The Hogwarts Express which conveys young wizards and witches to and from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft And Wizardry runs between the King’s Cross Station in London, to Hogsmeade, in the Harry Potter universe. The train is full of some very powerful magic, and also runs through some of the most magical locations in Scotland. (Hogwarts is located “somewhere in the North”, according to canon.)
The train featured in the Harry Potter movies is a real steam-locomotive hauled tourist train, the Jacobite. It runs over some part of the West Highland Railway Line in Scotland, offering a stunning view of the Scottish glens and the Atlantic, over a stretch of 41 miles between Fort William and Mallaig.
The railway company allowed Warner Bros the use of this iconic locomotive as well as the picturesque route in the films.
Know more about the fascinating Jacobite in this video:
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