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    GHOST TRAIN (Official Music Video)

    September 27, 2019


    (train whistle blows) (train rattling) (percussive tonal music) ♪ Olden tales have long foretold ♪ ♪ Of broken rails from coast to coast ♪ ♪ But what they host haunts me the most ♪ ♪ An ancient train that
    became a ghost, yup ♪ ♪ Ghost train ♪ ♪ I’ve seen him before ♪ ♪ Most say I’m insane,
    but I’m saying I’m sure ♪ ♪ He’s wailing his horn
    like he’s hailing me forth ♪ ♪ To his railway by force
    and I fail to ignore ♪ ♪ I know I’ve lied about a lot of things ♪ ♪ But ghost trains are
    real, you’ve gotta believe ♪ ♪ Translucent cabooses
    like out of a dream ♪ ♪ Meet me down by the railroad ♪ ♪ Meet me down by the railroad ♪ ♪ Meet me down by the railroad ♪ (xylophone dinging) ♪ Where does he come from ♪ ♪ Where does he go ♪ ♪ What is his cargo ♪ ♪ What does he stoke ♪ ♪ What is his motive ♪ ♪ Is he loco ♪ ♪ I got so many questions,
    but nobody knows, yo ♪ ♪ Ghost train ♪ ♪ A big mystery ♪ ♪ Driving me insane, bringing me misery ♪ ♪ He’s haunting me, see,
    taunting me wantonly ♪ ♪ What could he want from me ♪ ♪ We should leave now and see ♪ ♪ I know I’ve lied about a lot of things ♪ ♪ But ghost trains are
    real, you’ve gotta believe ♪ ♪ Elusive cabooses, so where could he be ♪ – You’re starting to worry me. ♪ Meet me down by the railroad ♪ ♪ Meet me down by the railroad ♪ ♪ Meet me down by the railroad ♪ ♪ Look, every train I’ve ever seen ♪ ♪ Has been defaced disgracefully ♪ ♪ But one remains graffiti-free ♪ ♪ Let’s make him plain
    as day to see, right ♪ ♪ Ghost train ♪ ♪ My target’s in sight ♪ ♪ One spray of my paint
    and no way he can hide ♪ ♪ I’m rightfully frightened,
    but I’d be delighted ♪ ♪ To see a graffitied Z up on his side ♪ ♪ I know I’ve lied about everything ♪ ♪ But ghost trains are
    real, you’ve gotta believe ♪ ♪ Intrusive cabooses
    are making me scream ♪ (screams) ♪ Meet me down by the railroad ♪ ♪ Meet me down by the railroad ♪ ♪ Meet me down by the railroad ♪ If you would just believe me, you would make this much more easy. – Okay, I’ll go. ♪ Meet me down by the railroad ♪ ♪ Meet me down by the railroad ♪ ♪ Meet me down by the railroad ♪ ♪ Meet me down by the railroad ♪ ♪ Meet me down by the railroad ♪ ♪ Meet me down by the railroad ♪ ♪ Meet me down by the railroad ♪ ♪ Now ♪ (cart rattling) Look, there he is. Do you see him? (train whistle blows) – [Woman] No.

    Why the UK Runs Trains to Nowhere
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    Why the UK Runs Trains to Nowhere

