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A spell of Harry Potter magic and a last-minute April shower saved the day for passengers when Scotlands most famous steam train got back on track for the first time this summer after fears of wildfires.
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The Jacobite steam train, which doubled as The Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter movies, has completed its first run of the season.
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The famous steam train used in the films will start summer trips this month. The Jacobites first scheduled run this summer will be Monday 26 April, the day the Scottish Government lifts restrictions on travel following the coronavirus lockdown.
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Corpach: K1 No.62005 races away from Corpach with The Jacobite on a sunny October morning.
John Gray 21/10/2016


Loch nan Uamh Viaduct: After days of heavy rain, today dawned fine and clear, with light winds. I deployed the drone for this shot of K1 No.62005 crossing the viaduct at Loch nan Uahm with the morning Jacobite for Ma ...
John Gray 07/06/2019


Beasdale No 118 Tunnel: The noise can be heard for miles around as Black 5 no 44871 emerges from the first tunnel on the climb up Beasdale Bank on 13 October. The locomotive is at the head of The Jacobite on its way t ...
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The steam train made famous in the Harry Potter film series passedthrough West Dunbartonshire train stations today.

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Tony Gillanders painstakingly recreates iconic Scottish landscapes and movie scenes in the impressive sets.
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The popular steam-hauled Jacobite train that doubled for the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films is set to run seven days a week for its entire seven-month season next year.
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After everything that we have all gone through this year with the pandemic, it makes a change to bring good news!

The bookings for the Jacobite 2021 season have now gone live.
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It is usually a magical experience for rail enthusiasts. But councillors have written to the operators of the 'Harry Potter' steam train concerned about the dumping of toilet waste on the scenic track. A group of Lochaber Highland councillors say the 'Hogwarts Express' is causing problems for track workers.
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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the current restrictions that are being imposed throughout Scotland, we have had to bring forward the end of the Jacobite season for 2020 to Friday 6th November. The Morning service will now run each day Monday to Friday to Friday 6th November.
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The week's Picture of the Week was taken by Post reader Stephen Holloway and shows the locomotive from the Jacobite steam train passing through Kilpatrick station on Monday, September 28, on its way from Fort William to its winter base at Carnforth in Lancashire.
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Following Nicola Sturgeons announcement today (7th October 2020), the Jacobite service will be running as advertised on the web pages. There will be a restriction on the selling of alcoholic drinks during the period from 9 October at 6pm to Sunday 25 October inclusive. But apart from that the service will be running as scheduled.
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'The Greatest Railway Journey in the World'. Due to popular demand we are pleased to announce that the Jacobite 2020 season has been extended. The Morning service will now run each day (including Saturdays and Sundays) until the 25th October, then Monday to Friday from Monday 26th October to Friday 13th November.
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Lochailort: Under an angry looking sky,Black 5 No.45212 hauls the afternoon Jacobite round the edge of, breeze ruffled, Loch Eilt on the way to Mallaig.
John Gray 05/08/2017

A crowd was pictured at Dalmuir Station to see the steam train but social media users hit out at the lack of social distancing.
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The world-famous steam train featured in the Harry Potter film series is to travel through Scotland today.

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Cardross: Basking in sunshine, 62005, with a support coach, ambles south by the Clyde.
Ewan Crawford 28/09/2020

West Coast Railways, which operates the famous Jacobite Steam Train, complained to ScotRail chiefs when tourists were caught short in Fort William.
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The steam train runs trips between Fort William and Mallaig.
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Passengers will have to wear face masks when Scotland's steam-hauled Jacobite Express gets back on track next month after the Covid-19 lock.
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We received some positive news yesterday. It was announced by the Scottish Government that they intend to lift the restrictions on the tourism and the leisure sector on Wednesday 15th July, and this would be confirmed on Thursday 9th July.

We are therefore gearing up and preparing the Jacobite to take to the rails once more, passengers travelling can be assured that all relevant safety precautions will be met and further details will be sent to travellers well in advance. Visit The Safe Way, to find out how we're preparing.
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The Jacobite steam train made famous by Harry Potter is to begin its summer trips to Mallaig next month despite the Covid-19 outbreak.
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