A train ride through the haunted history of the railroads of Pennsylvania meeting ghostly headless engineers, brakemen, and victims of disasters on the rails. And at least one locomotive with murderous tendencies.
Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Keystone State
Author: Mark Nesbitt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A collection of frightening stories, including the Civil War ghosts of Gettysburg, spirits at John Brown's tannery, the fiddling ghost of Potter County, hauntings at the Eastern State Penitentiary, the mysterious indelible handprint, and many more.
HAUNTED LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA: GHOSTS & OTHER STRANGE OCCURRENCES is a collection of true, strange tales of the unexplained. Lancaster County, the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, has beautiful, rolling countryside dotted with small towns & quaint villages. Rich in cultural history & local legend, it has more than its share of the unexplained. Local legend & true eyewitness accounts are told in HAUNTED LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA: GHOSTS & OTHER STRANGE OCCURRENCES. ...a young woman still strolls her mansion grounds half a century after her death... a quaint, local tavern is the site of very unusual happenings...hundreds of ghost-seekers gather at a local park & aren't disappointed...a strange twist of fate is connected to a local man's name. Included are stories from the past century as well as stories from the past year, taking the reader on an exciting journey through HAUNTED LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. For prices & information, call or write: Dorothy B. Fiedel, 717 Kinderhook Road, Columbia, PA 17512. (717) 684-4251.
A collection of true accounts of ghosts and other mysteries in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, including the Manor Street mystery, the beast in the basement, the Hempfield haunting, the Marietta ghost walk and others.
With old favorites like the Stony Valley Railroad Grade and the Ghost Town Trail as well as new additions like the Chester Valley Trail and the Mahoning Shadow Trail, this seventh edition contains over 1100 miles of trails.Following a format much like earlier editions, the book contains valuable, easily-accessed information. Each trail listing contains a photograph, historical description, trailhead directions (including new Pennsylvania interstate exit numbers), trail map, trail details, a local manager contact, and more.
Tales of Ghost Trains, Phantom Conductors, and Other Railroad Spirits
Author: Matthew L. Swayne
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The distant sight of a steam-locomotive rolling across the open prairie is bound to bring about nostalgia for a time long past. But when you read these stories of unquiet railroad ghosts and their tragedy-struck trains, you'll notice the eerie embrace of the unexplained mixed into your quiet reverie. Haunted Rails is filled with stories of ghost trains, haunted locomotives, and spectral cabooses. Within these pages, you'll read the riveting stories of crashes, accidents, and the ghosts that linger in old railroad stations and museums. You'll discover engineers, conductors, and brakeman who perished on the job but have yet to cross over into the light. This book includes dozens of true ghost stories that take place on railroad lines both near and far, including: Flinderation Tunnel on the B&O and CSX mainline An eerie premonition on Canadian Pacific Railway The strange tale of caboose number 1908 of the Louisville and Nashville (L&N) Railroad The apparition in the Railroad Museum of the Penn Central Railroad The ghost of the Nickel Plate Road (NKP) Museum The demon train of the Scottish Highlands The Santa Ana ghost train Abraham Lincoln's haunted funeral train Engineer Brit Craft's heroic deeds outside of Atchison, Kansas The Silverpilen, also known as the haunted steel bullet train of Sweden The haunted caboose of Kentucky President Grover Cleveland's brush with the Maco light on the Atlantic Coast Line Author Philip K. Dick's paranormal encounter on the North Pacific Coast Railroad The paranormal aftermath of the tsunami that destroyed the Hilo Railroad in Hawaii