As though by magic, the Hogwarts Show has come to the rescue of a trapped family in Scotland.
The train that will took Harry Potter to college was played onscreen by the Jacobite steam train, which runs on the remote and scenic route with the Scottish Highlands.
On Friday, it produced an unscheduled stop to pick up children of six that was stranded every time a storm washed away their paddling.
Jon Cluett, his wife and 4 children between the ages of six and 12 were staying in the lakeside hut on Loch Eilt when they awoke to find their paddling was gone.
Faced with walking several kilometers over boggy ground to get returning to the family car, Cluett called law enforcement to see if any form of recovery was available.
“ The policeman mentioned, ‘ We’ ve arranged for your next train passing to stop for you personally, and you’ re not going to think this but it’ s the Hogwarts Express steam train. Your kids are likely to love it, ’ ’ ” Cluett said Sunday.
Cluett said his kids, all Harry Potter fans, had been “ really excited” by the experience.
“ They know the Harry Potter movies and they know that are filmed within the Highlands, ” he said. “ But they hadn’ t put all that together in their heads until they will saw the train. ”
Cluett, the particular pastor of a church in Stirling, central Scotland, is hopeful somebody will find his canoe and give the storyplot a perfect happy ending.
“ It’ t got to turn up at some point. The thing is 16-foot-long, red and floats, ” he or she said.