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Olton Hall
Olton hall
Olton Hall in Harry Potter Livery

Built

April 1937

Wheel Arangement

4-6-0

Withdrawn

December 1963

Number

5972

Olton Hall is a Great Western Railway Hall Class locomotive that stars in the Harry Potter films as the locomotive Hogwarts Castle.

HistoryEdit

Built in 1937 by Swindon Railway Works she was first sent to work around Neath in South Wales, after changing hands into British Railways she was allocated Camarthen then later Plymouth Laira TMD and then finally Cardiff East Dock. After this she was withdrawn form service in 1963 and bought for scrap in 1964 by the Woodham Brothers. The brothers sold the engine to a UK company called Procor Ltd she left as the 125th engine to leave Barry scrapyard.

Harry PotterEdit

Renamed "Hogwarts Castle" for filming purposes there were shots filmed in Kings Cross Station, Glenfinnan Viaduct and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. It is sometimes refered to as the Hall that wanted to be a Castle because it is a Hall class locomotive but is a Castle class in the books and films.

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