Photos of Hogwarts Express Filming for Deathly Hallows


Sep 20, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Location filming recently took place in Scotland involving the Hogwarts Express train for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. A freelance photographer has now posted photos on his public flickr, here or here in our image galleries of the filming where a camera was attached to a helicopter to get the overhead shots; others show the fabled train at Rannoch Station near Loch Rannoch, Scotland. Please note: no cast members were present at this filming.

Thanks to Aaron Sneddon

104 Responses to Photos of Hogwarts Express Filming for Deathly Hallows

Avatar Imagespiritbound says: :O awesomes !Avatar Imagehp29 says: Those are really good! :) Avatar ImageCissyMalfoy says: Awesome!Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: either my memory is shot...but i don't remeber anything at any train station other Kings Cross...twice... unless maybe the trio arrive at the station and not hogsmeade after the dragonAvatar ImageSmonocco says: The hogwarts Express is going to be in the film? I'm hoping we might get to see a bit more of what was going on in Hogwarts while Harry, Hermione and Ron were hunting for Horcruxes.Avatar Imageiheartpink says: hold up, train set? they never go on the train in DH. unless, is this how the movie is going to end, with a shot of train??? that might be cool ^_^ Avatar Image42sk8ter says: kewl! maybe they are going 2 shoot the epilogue there.Avatar ImageHBPFan says: Would love to ride on the Hogwarts express!!!Avatar ImageMcTricks says: Wow! Are they shooting the epilogue already?Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: Cool pictures. This movie is going to be a really great piece of fan fiction!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Great pix...Avatar ImageCatherine says: awesome! i cant wait for the movie, its going to be so great!Avatar Imagemuggle118 says: saweeet!!Avatar ImageLadySidi says: Nice shots!Avatar Imagesimos says: That's nostalgicAvatar ImageLisbry says: I wonder if this will be the ending shot of the movie? Cool pictures. Avatar ImageLisbry says: I wonder if this will be the ending shot of the movie? Cool pictures. Avatar ImagePetra says: Which scene are they shooting??? It's not epilogue already, right?Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Either thats part of the epilouge or they're showing luna and Neville and all that on the train so the exterior has been shot.Avatar ImageDespina says: I really hope there won't be an epilogue in the film... It would be so embarrassing to see the trio aged with make-up - and being parents!Avatar ImageLisbry says: I wonder if this will be the ending shot of the movie? Cool pictures. Avatar ImageRin68nyr says: Oh Yes! for the epilogue...which has already been discussed, and WILL be in the film.Avatar ImageRin68nyr says: Mayeb they're going to show when Luna gets taken? Wasn't that from the train?Avatar ImageMrs.Brisby says: @Rin68nyr, that'd be cool. Yeah she was taken from the train.... I don't know why but this has me feeling all nostalgic... Avatar Imagemini bagel says: WOW!!! I heard in an interview that they're going to film a bit on the Hogwarts express, for the first half, while Harry, Ron and Hermione are on the run.Avatar ImageProsophules says: Maybe they're going to film the abduction of Luna!Avatar Imageaxlgirl says: Eh? What scene from DH is this? Still... good to see the Express again =DAvatar Imagekiwimci says: We hear of Death Eaters pulling muggle-borns off the train. There's likely a shot of it heading to Hogwarts. Though I also like the idea of seeing the train well on its way to the school with James, Albus and Rose on itAvatar Imagemjkalldaway says: Cool pics, but when would they use it until the Epilogue? Unless there using it to show Neville, Ginny, and Luna on it, but that's not really important to the film. Whatever. I wish it would come out sooner, because we still have to wait over one year just for Part One. But i think it will be worth itAvatar Imagehepburn says: Beautiful pictures!Avatar ImageGiant Fairy says: Third possibility......the first of September, when the TRIO is at Grimmauld Place and they are sort of dreaming, how the others get to Kings Cross, leave the train...But there should be so much material left over from the other films that they could have easily used that. Anyway, I m not a fan of "new invented" scenes (exception: babbling babboons and Krum "more the physical guy, and of course Luna s dangling shoeas and...) but maybe they show how the younger students are brought there.... let s seeAvatar Imagecosmo409 says: i don't think its for the epilogue, but perhaps for some shots in the first Neville and Luna noticing Harry, Ron and Hermione are not on the train with them. To film the epilogue they have to cast some kids and Emma has to be there too. She's at Brown now, so they either already filmed ir or they are going to on her break. Avatar ImageScarStruck says: WHY ARE THERE SHOTS OF TRAINS. UNLESS ITS KINGS CROSS THERE SHOULDN'T BE A TRAIN! oh well, its stillllllllllll coooooooooool!Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: Cool shots, I wonder if that guna be part of the EPilogue, or they might show ginny, luna, and neville going to school Avatar ImageDrome says: Okay, there was no cast members present, but I still don't want to see anything that is connected with DH. :D.... Yet.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am intrigued to see that they are filming these scenes in this location. Either this is from the epilogue or Harry's conversation with Dumbledore or some scene that has been created specially for the movie.Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Yeah, they are going to shoot Luna, Neville and Ginny on the train, so maybe this is it? I honestly don't think we need that in the movie. Just as long as they don't cut out any other stuff..Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: ok i don't get why they are going to shoot Luna ,Neville and Ginny not seeing Harry ,Ron and Hermione on the train because Ginny and Luna were there when the death eaters came they must have seen them leave the wedding ......whatever it's still cool!Avatar Imageele0206 says: Two options: 1) it's the last scene, where we see Harry & co. when they're adults 2) at grimmauld place, the trio say how it feels that while they're there, the train is leaving, and we see the train leaving kings cross...Avatar ImageAsi says: I think this pictures are for the epiloge! I mean I don't think they will add any other scans with Kings Cross!I wish they didn't ,if they have already decided to put new scan that aren't in the book!Avatar Imagensa says: great pics. can't wait for movie.Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: Really nice shots.I wonder though in what part of the movie(s) will the Hogwarts Express be in?Avatar Imagemoglet says: If this is happening at the moment, it can't be to do with the main cast as they are all on a break until October. Maybe they still want to show the Hogwart's express taking the children who are still able to attend, such as Ginny, Neville and Luna and these are the usual filling in shots for the train travelling along etc.Avatar ImageVaporage says: I remember they said something about this scene. Its after Harry, Ron, and Hermione talk about its weird they not in the train and they show kids going in the train and Luna, Neville, and Ginny wondering where the trio is at. Then they are getting off the train at Hogsmade and we could see how different the atmosphere is, like its all depressed and you can see the kids looking scared. They also said there were death eater picking kids from groups.Avatar ImageJenpix says: Really don't get what bit this is for, still can't wait to see it tho Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: awesome! :D ohh i can't wait!Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: Epilogue? Or just a train shot to show what the trio are missing, as they leave behind hogwarts and the normal school year.Avatar Imagehallowowls says: OMG! PLEASE don't say their filming the epilogue already! what about the auditions!!!?? Avatar ImageLulubelleI says: That's pretty cool.Avatar ImageFifi says: But if it's for the epilogue then Hermione should be in it and Emmas in university?? : oAvatar Imagekyramp says: awsome!Avatar ImageLunaLupinTonks says: oisome!Avatar Imagepotterfan4lyfe says: THE EPILOGUE! that must mean DH is almost done filming i think?Avatar Imagesairah says: Oh goodness, I KNOW Im going to cry at the end of the second DH movie!Avatar ImageFloridianFlounder95 says: I think they might use it for King's cross, or the epilogue...Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Very good pics! It's getting me excited again... :)Avatar Imageprophecyboy says: Totally the epilogue scene!!Avatar Imagei love harry potter says: wowAvatar ImageJTEL99 says: This must be for when they are sending their kids off to school at the end of DH. How sad and bittersweet that will be to watch! :-(Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: cool! the hogwarts express isnt even seen in the book. i guess they didnt want a movie that didnt have the train in it. i love the hogwarts express, its soo cool looking! :DAvatar Imageaaronsneddon says: Hi Guys, Im Aaron. The train was full of camera, control, tripods, dollys etc, and a whole load of production staff in yellow jackets. The hub of the operation was 3 Miles down the track, it was a wet day and there was little chance i was going to walk, there is only 1 road to the station, with the station being at the top of the "T" shape, the tracking shots etc took place to the East (Of the T, if that makes sense). If i can get more, will let you guys see the stuff, i had no idea Harry Potter had such a decicated group of followers! Have a great week.Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: probably the end shot! idk i'm not looking at them!!!Avatar ImageCaracticus says: I think cosmo409 had it right: it's the wistful cut away from the trio at Grimmauld, showing the other trio (Neville, Ginny, Luna) on the train... I think it would be cool if hey ALSO showed Crabbe & Goyle skulking through the train, looking forlorn without Draco. There might also be the scene of them trying to sneak into Snape's office to steal the sword, and having a laugh with hagrid in the forest: it would be nice to see them even though they won't have speaking lines, just visualizing what the trio is imagining... or what we were when we read the second-hand accounts.Avatar ImageDawna says: Right..maybe it is the epilogue. Avatar Imageoddbit says: The shots didn't show King's Cross so it is most likely filler shot for transitions and so forth. I doubt it will be a boarding or disembarking shot (especially with no actors present) in "Hogsmeade" which is the station featured in these pictures. And Luna's kidnapping happened at Christmas. There is no snow and I would be surprised if they would add that post. I would think it is most likely a transition shot for the daydreaming of the trio. First shot of the trio in Grimmald place wondering about the train, transition shot of train to Ginny, Luna and Neville off to school and a quick synopsis by them of how things are already different with the school in the Death Eater's hands even on the train or what they are plotting to rebel.Avatar ImagetheREALGinnyWeasley says: Maybe they are going to film parts of Ginny, Neville, and Luna planning to start up Dumbledore's Army or something. I donno but I hope it's cool whatever they do! Can't wait for the premiere!Avatar