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Author Topic: ScotRail train ruins view of Harry Potter 'Hogwarts Express'  (Read 347 times)
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« on: September 30, 2020, 11:56:02 am »

From The Herald:

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Families gathered in train stations across the west and central belt yesterday evening as the Harry Potter train steamed its way through Scotland. 

The locomotive and carriages travelled all the way from Fort William to its winter base at Carnforth in Lancashire, marking the end of the Jacobite's season.

Harry Potter fans congregated at stations across the central belt for a highly anticipated chance to spot the classical carriages on their journey south.

At Drumry train station, several fans waited hours for the locomotive to charge through the tracks... for their view to be completely stolen by a ScotRail train.

The videos are pure Nesbitt-esque gold...

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 05:12:00 pm »

Rather like this one!
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2020, 10:09:32 pm »

The place to view heritage trains is on a heritage railway. Sighting same on the national network can be a pleasing bonus, but can not be relied upon* and should not be a cause of complaint if not achieved.

* There are exceptions such as single track sections, or viewpoints nearest the line upon which the heritage traction is expected.

A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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