Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Cromtober 2022 Episode 1: Get on the Ghost Train and Head to Willoughby


Howdy Cromrades! It's the most wonderful and spooktacular time of the year, around these parts we call it Cromtober. Our 2022 Halloween festivities are focused on spectral locomotives, you know,  ghost trains! Trains have long inspired tales of ghosts and haints and even sometimes serve as means of conveyance to get your soul down to hell. 

For our first episode, we focus most of our discussion on the class Twilight Zone episode "A Stop at Willoughby" where our protagonist "Mr. Gart Williams, an ad agency exec, who in just a moment, will move into the Twilight Zone—in a desperate search for survival."

Beyond our stop in the Twilight Zone, we also discuss why trains are kind of scary and the different things they symbols in folklore and ghost stories. Last but not least, let's learn about President Abraham Lincoln's Ghost Train! Hope aboard, won't you


One things

Josh: Has been enjoying The Rings of Power and House of the Dragon

Jonathan: Has been dipping his toes into some true crime with the podcast Le Monstre 

Luke: Loves books, especially the Valancourt Books edition of "In a Lonely Place" by Karl Edward Wagner

Show Notes

Check out a deep dive into Railway Ghosts with our podcast pal Blurry Photos

Some other shows that have hit this topic, make sure you check 'em out Bone & Sickle, Haunted GarageListen with the Lights on, Unrest Podcast

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Our episode is freely available on and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. Themes by Kevin MacLeod ( 

Outro: "This Train" by blues legend Big Bill Broonzy. Music obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!