At about 5.30am on October 13th, 1928. A Leeds to Bristol mail train crashed in Charfield.
Fifteen people were killed and 23 badly injured, two small bodies remained unidentified.
One body was a child (of about five), and the other of a child between twelve and seventeen. A granite cross was erected as a memorial to the victims. On it’s front ten names were inscribed followed by the poignant inscription “two unknown”.
From about 1929 a strange woman dressed in black visited the graves of the two unknown children. She continued her visits right into the 1950s, Joe Kloiber saw the woman:
“The poor lady is at rest now I suppose… All I can tell you is that she was frail, always dressed in black, and came to the grave two or three times a year. She always arrived in a chauffeur-driven limousine, the car was not black, but I cannot remember the colour. She would put flowers on the grave and prey there. “
Two lonely and lost ghostly railway children, walking hand in hand have been reported near the site of the crash.
The ghost of a tealady who used to work in the buffet, has been encountered at Yeovil Station.
The woman named Molly died on the station platform in the 1960s, but she loved the station so much she now haunts it in spirit form. Although never seen, some of Molly’s tricks are swapping cutlery around and turning things on and off. However when asked to stop her mischief, she does so.
During April every year, witnesses have reported seeing the ghost of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train.
Residents of both Urbana and Piqua have reported the ghostly site of The Lincoln Special, traveling along the train tracks, the ghostly locomotive carries Lincoln’s coffin (surrounded by a crew of blue coated skeletons). Continue reading →
Rothley station on the Great Central Railway is haunted by a phantom Station Master, along with several ghostly figures in Edwardian dress.
“There have long been legends about the ghostly figure of an old signalman who used to work at Rothley station, but we certainly didn’t expect the report to uncover quite as many spectral passengers waiting for our steam trains!” marketing assistant Lynn Hill.
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