Throughout the Harry Potter film series, British steam train no. 5972, ‘Olton Hall’, was used as the Hogwarts Express. Scenes featuring the working engine – including the very last scene to be shot, in which a grown-up Harry, Ron and Hermione wave their own children off as they head to school – were filmed on a soundstage at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and on a track running the full length of the Studios’ 100-acre backlot.

Throughout the Harry Potter film series, British steam train no. 5972, ‘Olton Hall’, was used as the Hogwarts Express. Scenes featuring the working engine – including the very last scene to be shot, in which a grown-up Harry, Ron and Hermione wave their own children off as they head to school – were filmed on a soundstage at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and on a track running the full length of the Studios’ 100-acre backlot.

glass slides once used for magic lantern shows by the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society at the Bishopsgate Institute

glass slides once used for magic lantern shows by the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society at the Bishopsgate Institute

This relatively small space (by the standards of other studios) was the home to a remarkable extensive backlot.  It had residential streets, a small town square, and a fairly large western town.  Between the early 1940s and the early 1970s the backlot was used extensively.  Disney needed the space for more stages, however, and so outdoor filming was shifted to its Golden Oaks location in the San Fernando Valley (about 75 acres of rural, residential, and business sets).  Golden Oaks had been…

This relatively small space (by the standards of other studios) was the home to a remarkable extensive backlot. It had residential streets, a small town square, and a fairly large western town. Between the early 1940s and the early 1970s the backlot was used extensively. Disney needed the space for more stages, however, and so outdoor filming was shifted to its Golden Oaks location in the San Fernando Valley (about 75 acres of rural, residential, and business sets). Golden Oaks had been…

Kurt Russel and Davy Jones of The Monkees on the backlot of Walt Disney Studios.   Kurt Russel and Davy Jones Kurt Russel and Davy Jones of The Monkees on the backlot of Walt Disney Studios.

Kurt Russel and Davy Jones of The Monkees on the backlot of Walt Disney Studios. Kurt Russel and Davy Jones Kurt Russel and Davy Jones of The Monkees on the backlot of Walt Disney Studios.

Here's the tram for the Backlot Studio Tour at Disney/MGM Studios. Description from wonderfulworldofblog.blogspot.ca. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Here's the tram for the Backlot Studio Tour at Disney/MGM Studios. Description from wonderfulworldofblog.blogspot.ca. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The entrance to the Backlot Tour at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Description from themeparkinsider.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The entrance to the Backlot Tour at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Description from themeparkinsider.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Spock in his Kolinahr robes on the backlot of Paramount Pictures while filming…

Spock in his Kolinahr robes on the backlot of Paramount Pictures while filming…

Growing ornamental grasses is fun, you can decorate your house, garden, balcony or patio with them. So, what are the best ornamental grasses for containers? We named a few, check out.

Best Ornamental Grasses for Containers and How to Grow them

Growing ornamental grasses is fun, you can decorate your house, garden, balcony or patio with them. So, what are the best ornamental grasses for containers? We named a few, check out.

A great shot of the 17 foot filming model of the Seaview on the surface of the backlot filming tank.

A great shot of the 17 foot filming model of the Seaview on the surface of the backlot filming tank.

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