Haunted trains at the museum

The Museum of Rail Travel in Cranbrook is marking Halloween this year by decorating its rail cars.

Get your spook on next week at the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel.

For the first time, the museum is holding a Haunted Trains event this year on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday next week.

Each evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., you can stop by the museum and tour five “haunted” trains.

“We are decorating three of the cars scary and spooky. We will have spooky music and people in there as well, dressed up (scaring people),” said Damon Colgan, the museum’s executive director.

There will be another two train cars decorated for younger children, he went on.

“It’s going to have Candy Land and Fairy Land, and a few Disney characters in there as well. And we’ll have some people in there dressed up, related to the different themes – fairies and someone handing out candy as the children finish.”

Outside the trains, there will be fun Halloween activities, including face painting and a colouring contest, with prizes for the winners.

And you can keep warm with hot chocolate during the experience.

“I think it’s going to be a really fun experience, something really different,” said Colgan. “I’m thinking of new ways for the community to experience the trains.”

Haunted Trains will be held on October 27, 28 and 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel in Cranbrook.

Entry is $5 per person at the door. Children aged two and under are free.