Mission Impossible 7: Latest pictures of train crash set at Derbyshire's Darlton Quarry

We’ve got some great pictures of the latest goings-on at the Mission Impossible 7 set at Derbyshire’s Darlton Quarry.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 11:30 am
Excitement is building in Stoney Middleton ahead of Mission Impossible 7 filming.

Take a look at the pictures to see how the site is looking…

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Earlier this year, the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) approved Jupiter Spring Productions Ltd’s planning application to shoot a train crash scene at the disused quarry in Stoney Middleton.

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Filming had been expected to be complete by the end of May but it is still yet to take place. Jupiter Spring Productions Ltd hasn't publicly revealed when filming will be finished at the site.
Planning documents submitted to PDNPA on behalf of Jupiter Spring Productions Ltd earlier this year state: “This application involves the temporary construction of a section of railway line and a partial bridge structure on the southern face of the quarry, which a train will run off. Part of the quarry floor will be excavated to create a water-filled tank."
Rob Wakeling, who sent us lots of great pictures from the set, told us: "They are currently filming at other locations and a two-week extension has been taken out on the use of the land at Stoney Middleton. No date for filming has been confirmed. A couple of interesting facts I found out was that the trees for the set came from Chatsworth House and the landing pool is being filled daily. All very exciting!"
The documents submitted to PDNPA add: "During the two-day filming phase, there will be one exceptionally noisy episode – the sound of a train coming off the quarry face – which should last no more than five minutes. There will also be some controlled explosions, which will be infrequent and of short duration. During the three-week rehearsal phase, the train will be running on the track and this will be noisy. All these activities will be carried out during the day."
Pete Grafton, owner of Toll Bar Fish and Chips in Stoney Middleton, sent us this picture of the train - which will be filmed crashing - arriving in Stoney Middleton on Friday.
Mission Impossible 7 is scheduled for release next May.
We can't wait to see the finished scene! It looks like it's going to be very dramatic.
It remains to be seen if Hollywood star Tom Cruise - who plays Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible films - will be coming to the area for filming.
Mr Cruise has been spotted up north and down south in recent weeks as he visited locations for filming.
Keep checking our website for updates!