- near the end of the movie at Victoria Station wearing a black coat and smoking a cigarette.
- The fictitious country where most of the story takes place is named in the movie: in her first scene, Miss Froy says "Vandreka is one of Europe's few undiscovered corners." The first two stations in the movie are identified by briefly visible signs, and the third in dialogue: they are Zolnay, Dravka, and Morsken.
- Gilbert says he once drove "a miniature engine on the Dymchurch line". The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway is a real-life miniature (1/3 normal size) railway in southeast England, which in 2003 still uses steam locomotives and carries passengers over 13 miles of route.
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