The Phantom Train of Dunphail
There have been many reported sightings of a phantom railway train in the area around Dunphail Railway Station near Forres. In 1917, John Macdonald saw a locomotive and four wagons hurtling along the line, smoke and steam pouring from the chimney. In 1919, at a railway cutting at Achnalochan, two men witness a shimmering bright light on the line which faded away and disappeared. One of them reported it to the Stationmaster the next day and discovered that a number of people had seen the unexplained light. In 1949, a woman returning home from visiting her sister on evening thought she could hear a train coming up the line, but she knew there were no more trains due that night so she dismissed it. The noise persisted and eventually she looked over her shoulder only to be confronted with the Grey Train in full steam. She scrambled up the bank and fell to the ground while she witnessed, in terror, the phantom train as it raced through the night with a deserted footplate, a fierce glow of the firebox reflected in the pall of steam and smoke from the chimney and the brightly lit carriages streaming behind, all of which were some two feet off the ground.