Trains have been an integral part of civilized society for over 200 years. The railways opened up a whole new world for shipping, travel, agriculture, and leisure. These beast-like machines are still in large part operated by human beings, and those people have seen some things.
Railroad workers took to Reddit to share stories of the creepiest moments they experienced on the job. There are the inevitable stories of roadkill and some that will make your skin crawl.
There is something inherently creepy about trains. Long stretches of track completely segregated from the rest of society, often operating in the middle of the night? Needless to say, there are plenty of opportunities for strange, sometimes unexplainable events to occur.