Choo choo, BOO!
All aboard! Palmerston North’s train of horrors has set off on its ghostly trail for the annual Esplanade Scenic Railway fundraising Halloween Train.
Palmerston North’s train of horrors has set off on its ghostly trail.
The annual Esplanade Scenic Railway fundraising Halloween Train started on Labour Day, inviting willing victims to a frighteningly good time. And willing victims can get on board on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights this week for screams and thrills.
‘‘I’ve seen some of the costumes, they’re looking pretty fantastic,’’ Esplanade Railway vice-president Grant Taylor said before the first ride.
Mary Brunn,12, from Palmerston North, said the train ride was scary, especially seeing the clown.
‘‘When we were on it, things kept jumping out and making weird sounds and there was a dancing lady and they had knives and masks. We’re going to go again at night.’’
‘‘I wasn’t scared; my sister was,’’ Zaria Edwardson, 7, said. ‘‘I saw a monster, he tried to spook us.’’ Sister, Zikyah Edwardson, 6, said: ‘‘There was dead people and they had blood. It was fun.’’
About 40 people made up the scaring crew from the Ashhurst Music Group, Massey Netball Club, Massey University Alpine Club, and Eastman Rover Scout Crew. ’’They’ve got some real creepy little costumes. The Massey netballers have a tableau – a ghost dining table, and the Scouts are planning a little creepy cubs camp fire,’’ Taylor said.
All manner of frights await those who dare take a ride on the Halloween Train.
Kids and Parents ride the Halloween train through the Palmerston North Esplanade.