Hogwarts Express Rescues a Stranded Family

Angelo Anderson
October 15, 2017

For one family who found themselves stranded in the Scottish Highlands recently, life became like something out of a movie - a Harry Potter movie.

The Jacobite steam train at Fort William in the Scottish Highlands.

Authorities made arrangements for the next train on the local line to make an unscheduled stop near the cottage.

West Coast Railways provided Warner Bros with the train used as the Hogwarts Express, and allowed them to use the entire Jacobite route for filming.

LONDON - As if by magic, the Hogwarts Express has come to the rescue of a stranded family in Scotland. ("The Jacobite on Glenfinnan viaduct" by Mark Sykes/Flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0 (ept.ms/2utDIe9)]) The Jacobite steam train runs for 41 miles and travels over the arches of the Glenfinnan Viaduct, creating a dramatic backdrop in the Harry Potter films when the young wizard travels to school.


The stranded family still had a canoe, so the made their way to a bothy for shelter.

According to the BBC, Jon and Helen Cluett, along with their four children ages 6-12, had been staying in a remote area of the Highlands when their boat was swept away by a river surge.

Faced with walking several miles over boggy ground to get back to the family auto, Cluett called police to see if any form of rescue was available.

"They were well after the Harry Potter train came to their rescue", she said.

Cluett, the pastor of a church in Stirling, central Scotland, is hopeful someone will find his canoe and give the story a flawless happy ending. "The thing is 16-foot-long, red and floats", he said.

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