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Sep. 16th, 2009 | 06:25 am
location: home
mood: confusedconfused

I actually woke up early this morning wondering about this and couldn't get back to sleep.

How did the students get to Hogwarts before the invention of the steam engine?

Help me get some sleep. Tell me what you think./

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bbob567

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from: bbob567
date: Sep. 16th, 2009 11:20 am (UTC)
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Magic carpets. Linked together.

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Mr. Micawber, Taleteller

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from: mickawber_fics
date: Sep. 16th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
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Maybe by Abraxan-drawn coaches, like the Beauxbatons crowd in GoF?

Which makes me think that the Hogwarts team would travel abroad via some sort of space-warping Hogwarts Express trip...

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ap_aelfwine

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from: ap_aelfwine
date: Sep. 17th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
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Maybe by Abraxan-drawn coaches, like the Beauxbatons crowd in GoF?

Something like this is pretty much what I was envisioning, FWIW.

Which makes me think that the Hogwarts team would travel abroad via some sort of space-warping Hogwarts Express trip...

Hmm, that's an interesting thought. If so, I hope their train could adjust itself to the gauge of the local track--otherwise things could get difficult... ;-)

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Mr. Micawber, Taleteller

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from: mickawber_fics
date: Sep. 18th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
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Hey! If the Express can jump transdimensionally, you'd think it could manage a little thing like switching gauge! XD

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louie

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from: louie_90210
date: Sep. 16th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
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The parents would just apparate the kids to Hogsmeade instead of going to Platform 9 3/4. Then carriages, carriages ... Sorry not much magical imagination from me.

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Jessica

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from: antisocial_nerd
date: Sep. 16th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
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That was also my first thought.

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Socially maladroit

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from: coffee_n_cocoa
date: Sep. 16th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
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Maybe they Flooed into the Great Hall?

Good question!

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e-liz-a-beth

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from: thepastperfect
date: Sep. 17th, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
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Brooms? Slow and annoying, but possible.

Really, the Hogwarts Express is a luxury. Parents were probably responsible for getting their own children to Hogwarts before that, and how do children travel with their parents? Brooms, Floo, or side-along apparation, I assume.

P.S. Happy birthday!

Edited at 2009-09-29 13:25 (UTC)

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