The Railway Children

The three Waterbury children live an idyllic life in early 1900’s England. But after their loving father is mysteriously beckoned away by strangers (“for business” their mother says), they’re forced to say goodbye to the luxuries they grew up with and move to a new town.

Their new life presents a number of challenges, and they continually wonder where their father went and when he’ll return. Still, there are new friends to make and places to see. The children grow particularly fond of visiting the nearby railway, waving to passengers as trains roll by. A particular passenger, charmed by the children’s kindness, may just help them reunite with their father.

Based on the classic novel by E. Nesbit, The Railway Children is an optimistic, episodic drama encouraging kindness, and may offer a nice change of pace from the modern sarcasm and high-stakes adventures we see so often. The film is family-friendly and rated G.

Runtime: 1 hour, 49 minutes
Rated G
USCCB rating: A-I
100% on Rotten Tomatoes
IMDb Parents Guide
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