The Ghost Train
Spine-tingling ghouls and ghostly goings-on in the dark – will you be brave enough to board the Ghost Train?
About the Ghost Train
The Ghost Train was a much-loved fairground staple in the 1950s and 60s, and it’s no less popular today at Carters. Board your train and set off on a winding journey through ghostly apparitions and frightful thrills in the dark, dark realm of the Ghost Train.
Who can ride, and what does it cost?
The Ghost Train is suitable for any age (although it’s scary and not suitable for small babies) and costs 5 tokens per person.
A brief history of the ghost train
This ride was built by Pepper Bidall and Sons in the 1960s and travelled many years with them. It was built by them based on their earlier Hayes Fabrication-style train in the 1960s. It is now owned and operated by Richard Cadell, who is a leading authority on ghost rides. He has built five ghost trains over the years, and has lectured on the subject at the Science Museum. Richard’s ghost trains are joining us as guest attractions.
Find out more
At selected locations you can join Joby Carter for a 1 hour guided tour talking about the history of our rides and fairground art through the decades. Book tickets here.