Sadly, their view of the train was blocked by an untimely ScotRail commuter train. A video shot at the station shows the train, which was headed to Edinburgh, entering the platform just as the steam train pulled in.
Harry Potter fans were left disappointed as a commuter train passed through the station at the same time as the steam train which served as the Hogwarts Express ????????— SkyNews (@SkyNews) September 29, 2020
More here: https://t.co/Kd0UZfHMIr pic.twitter.com/jjlsxaxEJZ
The video has been viewed by over 9 lakh people and people reacted to it:
Haha awwww that's such a shame. pic.twitter.com/zh9o7drBDy— Gary #EmbraceTheNewNormal (@gbc123) September 29, 2020
Serves them right for being train nerds pic.twitter.com/We4Cj2fXEh— Matthew Sharpe (@MattFSharpe) September 29, 2020
I'd of held that train at a red for 20 mins just to make that happen ???? pic.twitter.com/JBL7eiT4Id— MylesHSG (@MylesHSG) September 29, 2020
The driver of the commuter train was unavailable for comment, but sent out a selfie. pic.twitter.com/RZC2NQ2mQL— Clash City Rocker (@clash_rocker) September 29, 2020
For future reference:— JudithJ (@JAJxCPA) September 29, 2020
If you really want to SEE the train, get on the correct platform.
If you just want photos, may as well look them up online.
???? At a station between Helensburgh & Westerton awaiting a special train passing through? Stand back from the platform edge - behind the yellow line. Don't stray past it or use ramps at the end of our platforms. Trains travel at speed. @BTPWestScot @ScotRail @Glasgow_Live https://t.co/ksqcgt2UfF— Network Rail Scotland (@NetworkRailSCOT) September 28, 2020