Amtrak Releases Harry Potter Locomotives on NEC

Four ASC-64 electrics promoting the new Harry Potter show on Broadway are expected to run on the Corridor until June.

Amtrak Releases Harry Potter Locomotives on NEC

By PTJ Staff

The first of four Amtrak ASC-64 electrics with a livery wrap promoting a new Harry Potter show on Broadway was released on Friday, the railroad announced.

The first one, Amtrak 641, features images of characters from the new show “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” on the side of the locomotive. According to the railroad, the four wrapped ASC-64s will run between Washington D.C., New York and Boston from today until June 25.

“The eye-catching train wrap features the show’s iconic logo along with Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy and the next generation of wizards: Albus Potter, Scorpius Malfoy and Rose Granger-Weasley. The swirling clock will give you visions of time travel as you ride through the illustrious landscapes of the NEC. While this train won’t be stopping at Platform 9 ¾, you’ll be sure to have a magical journey on the NEC,” the railroad stated in a press release.

Wrapped locomotives have become common on the Northeast Corridor in recent years. In 2021, an ASC-64 was warped into Amtrak’s Phase III scheme to promote a train simulator and in 2022, one was wrapped to promote an exhibit about King Tut.

This article was posted on: May 2, 2023