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Photographing Vintage Trains

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.

Steve, a retired iron worker from Illinois, built this awesome backyard BBQ steam engine smoker over the course of three years. According to his son, “the fire box is from an old farm house wood stove and the wheel rims are from cut up fence posts. He built the water tank and whistles himself…

Steve, a retired iron worker from Illinois, built this awesome backyard BBQ steam engine smoker over the course of three years. According to his son, “the fire box is from an old farm house wood stove and the wheel rims are from cut up fence posts. He built the water tank and whistles himself…

A Leeds express is prepared for departure from Kings Cross headed by A4 Pacific…

A Leeds express is prepared for departure from Kings Cross headed by A4 Pacific…

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