As the sun went down in Capreol this past weekend, hundreds of people lined up outside the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum Hertiage Centre (NORMHC) to experience Terror Train 6077.
Together with Northern Screams, NORMHC transformed the rail yard into a scary abandoned town, which is based on the real-life ghost town, Sellwood, located north of Capreol.
While standing in line, the haunting sound of screams and spooks made the anticipation too frightening for some of the younger visitors. Many groups backed out before they even entered the rail yard.
“I just love scaring the pants off people,” Robby Lavoie, owner of Northern Screams, said. “Every year I’ve been doing different productions in Sudbury and this one’s the biggest (event) so far.”
Although there is no set age limit, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors with young children are warned beforehand and given flashlights in case they need to leave the tour halfway through.
But the Terror Train didn’t scare them all.
Angie Ethier’s sons, who are both under the suggested age limit, managed to make it through the entire tour without a scream. Unlike their mom who admitted she is easily startled.
“I screamed more than the boys did,” she said. “I would definitely go again.”
Terror Train 6077 continues this weekend, Oct. 28-30, nightly from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at NORMHC, 26 Bloor St. in Capreol. Admission is $10. As it is an outdoor event, visitors are urged to phone NORMHC at 705-858-5050 for weather cancellations.
Posted by Heather Green-Oliver