The “Hogwarts Express” runs from Fort Williams to the North and back, and Sarah was really hoping we could take a ride. Unfortunately I waited too late and it was booked over a month in advance. So I thought I had a great idea, as we were coming down Scotland, we could stop at Fort Williams and see the train as it returned home at 4pm.
We pulled into the station at 3.45, went up to the counter to be sure we were in the right spot:
“Yes, it comes to this station, just not today.”
I asked where it was and he told me, if it was here, it would be at the yard and he even gave me a map. When we arrived, we could see it in the yard but this was the sign at the fence:
I did, but my first stop was the office to ask permission to take a photo of the train. No one was there. Next we found a worker in the yard. He said, “Sure, go ahead.”
“Which one is the Hogwart’s Express?”
“It’s not here, but this is the one we will use tomorrow as the Hogwart’s train” . . . So, here it is, the Hogwarts Express:
The train yard was very near to the ruins of Inverlochy Castle:
And since this post started out about signs, I thought I would share this one. Melissa found the language on this sign to be amusing . .
And finally, we ended the day hooking up with a rocket mom friend on the bonnie shores of of Loch Lomond:
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