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  1. ‘Harry Potter’ steam train breaks down on first day back in service

    By Anthony France A steam train made famous by the Harry Potter films broke down on its first day back in operation. The Jacobite service - sometimes known as the Hogwarts Express - was brought to a halt just outside Glenfinnan due to poor weather conditions in the Highlands on Mon
  2. Britain's steam trains at risk of dying out in row over door locks

    By Georgina Cutler Britain's steam trains are at risk of disappearing from railways after a row over its door locks erupted. A move by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to scrap an exemption that allowed the use of traditional hinged-door carriages has left West Coast Railways warn
  3. Flying Scotsman future at risk amid concerns over its contract

    By Georgina Cutler The Flying Scotsman faces an uncertain future as there is nobody currently contracted to look after it next year. The famous steam train has been looked after by Riley & Son, a Bury-based engineering company, since its return in 2016. However, concerns are growing
  4. Real-life Hogwarts Express could close its doors in blow for Harry Potter fans

    By Milo Boyd The Hogwarts Express could run no more thanks to new health and safety regulations. For years Harry Potter fans have been making the pilgrimage to Scotland to witness the magnificent Jacobite steam train as it chugs across the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. Both the train