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Ghost Tracks:

Surprising Stories of the Supernatural on Rails

by Jay Underwood

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list price: $49.95
edition:Hardcover
category: Transportation
published: May 2009
ISBN:9781897190487
publisher: DC Books
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Nova Scotia's Celtic heritage makes the province fertile ground for stories of 'ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night,' but until Ghost Tracks, very few of these stories involved the railways that once criss-crossed the land.This work — the fifth book by railway historian Jay Underwood — is the first to focus upon the often bizarre events that occurred to fuel the fears and suspicions of railway employees. These hard-bitten veterans of foul weather, hard work, and cold-hearted politicians were not above believing in such things!

About the Author

Jay Underwood lives in Elmsdale, N.S., and has had a life-long connection with the military and the railways. Born in Changi, Singapore in 1958, son of a Royal Air Force non-commissioned officer, he earned his diploma in journalism from Holland College of Applied Arts and Technology in Charlottetown, PEI. He was city editor of the Truro, Nova Scotia, Daily News, and served for several years as the information officer for 1st battalion, the Nova Scotia Highlanders (North), Canada's largest militia infantry battalion. He joined the Halifax Daily News as senior copy editor and a member of the editorial board. His books include Ketchum's Folly, a history of the Chignecto Ship Railway in Cumberland County (Lancelot Press 1995), Full Steam Ahead, (Lancelot Press, 1996), a biography of Nova Scotia born Alexander Mitchell, the designer of the 2-8-0 Consolidation type steam locomotive that went on to become one of the leading designs of the steam era. Underwood is currently president of the Nova Scotia Railway Heritage Society, and is a contributor to Canadian Rails, the journal of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association. His article Fruit of a Poisoned Tree, an examination of the adoption of standard gauge on Canadian railways, won the association's award for best article in 2002.

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