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Think you're brave enough? 'Sellwood Asylum' at Capreol museum may prove you wrong

Terror Train and Scare Fair take over Northern Ontario Railroad Museum starting Sept. 28

The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre is taking a page from classic horror movies and adding it to the frightful fun that is the Terror Train 6077.

For the eighth annual Terror Train in Capreol, organizers will introduce those brave enough to the ghost town of Sellwood.

“A spirit lingers. The echoes of community haunt the remains. Boarded up, there's a pervasive 'wrongness' to this once vibrant place,” said a news release. “Buildings slump into debris. We know that someone once called this town home. People lived, laughed, and loved in those ruins, fought and cried behind those walls. No Town better fits the above than Sellwood.”

It's the Sellwood Asylum that sets the scene for the ghoulishly good time starting Saturday, Sept. 28. 

Check out the video above by Bertrand Productions for a sneak peek inside the asylum.

New this year, the Scare Fair will be held from 1-5 p.m. on site at the Terror Train at 26 Bloor Str. in Capreol. There will be family friendly programming including the Amaze N Fun Kids Zone, magic shows by Stefano Presenza, Foodland pumpkin carving, coffin simulator rides, vendors, Eat Me food trailer and spiders and scorpions from Science North. 

Admission to Scare Fair is $3 for children under 12 and $5 for adults. 

“We want to continue to offer value added programming at the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre to enhance visitor experiences at our attractions” said Derek Young, operations manager, NORMHC. “The whole community is involved in the Scare Fair with Downtown décor, events and fundraising.”

Following the Scare Fair, there will be a fundraising Spooketti Supper being served at the Royal Canadian Legion in Capreol from 5-7 p.m. 

The Terror Train will run on a Friday to Sunday schedule starting Sept. 28 until Oct. 27. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the haunt will start at dusk. During the Terror Train, there will be themed nights with additional value-added programming included with admission. 

The Terror Train is recommended for those ages 13 and older. General admission tickets are $13 each and can be purchased in person or online at This is an outdoor attraction. Dress accordingly. In the event of rain, advance tickets will be honoured for another night.
The Terror Train is one of the largest single fundraising events hosted by the museum and Northern Screams. 

For more information please call 705-858-5050 or visit our website or