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Hogwarts Express

Illustration of the Hogwarts Express from Read the Magic

The red steam engine that transports students from Kings Cross to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry


Hogwarts Express fact file


Type

Vehicle

Magical properties

Several magical modifications were made before the train was approved for use by the Ministry

Purpose

Transports young witches and wizards to Hogwarts

Where it is likely to be found

Kings Cross, platform nine and three-quarters at eleven o'clock on the first of September

Who made or first owned it

Ottaline Gambol, then Minister for Magic

When it was made

Sometime between 1827 and 1835