Scott Huffard: No Ghost Trains . . . Yet

2 March 2015


Loose Leaf joined historian Scott Huffard at the Bostian’s Bridge trestle near Statesville, NC, to discuss a train wreck from 1891. Huffard penned an article on that accident for the Summer 2014 issue of Southern Cultures, discussing southerners’ fears about increased mobility with the expansion of railways in the region. As Huffard wrote, “When train number nine on the Western North Carolina Railroad tumbled off Bostian’s Bridge in 1891, it ignited a media frenzy, as well as a firestorm of outrage, a detailed investigation, a compelling mystery, and a series of unanswered questions.”

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