Hogwarts Express Retires to Britain's National Rail Museum
The Daily Mail reports that the train has had a remarkable journey. The nearly 80-year-old Olton Hall steam engine was scheduled to be recycled (repurposed as razor blades) before it was sighted by a Hollywood locomotive talent scout.
Engine no. 5972, which still works, was last spotted being pulled across northern Yorkshire by a more modern train, apparently heading for retirement.
The train had previously transported some lucky muggles, but a regular route was unfortunately not in the works. So long platform 9 3/4.
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