Part of the Great Wars Trail
Cultra railway station which featured in a 1942 propaganda film, "A Letter from Ulster", about US soldiers in Northern Ireland.
Desmond Hurst’s "A Letter From Ulster" features strong imagery of Northern Ireland in 1942 and is acclaimed viewing following Mike Catto’s endorsement of ‘everyone here should see this film’. Charting two GI’s time in Ulster when training for warfare in Europe Hurst’s documentary features a train journey as the two GI’s take a tour of the province on some R&R. The train station is portrayed as Coleraine but is, in fact, Cultra the ‘local’ station of Hurst’s assistant on the film Bill MacQuitty. The two men, Hurst and MacQuitty, went on to make their respective blockbusters Scrooge and A Night to Remember so Cultra Station is in good cinematic company.
The Documentary can be viewed at the following link*: Documentary on You Tube
The following link provides further information on "A Letter From Ulster": Information on You Tube
Cultra Station currently serves passengers wishing to visit the Ulster Transport Museum on the rail route between Belfast and Bangor.
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