There are few trains in this world (well, actually it’s the wizarding world but…) as the Hogwarts Express from Harry Potter.
It’s known for picking up Hogwarts students from King’s Cross Station Platform 9¾ and taking them to Hogsmeade Station, it’s trolley witch having delicious treats to buy and now rescuing stranded families.
According to BBC News, “Jon and Helen Cluett and their four young children were staying at a remote bothy in Lochaber when their canoe was swept away by a swollen river. Facing a long walk back to their car across boggy land, they phoned the police for advice. To their delight, they arranged for the steam train used in the Harry Potter films to pick them up.”
The train is actually called the Jacobite and its route crosses the famous Glenfinnan Viacduct that is also seen in the films.
Safe to say that being stranded wasn’t a dream come true but boarding the iconic train certainly was. Jon Cluett says told BBC News that he was, “slightly sad because I’d lost my boat – but the kids, when they saw the steam train coming, all sadness left their little faces and was replaced by excitement and fun – just the real joy of having an adventure and having the train stop right next to them.”
As a HUGE ‘Harry Potter’ fan I have one feeling about this story and that is… JEALOUSY!