Ghosts and Trains

Ghost trains are an aspect of the supernatural that don’t get a lot attention, but none the less are a fascinating topic to me since I love the old railroad and supernatural. Great inspiration.

Loco Yard

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Ghosts and trains are connected in our minds, mainly thanks to ghost train rides at fairgrounds. However this is not where it ends! Some of you may also be familiar with ghost train hunters. These are invariably people who seek out railway stations and services that barely run on routes and stations on the National rail network. However, as today is Halloween, we are looking at some of the more unexplained phenomenon that some experience, focusing on stories from heritage railways.

Many of these stories refer to ghostly people, but the Severn Valley Railway is one of a few to supposedly be haunted by a ghost train. The ghost train runs through Bewdley station. The train itself is invisible but is said to leave a trail of steam as it passes through the station.

The Dolgoch viaduct on the Talyllyn Railway has had reports of whistles and lights at midnight…

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