Written by: TrainSim-James
The Nimbus nameplate of 55020
There are quite a few “possesed” locomotives in the UK. From horns randomly going off, to a chilling feeling of being watched in the cab, I look through some of the UK’s haunted locomotives.
37069 as it is now.
37069 is a class 37 locomotive that is supposedly “haunted” by the driver who sadly died in the cab, when an object smashed through the window, killing him instantly. Reported happenings include the horn going off at unexpected times, and a feeling of something behind you whilst in the cab. The driver has apparently also been seen in the drivers chair.
55020 “Nimbus” at Peteborough platform 4.
55020 “Nimbus” was a class 55 Deltic that was scrapped quite some time ago. It has supposedly been seen in and near Crewe a few months after being scrapped. The sightings have died down since, but who says it can’t happen again? After hearing this story, engineers played a joke on trainspotters, by using a class 55 that was still in service, by renumbering it to “55020” and putting the “Nimbus” nameplate on it.
142059 was a Class 142 Pacer that crashed into the buffers at Liverpool Lime Street. It had supposedly been haunting Manchester Victoria station soon after, with sightings of it late at night, and Pacer horns going off, with no Pacers to be seen in the station. They eventually took the cab off of the train, where it now resides at Poulton & Wyre Railway Society’s base near Fleetwood. Ever since the cab was taken off of the train, the hauntings stopped.
After the crash at Liverpool Lime Street.
I hope you enjoyed my article on some of the UK’s haunted locomotives. Believe them or not, it’s all up to you. Thanks for reading!