Imageharrypotter1991 says: Maybe they are just going to shoot a scene showing Ginny, Neville, and Luna getting on the train alone (without Harry, Ron, and Hermione) going to Hogwarts.Avatar Imagepotterforpresident says: Maybe they're filming the epilogue already...? That or not, I'm glad we got some snippets of it! :)Avatar Imagecghambright says: The only time the Hogwart's Express is in the book is during the epilogue so maybe that's what they're filming??! Either's pretty exciting!! I can't to see this movie!!! November 2010 can't come fast enough!Avatar ImageCandyCane2304 says: I'm just excited to see pics.Avatar Imagebecmajec says: coooooolAvatar Imagebecmajec says: maybe they'll have something where luna is taken off the train? or as others has said perhaps it is for the epilogue. exciting! Avatar ImageRodiniusBlack says: Ooo, -gets excited :DAvatar ImageMercyMercy says: Always great to see more photos!!Avatar Imagemoglet says: @ginny&harry4ever I don't honestly think it is for the epilogue but even it it was that would not mean they were nearly finished filming, they do not film in order and they are definitely still filming into the beginning of next year, quite possibly right through to the spring. I'm pretty convinced this will be to show the beginning of the school year when the trio are missing, remember how in the book on the 1st September they discuss how strange it is not to be on the train and there is the following passage as they are sitting together at the end of the day, "In his mind's eye Harry seemed to see the scarlet steam engine as he and Ron had once followed it by air, shimmering between fields and hills, a rippling scarlet caterpillar. He was sure Ginny, Neville and Luna were sitting together at this moment, perhaps wondering where he, Ron and Hermione were, or debating how best to undermine Snape's regime" They could very well decide to put in a visual representation of this thought.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Cool picturesAvatar Imageclabwag says: I'm assuming set-up shots for the kidnapping of Luna, or perhaps to show just how lonely/empty the train is without the muggle-borns. Both would add weight to the story as a whole, and would be more emotionally engaging. The idea that it could be post King's Cross at the end of the film is also interesting, I must say. :] Avatar ImageJillxoxo says: Must be shooting the epilogue. Nice pics!Avatar Imagelonerwolfygirl says: so many long to wait.Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: i missed the train to hogwarts on 1st of september :( ! nostagalgia :)Avatar ImageTheWizard says: Cool!! :DAvatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: I hope this is for the epilogue, I am so thankful that was included in D.H, hope it is done for the movie!Avatar Imageda_member0808 says: cool pictures! Avatar Imagelizzyrc says: love the pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagenipintheair says: I can't wait for the next movie to come out.Avatar Imagemewthree says: it is great to see the train on film set. i was there at kings cross station when they filmed ootp. they let me onto the film set. i was too shocked to take full advantage of it. i saw the train and rode on it in york.Avatar ImageAugusta L says: has anybody heard anything about who is cast as the next generation?Avatar ImageLucilla says: So cool! I can't waitAvatar ImageHGROSS44 says: Cool pics it would be fun to be there.Avatar Imagewrightrox says: gotta love the Hogwart's Express !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageLeeann says: Aw! The Hogwarts Express! Love it.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: awesomesAvatar Imagedreampotter says: Nice pictures! I hope this means we'll get to see the stuff that the trio only hears about in the book.Avatar Imagehufflepuffqueenxo says: awesome! I really want to see the actors playing Teddy, Rose, Hugo, Scorpious, Lily, Albus and James. I'm so excited for this movie!!Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: This has to be the ending that they where shooting, because there is no scene in the rest of the book that takes place with the Hogwarts Express. But, that means that they are doing the 19 years later scene, but I can only hope that they do it better then the book. That is the only thing I was disappointed about, that the epilogue did not answer most of my questions about where they went. We only got glimpses of it. We spent the better part of 10 years living, loving and loosing with these characters and all we get at the end is 10 pages about their kids going off to school.Avatar Imagealegria35 says: Maybe they will show how the kids of those resisting from Voldemort are being kidnapped... like Luna being taken away from the train during her trip for Christmas vacation... and yeah, the "19 years later".. when Al and Rose are on their first trip to Hogwarts.. awesome..Avatar ImagePotterGeekFreak says: Sa-Weet!Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: Cool shots!!!Avatar Imageinshirah says: Nice shots! im guessing the same thing... filming for the epilogue part..Avatar Imagegemini_black says: Darn sweet!Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: I would have thought this was the epilogue, but there was none of the cast? I'll go with the last shot of the movie is the train... That would be cool!Avatar ImageTheGriff says: Awesome, they can't be filming the epilogue already?! I've ridden the Hogwarts express from Fort William to Mullaig, i think it was, in Scotland. You go over the viaduct so famously seen in the films and can see where they put hogwarts on the side of the hill, I think they are both at Glen Fidden (sp), by the monument. I went through the entire train sitting on every seat haha. Avatar ImageLeeann says: nice

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