LOCKPORT – The new railroad platform on Gooding Street in Lockport, dedicated Wednesday, will host “haunted” trains from Medina on Saturday and Oct. 25 and 26.
The platform, built in less than a month by HP Construction of Lockport for $24,980, is on city property adjoining a track used by excursion trains that the Medina Railroad Museum runs to and from Lockport.
It gives passengers a chance to get off in the downtown business district instead of in a freight yard in the west end of the city, as had been the case.
The “Haunted Halloween Trains” feature storyteller and author Mason Winfield, who will recount odd and occult historical incidents that have happened along the rail line, including a 1907 train wreck.
Each two-hour journey will include wine from a different Niagara County winery and gourmet chocolates.
The trains leave at 5:30 p.m. from the museum, 530 West Ave., Medina.
Coach tickets are $35; first-class tickets are $52.
Reservations can be made at railroadmuseum.net or by calling 585-798-6106.