The Internet Is Freaking Out About This Haunted Train Ride Through a Ghost Town in West Virginia
Haunted| | By David Clarke
Decades ago, trains were an extremely popular way of getting around. Now that train rides are no longer a part of daily life for a ton of people, there are various train rides you can take all across the United States that are meant for entertainment. West Virginia has a number of cool train rides — including a fantastic two-day journey called the “Wild Heart of West Virginia Adventure Package.”
The entire trip begins at the Elkins Depot. Passengers board the Cheat Mountain Salamander which will take them through the dense forest. During this ride, guests will ride through some gorgeous trees and will see some very nice waterfalls. After a 30-minute layover, passengers will make their way towards the ghost town of Spruce.
Spruce was originally settled way back in 1902. The major industries there were logging and coal mining. A pulp mill was also built there and most of the people living there worked for or were supported by one of these major industries. When the pulp mill closed in 1925, the equipment was moved to Maryland. As a result, the city went through a dramatic decline before eventually becoming completely abandoned.
Even though no one has resided in this ghost town for many years, guests can still see remnants of the past such as the concrete foundations for the buildings that used to be there. After visiting Spruce, passengers will board a train that is pulled by a historic coal-fired engine. The cars in this particular train are open-air and thus, allow you to truly experience the beauty of the area you drive through.
Then, after a few more stops to check out some scenery, passengers return to Elkins the following morning after spending the night in a small town called Cass. You can book this little excursion all the way up until the end of October.