As railroads are all old and presumably haunted, ghost trains have made a lasting impression on Halloween lore. And since phantom trains clank across the rails from Stockholm to St. Louis, it's probably time you consider buying a ticket for a frightful ride to remember -- besides your usual subway commute.
That's where the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad comes in: The Pennsylvania rail company is hosting a haunted train ride during the month of October that'll purportedly shuttle you straight into the spooky abyss. OK, maybe not literally, although you'll be brushing shoulders with a gang of surly "creatures" while riding the train, all of whom will be "sure to frighten the strongest of heart, and test the nerve of all onboard," according to the company's website.
The train departs under the cover of darkness from New Hope, Pennsylvania, and snakes its way through an eerie stretch of railroad that apparently drifts into "the hands of the unknown." It's recommended that only adults venture out to the ghost train, but steel-nerved teenagers are welcome to scrap with the ghouls as well.