Top Real-World Harry Potter Sights for Muggles

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ScotRail, in collaboration with the HiJOBS website, is embarking on a search for train drivers to join the renowned West Highland Line, celebrated for its appearances in two Harry Potter films. Described as a "dream" opportunity, the recruitment drive aims to find individuals willing to master the controls on some of the world's most picturesque railway routes in Scotland.

Compensation for the new train drivers will commence at around $40,000 annually, with the potential to surpass $70,000. Applicants must be at least 20 years old, successfully pass a series of medical tests, possess strong problem-solving skills, and have a background in a safety-focused profession, as safety is of paramount importance.

Laura Saunders, representing HiJOBS, emphasized the unique allure of working on one of Scotland's most illustrious train routes. The West Highland Line, spanning 264 kilometers, achieved international acclaim when readers of Wanderlust voted it the world's best railway journey in 2009.

The line features iconic landmarks, including the Glenfinnan Viaduct, a cinematic backdrop in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, where the Hogwarts Express, pulled by a steam engine, traverses the viaduct. Additionally, the line encompasses the remote Corrour railway station, immortalized in the 1996 film Trainspotting. Contemporary offerings include travel companies providing Harry Potter-themed journeys on steam trains along this captivating route.


1- What is the minimum age requirement for potential train drivers on the West Highland Line?

2- What is the role of Laura Saunders from HiJOBS in the recruitment process?

3- What movie features the Glenfinnan Viaduct?


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Parts of this lesson are based on: An article Engoo Daily News.