    September 6, 2019


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    squarespace.com/HAI. This train should not exist, and, if were
    up to the train company, it wouldn’t, but it’s not. You see, in the UK, trains work off a franchising
    system where the UK government awards contracts to different private companies to
    operate rail services. For example Virgin Trains East
    Coast operate the east coast route, ScotRail operates most trains in Scotland, TransPennine
    express operates many trains to and from Manchester, and there are about two dozen other
    operators, but this particular train that shouldn’t exist is operated by Chiltern
    Railways. They
    mostly operate trains to smaller towns between London and Birmingham and all of their trains
    to London terminate at Marylebone station…
    except for one—this one. This particular train
    operates from the nearby London Paddington station—the terminus for Great Western and
    Heathrow Express services. But Chiltern railways has to operate services
    to London Paddington because this document says so—their franchise
    agreement. This document is basically the
    contract between the railway company and the UK government so to modify this document they
    have to ask the government and, as we all know, sometimes governments aren’t very
    efficient. So here’s your super simple guide to closing
    a railway route in Britain. Step one: perform
    a “transport appraisal.” This is basically an analysis of the effects
    that the line closure will have on passengers, the environment, and the economy. The strait-forward three stage fourteen step
    process of creating a transport appraisal is explained in this handy 35 page document
    featuring this super user-friendly flowchart. Once you’ve completed that, just give it
    to the UK Department of Transport who will analyze your
    analysis. Step two: publish your proposal of
    closure including the findings of your transport appraisal six months before the proposed closure
    in one local newspaper circulating near the proposed closure and in two national newspapers
    for two weeks continuously. Step three: open a twelve-week consultation
    period including public hearings where anyone who disagrees with the
    closure can protest. Once you’ve completed those
    three easy steps, then you’ll hand everything over to the Office of Rail and Road who will
    decide whether or not you can close the line. As you might have been able to tell from my
    not-at-all-sarcastic explanation, it’s not easy
    to close a franchised rail route, but nowhere in the agreement does it say how often Chiltern
    Railways has to operate their route to Paddington—it just says they need to. So they operate it…
    once per day. Now compared to the US where cities as big
    as Houston, Texas only see three trains a week and have stations that look
    like this, a daily service from Paddington probably
    seems normal, but the station this service goes to, High Wycombe, sees 95 trains a day
    from the normal London station—Marylebone. One train per day is nothing for a UK train
    route, especially from London. Chiltern Railways, like many other train companies,
    have decided it’s just easier and cheaper to operate an infrequent
    service to fulfill their franchise agreement instead
    of going through the rather expensive formal closure process. But some rail companies have pushed the boundaries
    of what is considered “service” to an extreme. Northern’s franchise agreement requires
    them to operate a train between Stockport and Stalybridge which they fulfill by running
    one train, one-way, once per week. Between
    Stockport and Stalybridge there are two stations which are therefore serviced by one train
    per week. Closing stations is just as difficult as closing
    lines so they won’t do it. Denton station
    therefore recorded only 144 passengers in the past year while Reddish South saw just
    94. Thirty
    miles to the north, London Midland is required to operate services to Barlaston Railway Station,
    but companies are allowed to temporarily operate rail replacement buses during maintenance. This company, however, has interpreted “temporary”
    as 13 years as they’ve operated rail replacement busses to this station since 2004
    to fulfill their obligation. The Chiltern Railways service from London
    Paddington to High Wycombe is definitively unprofitable. On many days there are zero passengers. On the day this footage was filmed, there
    was only one. This bureaucratic closure process is meant
    to protect the public by preventing companies from closing unprofitable smaller
    stations, but in reality most of what is does is make
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    Moonville Tunnel | Haunted Railroad Tunnel | Ohio | USA | HD
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    Moonville Tunnel | Haunted Railroad Tunnel | Ohio | USA | HD

    August 27, 2019


    Abandoned Tube Stations. Moonville Tunnel. Moonville is a ghost town in southeastern Brown Township, Vinton County, Ohio, United States. The town totally disappeared sometime in the 1930s…now all that’s left is the tunnel, the cemetery, and a few old house foundations. Many people consider the Moonville Tunnel one of Ohio’s most haunted locations. The railroad stopped using the tracks in late 1986, and the tracks were torn out in 1988. Possible ghosts, These have all been seen by members of the public. Man murdered at the inn, In 1936 a man was murdered at the inn that sat to the right of the tunnel. Many people claim to see the murdered man standing near the top of the tunnel where the inn used to stand. Ten year old girl, The last death at the tunnel was that of a ten year old girl in 1986. She was playing near the tracks when a train came through and killed her. Today people claim to hear a little girl laughing near the tunnel. Young woman, In 1905 a young woman was walking home along the tracks when she was killed by a passing train. Today people see her ghost walking along the tracks just outside of the tunnel, carrying a lantern and dressed in a flowing white dress or robe. Young man, In 1954 a young man was waiting for a train to pass before crossing the tracks. The Train passed, and he started to cross the tracks, however, one of the cars on the train had broken free and it ran over him. Today many people claim to see a red, glowing form near the tunnel, who they believe is the young man. Make up your own mind… Like, Share and Subscribe Thanks.

    Why the Victorian mansion is a horror icon
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    Why the Victorian mansion is a horror icon

