June 14, 2014 3:30 pm

Saskatchewan ghost train 1 of 5 spooky stamps

Tale of Saskatchewan town's ghost train depicted on new Canada Post stamp.

canadapost.ca

ST. LOUIS, Sask. – A northern Saskatchewan town’s ghost train is one of five spooky stories displayed on new Canada Post stamps.

The 80-year-old tale is about a conductor possibly being decapitated while he was inspecting train tracks in St. Louis, north of Saskatoon.

To this day, people claim to have seen the ghost train in St. Louis, although the original tracks were removed many years ago.

Jim Phillips, Canada Post’s director of stamp services, says they thought the story would look great on a stamp.

Other stamps released Friday in the Haunted Canada series include Prince Edward Island’s burning phantom ship; Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac’s Ghostly Governor Louis de Buade; Niagara-on-the-Lake’s haunted Fort George and the Ghost Bride of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta.

“The railway, the train itself, the story of the conductor who may have been there with his lantern and may have actually been decapitated — we thought this was fascinating and would make a great stamp of that ghost coming through the fog and the mist,” Phillips said Friday from Ottawa.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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