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The Railway Children at Waterloo Station

See the production staged at Waterloo Station in London.

The Georgian House Hotel is a great place to stay if you are a planning a trip to Waterloo Station to see The Railway Children. Children and adults alike will be enchanted by this production, taking place at a former Eurostar station!
Accommodation Near The Railway Children

The Railway Children – A Children’s Classic

This show is based on the classic children’s book written by Edith Nesbit in 1906. A very popular story, The Railway Children has been adapted for the screen many times. The most famous adaptation is the 1970 film version directed by Lionel Jeffries, starring Dinah Sheridan, Jenny Agutter, Sally Thomsett and Bernard Cribbins in the leading roles.

The plot centres around the Waterbury family who move to a house near the railway called the “Three Chimneys” after the father is falsely imprisoned for selling state secrets to the Russians while working at the Foreign Office. The family adjust to their reduced circumstances and the three children enjoy living at the house, watching the trains and waving at the passengers.

The three siblings befriend the local station worker, and have several adventures. The children manage to avert a disaster when they see a railway embankment collapsing on to the railway tracks and stop an oncoming train by waving red flags made from their flannel petticoats.

This act of bravery comes to the attention of the railway director who finds out about their father. He is able to help the children clear their father’s name and the family is reunited.

The Production

This production of the Railway Children promises to be a memorable production and is staged at Waterloo Station in London – a former Eurostar terminal. The terminal has been transformed into a theatre with a 1000 seat venue built around the railway tracks allowing the audience to sit on either side.

The Stars of the Railway Children

This production features a beautiful 60 tonne steam locomotive called the Stirling Single No.1. It was designed and built in 1870 by Patrick Stirling, the chief mechanical engineer of the Great Northern Railway. It is the only Great Northern Railway G Class locomotive left and is cared for by the National Railway Museum and is part of the National Collection. The Stirling Single is characterised by a single pair of large 8ft 1inch driving wheels and weighs 66 tonnes in working order.

The carriage that is used in this production of the Railway Children is the Old Gentleman’s Saloon, and it is the one that was used in the famous 1970 film directed by Lionel Jeffries.

Enjoy this production of the classic children’s story with the whole family!

Georgian House Hotel is ideally situated in a very central location, so visiting sights all over London is quick and easy. Why not book Georgian House Hotel when you plan your trip to London to see the Railway Children? You can book online or email to make a reservation on, or telephone on 0044(0)207 834 1438