    August 24, 2019


    Imagine a haunted house. Does it look like … this? A decaying structure with severe angles and
    intricate woodwork? Maybe some bats flying out of a tower. This is the Victorian mansion. It’s ghostly presence traces back to paintings
    like this one from the 1920s: artist Edward Hopper’s “House by the Railroad,”
    which shows an old Victorian house, abandoned and isolated. Remember this one because it comes back in
    later. Throughout 20th-century pop culture, similar-looking
    mansions appeared again and again as signifiers of dread in horror movies, television, and
    Gothic pulp novels. It was featured famously as the menacing Bates
    mansion in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and the kooky home of the Addams Family. But it wasn’t always like that – so why
    do we associate this house with death? The later part of the Victorian era, named
    after England’s Queen Victoria, was known as the Gilded Age in America. It followed the bloody American Civil War
    and was simultaneously an era of rampant income inequality, political corruption, and industrialization
    that helped create a new wealthy class. And the choice home for the “nouveau riche,”
    or “new rich,” was the Victorian. It was the McMansion of its time: a gaudy
    and unbalanced monstrosity that showed off the wealth of certain American families. Borrowed from medieval Europe’s Gothic architecture,
    these houses were designed to be imposing and make a statement. They were a mismatched combination of towers
    and turrets, ornate gingerbread trim, and sloped, bloated roofs, called the Mansard
    roof, which drew from the French imperial style. Inside was a maze of rooms like parlors, drawing
    rooms, libraries, and observatories, places that were often unoccupied, with the
    curtains drawn to keep out sunlight, which could damage the clutter of heavy, expensive
    furnishings. Spooky, right? Late 19th-century wealthy Americans wanted
    to emulate Europe but after World War I, that changed, as the
    American vision turned toward progress and innovation. Modern architects ushered in an era of clean
    lines and simplicity as the new hallmark of taste. The Victorian, in comparison, became an antiquated
    symbol of excess, whose architectural style was described as “grotesque,” and the
    mansions were called “mongrel types desecrating the landscape.” Critics of the time began to associate the
    houses with death, offensive reminders of the troubling Gilded Age. These houses slowly became an unwelcome presence,
    and eventually the wealthy owners moved on. And when the Great Depression swept across
    the country in the 1930s, a lot of the houses were abandoned or became boarding houses for
    the working poor. Without their affluent tenants to maintain
    them, the ornate structures quickly eroded, deepening their association with decay. Enter Charles Addams. A cartoonist working for the New Yorker who
    introduced the world to the Addams Family. A reclusive collection of ghouls who are morbidly
    anti-social and mysteriously wealthy. “A toast! To the glorious mysteries of life, to all
    that binds a family as one. To mirth, to merriment, to manslaughter!” These popular cartoons began appearing in
    the late ’30s, but it wasn’t until November 1945 that Addams finally showed us the exterior
    of the strange home the family occupies. It was the Victorian. The Addams Family was a dark perversion of
    the ideal American family, and their mansion represented that. Charles Addams later said in an interview
    that he chose it because Victorians are just “better for haunts.” It was here that the Victorian became permanently
    associated with horror, and by the time Alfred Hitchcock made his iconic film, Psycho, in
    1960, audiences immediately recognized the Bates mansion as a place of unspoken dread,
    of something not quite right. In the promotional trailer for the film, Hitchcock
    describes the house’s appearance as: “A little more sinister-looking, less innocent
    than the motel itself.” And when he takes you inside … “You see even in daylight this place still
    looks a bit sinister.” And his inspiration? It was Hopper, from 1925. It’s not hard to see the similarity. Both are towering, empty, and isolated – decaying
    relics that loomed over a world that had long moved on. The Victorian mansion died over 100 years
    ago, but its persistent presence in Gothic-inspired art and pop culture has made it an iconic
    symbol of dread, and now serves as an immediate signal to audiences: There’s something not quite right about
    this house. So you probably caught that ghost in the window
    around the two-minute mark, but there’s actually four others hidden throughout this
    video – did you see those?

