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Real-life 'Hogwarts Express' train comes to family's rescue

Real-life 'Hogwarts Express' train comes to family's rescueā€¯

The family - including four children - had rowed across Loch Eilt in Lochaber, when their boat got blown away in a storm, leaving them completely stranded, according to Herald Scotland.

To the family's surprise, they chose to send the train that features in the Harry Potter films, to come and pick them up. "Much to their delight, police organized for the "#Hogwarts Express" #Steam Train to come and collect the stranded family.

A family stranded in a remote part of the Scottish Highlands was rescued by the famous Hogwarts Express steam train on Thursday.

According to Cluett, the bothy they were staying in can be accessed via a hard and arduous walk but is easy to reach using a canoe.

"We were all in he bothy, warm and fed - all was good - but we'd moored the boat in a little burn behind the bothy, tied it to a wall, pulled high out of the water".

They phoned the police who arranged for the Jacobite steam train featured in the Harry Potter films to pick them up.

The train is more recognisable as the steam train used in the Harry Potter films, but its day job is to run excursions on the West Highland Railway Line, crossing the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct that also features in the movies. The entire area was underwater. The boat had been dragged away by the flooding.

However, it wasn't just any old train - it was the "Harry Potter" "Hogwarts Express" that travels on that particular line.

"The train is getting closer, we're running down, stuff bouncing everywhere, big smiles on the kid's faces", Mr Cluett said.

They got off there and Mr Cluett eventually retrieved the auto after getting a lift.

'The kids have certainly had an adventure.



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