The Hogwarts Express is the first moment of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 6, The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters.


… leaning forward on his trolley he broke into a heavy run — the barrier was coming nearer and nearer — he wouldn’t be able to stop — the trolley was out of control — he was a foot away — he closed his eyes ready for the crash…


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  • All animals move and make noise when moving over them.
  • A box between the cats conceals a spider which will pop a leg out if moused over.
  • The Prefect Badge sticking out of the bag can be collected.

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The sound of bustling people on the station can't be missed. The conductor's whistle sounds regularly and the Hogwarts Express lets off some steam.

See also

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The Keeper of the Keys
Hagrid Arrives
Harry Receives His Letter at Last
Diagon Alley
Arriving at Diagon Alley
Harry and Hagrid Visit Gringotts
The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters
The Hogwarts Express
The Journey to Hogwarts
The Sorting Hat
The Entrance Hall
The Sorting Ceremony
The Sorting Hat
The Potions Master
Harry's Early Days at Hogwarts
Harry's First Potions Lesson
Hagrid's Wooden House

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