    5 Hauntings on the Railroad
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    5 Hauntings on the Railroad

    August 19, 2019


    Railroads made this country. The history of the railroads is deep and,
    not surprisingly, sometimes haunted. Thanks to mysteriousheartland.com and ghostcitytours.com
    for helping us come up with this list of hauntings on the railroad. The Albino Tracks
    In St. Clair County, Illinois, a long abandoned set of tracks came to be known as the Albino
    Tracks. The legend goes that in the 1800s a mysterious
    epidemic ripped through the area. The locals, being a superstitious bunch, blamed
    a pair of albino children that lived nearby. Some of the townsfolk took matters into their
    own hands and kidnapped the children. To end the curse upon the land, the abductors
    tied the children to the railroad tracks and watched as a train ran them over. From that time, visitors to the tracks reported
    ghostly activity. Some whose cars got stuck on the tracks said
    that their vehicles were pushed by unseen hands to safety before a train came. The locals believe it was the albino children
    saving others from their fate. Today the tracks are gone, but it seems like
    the ghosts remain. The River Styx Bridge
    With a name like River Styx, it’s no wonder supernatural stories swirl around this bridge. The legend that surrounds the bridge near
    Rittman, Ohio tells the heroic tale of railroad engineer Alexander Logan. A Scot by birth, Logan came to America and
    devoted his career to the railroad, eventually rising to the rank of engineer. One spring day, something went wrong with
    his speeding train and the locomotive jumped the tracks and overturned, crushing Alexander
    to death. Newspaper reports from the time noted that
    he had time to escape the doomed train, but stayed at his post in an effort to save his
    passengers. To this day, if you find yourself near the
    River Styx Bridge at night, you may see a ghostly vision of the fiery crash that took
    Alexander’s life play out before it vanishes and you’re left alone once more. Tara Bridge
    Near Tara, Iowa there is a old railroad bridge that some people have taken to calling Terror
    Bridge. If it is to be believed, the history of this
    bridge is downright horrific. It’s said that a mother took her children
    to the tracks and, in a fit of insanity, threw her children under a speeding train as it
    passed. Today, if you stop your car near the bridge,
    the mother’s ghost appears and drags you out of your car, throwing you on the tracks
    just as she did her children. Another legend talks of a farmer who lived
    nearby. One day, frustrated, he cursed the land and
    suddenly dropped dead. From that time on, people have reported being
    chased by a frightening apparition that some claim to be the ghost of the farmer. Satan’s Bridge
    I mean, the place is called Satan’s Bridge! As the story goes, this now abandoned railroad
    bridge was the home to three mysterious deaths. The first was a man who was struck by a train
    while walking along the bridge, falling to his death. A second story tells of a man who was lynched
    nearby. The third is the story of a homeless man who
    lived below the bridge. One day, he was found dead, a look of terror
    twisting his face. Between these three legends, it’s no wonder
    that Satan’s Bridge is reported to be haunted. The Ghost Children of San Antonio
    The strange tale of the ghost children of San Antonio, Texas has become a well known
    one over the years. The tragic story begins with a nun driving
    a school bus full of children home one moonless night. The bus became disabled upon the railroad
    tracks near Villamain and Shane. The nun tried to get the bus started again,
    but it was in vain. Because of the darkness of the night and the
    burned out light on the locomotive, she didn’t see the train barreling down upon the bus
    until it was too late. The bus was struck and all of the children
    were killed. The nun was thrown from the bus and injured,
    but survived. She recovered physically, but her guilt overwhelmed
    her. One night, she drove her car to the site of
    the accident and parked on the same spot on the tracks where the bus had been. There she sat, waiting for a train to come
    and end her grief. In due time, a train appeared and raced toward
    her car. Then, in the darkness, the nun heard the sounds
    of small children around her. She looked, but the night was empty except
    for her and the oncoming train. To her shock, her car began to roll forward
    on its own and just cleared the tracks before the train roared past. When she got out of the car, she looked on
    her rear bumper and noticed the tiny handprints of children. Overcome by the miracle, the nun devoted her
    life to helping orphans and the less fortunate until the day she died. Today, it is said, and I don’t recommend
    doing this, that you can park your car on or near the tracks at night where the accident
    occurred. After a time, you can get out and take a look
    at your bumper and you may find the handprints of ghost children who are determined to ensure
    another tragedy on the tracks is avoided.

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    Haunted Railroad Tracks In San Antonio | Dead Explorer #80

    August 17, 2019


    So we just finished doing some ghosthunting
    at the mission and we just happen to come across the tracks from the urban legend of
    the kids pushing a car over the tracks. So we decided we wanted to go check it out. I
    am Alejandro. I search the world for paranormal activity. I am the Dead Explorer. So, before
    we do it, you know, if you look straight up here all the way across you can see there
    is definitely a gradual decline all the way down. Even from this area right here, but
    if you driver further back down that way and try to look down this way it’s a weird optical
    illusion where you can’t see the grade of the decline that much. That’s why people
    think its flat, but it’s not flat. It’s not flat at all. No. You can see that over
    there is higher where we are at. Even all the way through, even right here, you can
    see it all the way. Do you have the recorder? I’ll hold the recorder. Do you got it? I
    don’t got it. Here you go. So you are behind us, you have a better bird’s eye view. Oh-oh
    here comes the rape van. So if you are right here and you look straight down it looks flat
    right? Yea. Yep. It looks perfectly flat. They say leave your vehicle.. oh shoot, watch
    out for the rape van for real. Maybe I will roll up the windows, roll up the windows.
    Roll up the windows man. Who are these guys? It’s all white. Film it, film it, film it.
    You on it Jay? Yea. They are going to do the train tracks. That’s funny we came out to
    the train tracks and now are going to watch somebody else do it. Can you zoom in? Yea.
    I’m zoomed it. You’re zoomed in. Is it moving? Yea it’s moving. I don’t know
    if it’s just gas, but watch you can do it from even all the way right here. I put it
    in neutral, shut it off, ok? I’m going to let go of the brake. As soon as you see me
    let go of the brake it will take off. See? Is there any kids with us? Man it’s picking
    up speed. Yea man, but when you come down from the other way you can totally see its
    downhill. Yea, there is nothing to it man. Now I have a story. I wish Wendy was with
    us. I’m going to stop right her. So these are the tracks? Now we start going up, you
    see that? Now we start going up. Ok, so we are going uphill right now. Now we are in
    a rut. Okay. There is no possible way we can go anywhere, maybe back, but we are in a rut.
    Alright. Wendy came out here with her brother Wes, no her brother William, they sat in this
    rut, they were out here for two hours, and they literally felt something push the car
    like it literally something pushed the car through the rut off. We got one of these in
    Austin man. Everybody does. All over the United States people have the urban legends of the
    kids pushing a car over the railroad tracks. Yea, so tit saves them. There is, you know,
    around certain times of the year people will actually come out, you will see people drawing;
    they put candles out and draw pentagrams, they do a bunch of dumb stuff. People do séances,
    it’s dumb. This area, like you said, this whole area is weird, but you know who knows
    what the real story is? You ready to go home? You ready? Yea, these kids aren’t going to
    push us. Thank you for watching Dead Explorer Real Paranormal Videos. Please make sure you
    favorite and like this video and subscribe for more Dead Explorer.

