Edit
The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953) Poster

Goofs

Jump to: Audio/visual unsynchronised (1)  | Continuity (5)  | Miscellaneous (1)  | Plot holes (1)  | Revealing mistakes (5)

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

On the morning of the first run of the train in private ownership, Dan's blue alarm clock has no bells. They would normally be on the two stems connected by the carry handle, but the clapper strikes nothing. It still "rings" whilst traveling across the shelf due to vibration.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink

Continuity 

When the water crane has been sabotaged and the passengers have brought water to the engine, Mr. Valentine can be seen coming back to the train as the Squire gets back in the guard's van. In the next shot he is seen gathering the bottles he saved *before* coming back to the train.
2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
During the trial, the chimney on the saloon coach changes sides from right to left and back again in comparison to the Titfield Thunderbolt. The coach obviously was turned around during filming and pulled the other way.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
During the 'race' between the train and the coach prior to the hearing, the coach changes from RH drive to H drive and back.
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
When Dan Taylor and Walter Valentine are handcuffed, the handcuff is on Dan's left hand. When the coach driver and assistant are handcuffed to Dan Walker and Walter Valentine, Dan is now handcuffed on his right hand.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
When Dan Walker is handcuffed and on the platform looking at his house-coach, he has no pipe. As soon as he enters his house-coach he has his pipe in his mouth.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink

Miscellaneous 

At the start of the test run they are concerned that the piece of rope will not hold between the engine and the passengers' coach. However as the train sets off we see a length of loose chain hanging from the back of the guard's van.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink

Plot holes 

It never seems to occur to any of the villagers that the track would've had to be repaired before the inspector's train ran over it.
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink

Revealing mistakes 

When Dan Taylor & Walter Valentine are driving the stolen locomotive through the town, the wheels of the lorry that the replica locomotive was built on can seen in a shot looking from behind.
3 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
In the last sequence, some men are playing cricket as the Titfield Thunderbolt makes its winning run to Mallingford. Abandoning their game, they rush to the embankment to see the train go by. The scene shows the batsman at the crease being distracted as the train appears in the distance, and being clean bowled as a result. However, although the bails on the wicket fall to the ground, the ball bowled by the bowler clearly sails more than a foot above the wicket.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
When Dan and Mr Valentine steal the locomotive standing on the turntable to run it away down the streets, the tracks covered over with grass are visible.
1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
When the locomotive is stolen from the turntable in the railway yard, it is able to negotiate the streets in the town and bends in the road out of town. This would not be possible as engines have no steering: the rails guide them and when cornering, there is a small amount of slip on the inside wheels. Even steering like a military tank (powering one side only) would not be possible as all the linkages and axles on the locomotive are fixed to drive together.
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink
When Dan and Mr. Valentine drive the stolen locomotive on the road the tires of the truck the faux engine is built on can be seen.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook   |  Twitter   |  Permalink

See also

Trivia | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed