Rail Ghosts and Hauntings

 
 


Woman

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Railway bridge over Wood Lane, and Gedling Station (currently a youth centre)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The phantom woman who is said to peer over the edge of the bridge and watch passers-by may be the same entity also reported at the old station.


 
 


Mabel

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - RHM Factory, part of which was Daybrook Railway Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s, early 1980s
Further Comments: Workers at the factory sometimes reported a phantom woman in one of the mixing rooms, which was once Daybrook Station. After improvements were made to this part of the plant, Mabel never returned.


 
 


Man with Lamp

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Sherwood Rise Tunnel near former New Basford station (tunnel now bricked up)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa 1953
Further Comments: A phantom man swinging a lamp was seen emerging from the tunnel and walking a short distance along the track before vanishing. He was thought to be an engine driver killed during the 1890s.


 
 


Clanks of the Carriage

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Thorneywood Station (no longer operational) and tunnel (now bricked up)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s, 1970s
Further Comments: Sounds of old steam engines, and the clanking of carriages were heard around this former station, even though the last train to pass through was in 1951. The tunnel was said to be haunted by the sounds of footsteps that crunched on the gravel, and some say that a ghostly train still travels through it.


 
 


Accident

Location: Nuneaton (Warwickshire) - Railway line and bridge near the Bomb Hills
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Circa October 1986
Further Comments: Two people walking home spotted steam coming from under a bridge. Looking down from the bridge they could see a stationary steam locomotive and dozens of people laying across the tracks - the scene was semi-transparent. The witnesses ran off to find someone, and returned several minutes later, by which time the scene had gone.


 
 


Boadicea's Grave

Location: NW1 (Greater London) - King's Cross Station, Platform 10
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present?
Further Comments: The final resting ground of the warrior queen is reported to be under this busy platform.


 
 


Distressed Woman

Location: NW1 (Greater London) - King's Cross underground station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: May 1998
Further Comments: A witness spotted a woman in her twenties with long brown hair, wearing jeans and t-shirt. The figure was kneeling at the side of the corridor with her arms outstretched, and appeared distressed and crying. Someone walking in the opposite direction then walked through the woman. The witness said that upon reflection, it was like watching a repeating piece of film.


 
 


Moving Chairs

Location: NW1 (Greater London) - St Pancras Railway Station
Type: Poltergeist
Date / Time: July 2013
Further Comments: Several workers at the Eurostar terminal have reported poltergeist activity in the corridors that run parallel with Pancras Road. Doors have been opened and closed and chairs refuse to budge when people try to push them.


 
 


Nimbus

Location: Outer London: Enfield (Greater London) - Hadley Wood railway - south tunnel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980 onwards
Further Comments: Since being cut up for scrap in 1980, the diesel powered 'Nimbus' has been spotted running along the tracks.


 
 


Churchill

Location: Outer London: Queensway (Greater London) - Queensway Station, Northern Line
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: Witnessed waiting on the platform, Sir Winston Churchill once lived quite close to the station.


 
 


Woman with a Red Scarf

Location: Outer London: Uxbridge (Greater London) - Ickenham Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Winter evenings (reoccurring), 1950s onwards
Further Comments: This ghostly figure stands at the end of the platform, close to where she fell and was electrocuted. She sometimes waves to attract attention before vanishing.


 
 


Young Woman

Location: Pinmore (Ayrshire) - Railway line
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid twentieth century
Further Comments: A girl who threw herself under a train just before the start of World War Two has occasionally been spotted standing by the tracks.


 
 


A Man and his Dog

Location: Plumtree (Nottinghamshire) - Outside Perkins' Bar & Bistro (formally Plumtree railway station)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The ghosts of a man and his dog haunt the site of former railway tracks just outside this bistro, where it is believed they were killed by a steam engine.


 
 


Rumbling Train

Location: Powerstock (Dorset) - Powerstock station (was also known as Poorstock station), now a private residence
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Even after the station was closed and the track removed, a steam locomotive could be felt as it passed by the building.


 
 


Steam Whistle

Location: Redditch (Hereford & Worcester) - Along the A441 by Oakenshaw McDonalds
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: On quiet nights you are said to be able to hear a steam whistle from a train which once passed along this area before the line was closed by Beecham.


 
 


Slow Moving Train

Location: Rhydyfelin (Dyfed) - Close to the old railway line
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: September 2003 or 2004
Further Comments: Four people heard the sound of a slow moving train from their cottage which stood close to the disused railway line. They went outside to investigate, but saw nothing.


 
 


Man in Green

Location: Ripley (Derbyshire) - Butterley Station railway museum
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 6 May 1991
Further Comments: A visitor to the museum reported seeing a dark-haired man dressed in green clothing that looked like it was from World War One. The entity sat in an old box coach, used mainly for storage because of bad condition. Other people have complained of a strange atmosphere in the car.


 
 


Lorry Driver

Location: Rolleston (Nottinghamshire) - Rolleston station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: Several entities have been reported at this station and around the track. A lorry driver who was killed at the junction is said to stand around the site where his death occurred, and another phantom man with a newspaper waits on a platform. At least one crossing keeper has reported the sounds and smell of a ghostly locomotive passing through, though nothing could be seen.


 
 


Driver

Location: Rolleston (Staffordshire) - Railway station and level crossing
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The phantom of a man killed at this junction is said to walk along the platform looking for his lorry which was destroyed in a collision.


 
 


Porter

Location: Rothley (Leicestershire) - Railway Station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Early 1980s (porter), woman in blue 2000s (normally during winter months)
Further Comments: A ghostly porter was spotted at the station by a member of the public returning from a party at 2am one Sunday morning. The building is also home to a ghostly dog and its owner (they were killed on the line a short distance away prior to the start of World War Two), and a phantom woman in blue who appears in the waiting room.


 
 


Soldier

Location: Rowsley (Derbyshire) - Rail station
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2004
Further Comments: Members of the Society For Paranormal Research claimed to have seen a man dressed in soldier's uniform walking along the track, only to vanish when they went to investigate.


 
 


Train Sounds

Location: Scunthorpe (Lincolnshire) - Viaduct over Scotter Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A train is said to be heard passing over the viaduct at night, though it is never seen.


 
 


Tapping

Location: SE1 (Greater London) - Elephant & Castle Station, Northern Line
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Footfalls and rapping have been often heard in the station when it is closed - on investigation, no source can be found. Another story says the last train of the night is haunted by a lone girl who walks from the last carriage to the tip of the train, vanishing as she reaches the engine.


 
 


Nun

Location: SE1 (Greater London) - London Road Depot (Bakerloo Line)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This area is thought to be haunted by a nun who is connected to a nearby Roman Catholic school.


 
 


Slamming Doors

Location: SE1 (Greater London) - Site of Waterloo Necropolis Railway, now a training school
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990 onwards
Further Comments: Some staff at this railway training school allegedly now refuse to work at night in 'A' block, due to classroom and other doors slamming shut by themselves.


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