Many inquiries have been made concerning our involvement with the above film.

West Coast Railway Company, supplied the engine and all carriages for the film.
The engine used was originally GWR “Hall” Class 4-6-0 No.5972 “Olton Hall”. Built at Swindon in 1937, No.5972.”Olton Hall” was one of a class of 330 versatile mixed traffic locomotives, designed by Charles Collett for the Great Western Railway. No.5972 is now set to find new fame as the “Hogwarts Express” locomotive in the Warner Brothers’ film of the phenomenally successful Harry Potter stories.
Renamed Hogwarts Castle” and repainted into fictitious Hogwarts Railways bright red livery, No. 5972 appeared in the first session of filming at Goathland, on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. More filming took place at Kings Cross (on “Platform 93/4”) in early 2001, taking No.5972 further into new territory. The most recent films have used part of the route on which the Jacobite runs. The scene of “Hogwarts Express” travelling across a viaduct was filmed on the Glenfinnan Viaduct, some 16 miles west of Fort William. The Jacobite operates between Fort William and Mallaig stopping
at Glenfinnan station. Top of Page Many inquiries have been made concerning our involvement with the above film. West Coast Railway Company, supplied the engine and all carriages for the film. The engine used was originally GWR “Hall” Class 4-6-0 No.5972 “Olton Hall”. Built at Swindon in 1937, No.5972.”Olton Hall” was one of a class of 330 versatile mixed traffic locomotives, designed by Charles Collett for the Great Western Railway. No.5972 is now set to find new fame as the “Hogwarts Express” locomotive in the Warner Brothers’ film of the phenomenally successful Harry Potter stories. Renamed Hogwarts Castle” and repainted into fictitious Hogwarts Railways bright red livery, No. 5972 appeared in the first session of filming at Goathland, on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. More filming took place at Kings Cross (on “Platform 93/4”) in early 2001, taking No.5972 further into new territory. The most recent films have used part of the route on which the Jacobite runs. The scene of “Hogwarts Express” travelling across a viaduct was filmed on the Glenfinnan Viaduct, some 16 miles west of Fort William. The Jacobite operates between Fort William and Mallaig stopping
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