Disappointment as train ruins Harry Potter fans’ big moment

Cindy McBride travelled to Drumry station with her family to get a glimpse of the famous train.

Harry Potter fans were left disappointed after waiting to see a train made famous by the story – only to have their view blocked by a ScotRail service.

Cindy McBride, from Drumchapel, travelled to Drumry to get a glimpse of the train with her family on Sunday.

The 40-year-old was at the Clydebank station with her dad, two sisters, five nieces, two daughters, Erin, four, and Isla, eight, and her 12-year-old son Kyle, who is a Harry Potter fanatic.

Isla and Kyle both had their Harry Potter cloaks on waiting for the big moment as the crowd started to build.

Due to the numbers in attendance some, including the McBride family, had to go to the other side of the station for a viewing point.

However, just as the locomotive, which served as Hogwarts Express in the film adaptations of JK Rowling’s novels, approached the platform, a ScotRail train came along in the other direction, leaving fans disappointed.

Cindy said: “My kids who are Harry Potter daft had moaned the face off me to go and see the train.

“I didn’t even think anything of it until my friend said ‘it would be funny if another train passed just as it arrived’, so I think he jinxed it.

“The kids were quite upset that they didn’t get a good view.”

She is now able to see the funny side after a video went viral on social media, even if she had to apologise to her mum as a result.

She said: “When I seen it and realised what I had said it was so embarrassing, I sound like a ‘pure Glesga maw’.

“My friend posted it on Twitter and it has had so many views, my phone hasn’t stopped going all day.

“The first thing I done was phone my mum to say sorry for the language but she saw the funny side – I don’t think my husband was too proud of it either.

“The kids have seen it, my eldest has been tagged in it a few times and all his friends were talking about it in school, so he has seen the funny side and that has cheered him up a wee bit.”

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