a first class family train ticket to London, with Greater Anglia train services.

Chappel station is a picturesque station, situated on the historic Gainsborough line which runs between Marks Tey in north Essex and Sudbury, Suffolk. The station is also home to the East Anglian Railway museum which is dedicated to preserving the history of railways in the Eastern Counties, to find out more please log on to

The Gainsborough Line is a delightful rural route which runs through landscape straight out of Constable's paintings. Running through leafy cuttings and emerging to cross the great 32 arch Chappel viaduct, striding high above the River Colne. The line enters Suffolk with stunning views along the Stour Valley through Bures to Sudbury with its corn exchange and old inns, Victorian Quay and Gainsborough Museum. To find out more about Greater Anglia train services along the route please log on to

The Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership links together the County Councils of Essex and Suffolk with the four District Councils of Babergh, Braintree, Maldon and Tendring, along with the two Borough Councils of Chelmsford and Colchester, Greater Anglia, Network Rail and the Essex Rural Transport Partnership. The partnership works hard to promote the railway and to improve the facilities and usage of the local branch lines in their area. You can find out more about their work at