Serviceton Railway Station
A grand old railway station remains etched in time along the borders of Victoria and South Australia. Long abandoned and disused, the Serviceton Railway Station is an epic reminder of both the opulence and the darkness a station of its time could provide. Built in 1889 and remaining in service until 1986 the station is an important historic landmark within the small town of Serviceton.
With the occasional freight train still passing by the empty station, a stir is created within the building. The walls rattle, the floors rumble and some say ghosts roam.
Hauntings of Serviceton Railway Station
Many have claimed the former station to be haunted by its past, with the site’s history providing plenty of reasons for ghosts to remain. A number of deaths have been experienced at the station. There were many accidents to occur along the rails including suicides, workers being crushed, cars being hit by trains, an unfortunate soul becoming stuck on the tracks while trying to cross and then there was the fatal collision between two trains on the foggy night of September 7th, 1951. This accident saw the Adelaide and Melbourne Express trains hit head-on, which resulted in the death of 24-year-old Keith Hoskins.
Some say Keith may have remained at the station since his death. He is thought to be the man some visitors have sighted standing at the end of the train platform late at night. However, he isn’t the only spirit said to haunt the station. A woman nicknamed “Betty” has been sighted within the main building, while another lady is claimed to haunt the upstairs bedroom. There are also rumors that young children may haunt the station also.
A range of other strange occurrences have been reported with Evp being captured throughout the building. Some have also claimed to be touched, scratched, felt vibrations and heard footsteps around the premises.
Another reason why some say the Serviceton Railway Station may be haunted is the fact it remains the only rural station in Australia to contain prison cells. Underneath the building in a cool, damp cellar remain a number of holding cells, where prisoners were stored while train passengers would pass through state customs.
Visiting the Haunted Serviceton Railway Station
The Serviceton Railway Station remains open to the public daily as a historic museum. It contains a number of artifacts and plenty of information detailing Australia’s rail lines. It is well worth a stop-in for anyone making a road trip between Victoria and South Australia.
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