    Dirt the Railroad Cat King of the Shops at Nevada Northern Railroad
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    Dirt the Railroad Cat King of the Shops at Nevada Northern Railroad

    August 14, 2019


    Every so often there’s a feel-good story
    really worth sharing. And this is one of those stories. This is Dirt. Dirt is about 11 years old. He was born in a wooden crate in the boiler shop, which we’ll go in in a moment. He’s fixed so we don’t have any kittens running around. Don’t let Dirt’s looks deceive you, he’s a
    very loved kitty cat. 😻 She gets a bath every once in a while but it doesn’t
    last very long before she’s not covered in coal dust again.🚂 We’ll actually fire up the crane for that too we’ll take the crane out and do demonstrations. There’s two weeks in February where we have the locomotives hot. While they’re hot, Dirt will get up in the engine and lay next to the firebox and lay somewhere close and stay warm all night. Or we’ve got two big propane heaters in the shop and he’ll just go lay in front of them. if you’re interested in
    meeting dirt, what I heard is that she gets really curious when she hears the
    tour’s coming through the engine room she usually comes out to get petted if
    you just crouch down and hold your hand out she’ll come to you. 😺 Dirt even has her
    own merchandise just check out the Depot store for more info 😸 Hope to see you again sometime dirt As for us we’re back on the road We’ll catch you guys later, bye Don’t forget to subscribe and you’ll be notified when I add new content. Thanks for watching! 😸👍

    The Legend of the Haunted Railroad Tracks in San Antonio, Texas!
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    The Legend of the Haunted Railroad Tracks in San Antonio, Texas!

    August 13, 2019


    In this area, it has a legend haunted story! In 1940s or earlier, There was a school bus carrying around 10 kids to the school. The engine was broken down while the bus was on the railroad! A bus driver was puzzled and tried to figure out a way to solve the engine issue. Apparently, a bus driver didn’t realize the bus was on the railroad. Then, he saw a train coming and it was too late to save kids or himself. The train crashed the school bus and everybody were killed. So what’s happening next now? Now, I’m getting a baking soda. What is this for? We’ll take a car on the railroad, then we will wait and it will eventually move. Maybe a car was being pushed by kids who were killed in the train crash. You might see kids’ handprints on those baking soda. Maybe they’re trying to save us from getting killed. You see the sign says no stop on the railroad, which means they know people do come here to confirm the experience. Now, I’m taking my car on the railroad. Justin will set a camera tripod to capture the entire action. I’m here to make sure that we’re not getting hit by a train. It’s what terrified me the utmost right now. I have that imagination what if it will hit us or not. You funny. I know you’re doing it. I’m parking here. We’re giving it a try again. Now it’s moving backward. I have to admit it’s the ideal spot for feeling tension or terrifying a bit. We were nervous about cars driving through us. I think it’s moving on its own. I didn’t do anything lol. Let’s check the baking soda. What! It’s true! We did several tests. Some did move on its own. We just had to see if there are any kid hands. And hands are right there! The total is 10 hands. I think it’s more than just ten hands. (Joking: not true about hands) (There are two cars testing the railroad now. I just learned that there is 2 inches horizontal off. When you park on the railroad, it will stay a while but it will move later. Why? It has a steep a bit. Once it’s moved, then everybody immediately assumed it is pushed by kids!