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10/24/04-East Texas

Proud Of East Texas: Fright Train

A ride on the Jefferson "Runaway Fright Train" is described as five miles of terror. Destry Brown bought the Jefferson Cypress Bayou Railway in 2002.

With Jefferson's reputation as the most haunted town in Texas, turning the authenticly-built steam train into a fright train seemed only natural. Although most of Jefferson's spirit sightings have to do with ghostly apparitions and strange lights, on the fright train other creatures such as ghouls, goblins and werewolves appear with frightening frequency.

Between four and five hundred peoople rode the fright train its first year, over two thousand last year and this year over four thousand riders are expected during Halloween week.

Members of the Krewe of Hebe perform as monsters to raise money for children's activities at Jefferson's "Mardi Gras Upriver". However, train riders may also see a few unplanned visions along the route, because after all, this is the city of Jefferson.

Joan Hallmark, KLTV 7 NEWS.

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