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Harry Potter Train Vandalized (Grrrrrr......)

 
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12:00 AM, 23-MARCH-07


Vandals have caused an estimate $100,000 in damage to a train made famous in the Harry Potter films, according to BBC News. The Hogwarts Express, which is run by British rail company West Coast Railways, was damaged when a gang of six youths broke into the yard where it was stored and smashed about 200 of its windows with hammers.

Forensic teams associated with the British Transport Police are still investigating the incident. The attack was not the first time the iconic train has been hit by vandals. In September 2003, the company was forced to spend about $6,000 on repainting one carriage after it was painted with graffiti. No timetable has yet been put on getting the train back up and running, a spokeswoman told BBC News.

The train's red color and the distinctive number 5972 on the front of the engine make it instantly recognizable as the Hogwarts Express. In J.K. Rowling's books, the train carries Harry and his fellow wizardry students to and from the Hogwarts school each year. In real life, it carries tourists around the U.K. during the summer months and was used by Warner Brothers in the Harry Potter film adaptations.

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=0&id=40711

Patrick
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Stupid Muggles!!!
OK all together, wands out 1...2.....3....... REPAIRO

Will someone shut that man up
NEVER!
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cooky37 wrote:
Stupid Muggles!!!
OK all together, wands out 1...2.....3....... REPAIRO

Will someone shut that man up
NEVER!


Wish it was that easy. I have never understood the attraction of vandalism. Of course, I am also someone who lost most of my KISS collection due to arsonist just a few years back, so maybe that might color my perception a little, but I never really got it before that, either.

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