posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 08:45 AM
this thread reminds me of when I was young(er). Must have been about 14-15, and there was a dissused railway line near where we used to knock about.
legend had it, that there was an old ghost train that could sometimes be heard. And we'd used to hang around, waiting to see or hear something. One
evening....about 11pm or so, we heard a noise which sounded just like a train, the hissing of the old steam engine, and the chug chug chug of the
train. Needless to say, in our youthful enthusiasm, we all crapped our pants and legged it, laughing all the way, until we were "safe".
Roll on 5 years.....Now, I "may" have ommitted something about these old tracks. Right round the corner, a few hundred yards at most, there was a
large industrial estate. I'd got myself a job in one of the units at the back, which backed onto the railway line. It was a place which filled up gas
cannisters for beer pumps and things like that. I was working nights there, and come 5am it was time for me to go home. I left my usual way, through a
hole in the fence out back, straight onto the old line. And as I walked away into the distance, I heard "that" hissing noise, like from a steam
engine. It did frit me up a bit, but only for a second, as it dawned on me, that it was just the release valve on the machine that I had myself, just
been working on. (and the guy on the next shift was now working on) And then, the big old truck which used to pick up my gas cannisters came along.
Guess what noise it made as it backed up.....chug chug chug chug....I facepalmed my younger self, and chortled all the way home.
So, our legendary haunted ghost track, was noneother than a warehouse unit, going through its usual routines. But we were young, and by 'eck it
didn't half feel like we were being chased by a ghost train at the time