A Blog Post for Harry Potter Fans! The Hogwarts Express – 5972 Hogwarts Castle (Olton Hall)

Harry Potter - 5972 Hogwarts Express - Hogwarts Castle

JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series of books (and films) are hugely successful and popular.  As with all good magical book’s; it features a steam engine (what could be more magical than a steam locomotive?!) 

Harry Potter - 5972 Hogwarts Express - Hogwarts Castle (tender - emblem)

Hogwarts Castle is the locomotive featured in the Harry Potter series and it is one of three fictional locomotives that made it through to the poll to find the most famous steam locomotive (voting now closed).

Harry Potter - 5972 Hogwarts Express - Hogwarts Castle (Cylinder)

For those interested in the Hogwarts Express and in Hornby’s model; check out the excellent Brookes Castle blog for more (click here!)  The pictures above were taken of an o gauge model that was on sale in Hamley’s toyshop, London.

Although named Hogwart’s Castle in the books and films, the locomotive that has played this character on the big screen has been 5972 Olton Hall.  See below some images of the real Hogwarts Express.

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