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* The penultimate scene of ''Series/{{Ezel}}'' shows Ezel and the mortally-wounded Eyşan seated on a train. After Eyşan dies and Ezel appears to take his own life, the camera pans to reveal the other passengers, beloved friends and family who had passed before them: Kamil, Mert, Tevfik, Ramiz, and finally, a smiling Bahar.


* One of the bosses in ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' is a haunted train where Cuphead and Mugman are attacked by a ghost and a giant skeleton.

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* One The Phantom Express, one of the bosses in ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'', is a haunted train where Cuphead and Mugman are attacked by a ghost and a giant skeleton.skeleton.
--> '''T-Bone:''' "[[HaveANiceDeath All aboard!! Next stop -- your funeral.]]"

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* At the end of ''Film/DrTerrorsHouseOfHorrors'', the five passengers alight from the train to find themselves on a deserted platform. [[spoiler:A floating newspaper informs them that they died in a train accident, and Dr. Schreck reveals himself as Death.]]

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* The short Music/SpiceGirls FIC [[https://my.w.tt/oJ97Jv70VT How Can It This Be]] has a railway transporting souls to the after life.


* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverpilen Silverpilen]], an unpainted subway test train from Stockholm once used sporadically as a backup unit, is subject to legends of this kind.
* The United States has many Ghost Trains but the most famous is the one that has been carrying Lincoln's coffin back to Illinois for a hundred and fifty odd years now. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funeral_and_burial_of_Abraham_Lincoln#Funeral_train]]

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverpilen Silverpilen]], Silverpilen,]] an unpainted subway test train from Stockholm once used sporadically as a backup unit, is subject to legends of this kind.
* The United States has many Ghost Trains Trains, but the most famous is the one that has been carrying Lincoln's coffin back to Illinois for a hundred and fifty odd years now. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funeral_and_burial_of_Abraham_Lincoln#Funeral_train]]org/wiki/Funeral_and_burial_of_Abraham_Lincoln#Funeral_train the one that has been carrying Lincoln's coffin back to Illinois for a hundred and fifty odd years now.]]



* The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Tour_Bus_From_the_Underworld Tour Bus From the Underworld]] from ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh''.
** There's also the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Tour_Bus_To_Forbidden_Realms Tour Bus to Forbidden Realms]]; judging from this card and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Shared_Ride Shared Ride]], the "Forbidden Realms" is a place that monsters have to go when their cards are put on the Forbidden List, courtesy of this bus. [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Sangan Sangan]] ends up boarding this bus by [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Mistake Mistake]], and is horrified. In Shared Ride, Sangan has a FreakOut and starts crying, but [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Graceful_Charity Graceful Charity]] comforts him.

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* The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Tour_Bus_From_the_Underworld Tour Bus From the Underworld]] from ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh''.
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** There's also the [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Tour_Bus_To_Forbidden_Realms Tour Bus to Forbidden Realms]]; Realms;]] judging from this card and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Shared_Ride Shared Ride]], Ride,]] the "Forbidden Realms" is a place that monsters have to go when their cards are put on the Forbidden List, courtesy of this bus. [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Sangan Sangan]] ends up boarding this bus by [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Mistake Mistake]], Mistake,]] and is horrified. In Shared Ride, Sangan has a FreakOut and starts crying, but [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Graceful_Charity Graceful Charity]] comforts him.


* Creator/RobertBloch's Hugo Award-winning short story "[[http://will.tip.dhappy.org/projects/unsorted/project/media/text/Robert%20Bloch%20-%20That%20Hell-Bound%20Train.html That Hell-Bound Train]]".

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* Creator/RobertBloch's Hugo Award-winning short story "[[http://will.[[http://will.tip.dhappy.org/projects/unsorted/project/media/text/Robert%20Bloch%20-%20That%20Hell-Bound%20Train.html That "That Hell-Bound Train]]".Train."]]



** But his anthem/hymn "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBxJxYg3LuU Land of Hope and Dreams]]" is a glorious takeoff on "Plenty of Room on the Glory Train". While that song warns that only those who "mind what they say and do" will be allowed, Springsteen's lyrics emphasize a Christian-like forgiveness of the sin, shame and loss often experienced by his working-class protagonists.

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** But his anthem/hymn "[[https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBxJxYg3LuU Land "Land of Hope and Dreams]]" Dreams"]] is a glorious takeoff on "Plenty of Room on the Glory Train". While that song warns that only those who "mind what they say and do" will be allowed, Springsteen's lyrics emphasize a Christian-like forgiveness of the sin, shame and loss often experienced by his working-class protagonists.



* The bluegrass song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHdDjdTpN3c Little Black Train]]" and the more recent "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Black_Train_%28song%29 Long Black Train]]" are both about this.

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* The bluegrass song "[[https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHdDjdTpN3c Little "Little Black Train]]" Train"]] and the more recent "[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Black_Train_%28song%29 Long "Long Black Train]]" Train"]] are both about this.



* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfxoM6trtZE City of New Orleans]]" puts a spin on this. In this song, it's the trains themselves that are headed to the proverbial afterlife, not their passengers. Steve Goodman wrote the nostalgic song about air travel [[TruthInTelevision driving passenger rail service out of business:]]

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* "[[https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfxoM6trtZE City "City of New Orleans]]" Orleans"]] puts a spin on this. In this song, it's the trains themselves that are headed to the proverbial afterlife, not their passengers. Steve Goodman wrote the nostalgic song about air travel [[TruthInTelevision driving passenger rail service out of business:]]



* In {{WesternAnimation/Over The Garden Wall}} this song is played as Wirt and Gregory roll down a hill after dodging a train:

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* In {{WesternAnimation/Over The Garden Wall}} ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' this song is played as Wirt and Gregory roll down a hill after dodging a train:


* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' example: In ''[[Anime/DigimonFrontier Frontier]]'' (Season 4), Takuya found himself confronted by Dark Trailmon, a train Digimon, after getting annihilated in a battle. Dark Trailmon offers him a chance to avoid going to the Digital World, and takes him back in time to when his journey started. But the catch? He's running around the human world as Flamemon. (His wearing a [[SleepModeSize "rookie level"]] version of his Digimon form is a way around the problem of [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet two Takuyas existing at once]].) He eventually decides to allow his journey to take place, and [[HesBack returns to the Digital World]]. (And the bad guy they were fighting has ''long walked away'' to sort out his lost memories by the time he got back. Oh, well. Next time.)

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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' example: In ''[[Anime/DigimonFrontier Frontier]]'' (Season 4), Takuya found himself confronted by Dark Trailmon, a train Digimon, after getting annihilated in a battle. Dark Trailmon offers him a chance to avoid going to the Digital World, and takes him back in time to when his journey started. But the catch? He's running around the human world as Flamemon. (His wearing a [[SleepModeSize "rookie level"]] version of his Digimon form is a way around the problem of [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet two Takuyas existing at once]].) He eventually decides to allow his journey to take place, and [[HesBack returns to the Digital World]]. (And the bad guy they were fighting has ''long since walked away'' to sort out his lost memories by the time he got back. Oh, well. Next time.)


See also GhostTrain, a more spooky, often malicious train that stays on Earth to terrorize the living. Compare with CoolTrain, {{Hellevator}}, and StairwayToHeaven.\\
Contrast FlyingDutchman (another spooky means of transportation, but ''forbidden'' to go to the {{afterlife|Tropes}}) and GhostShip (for normal derelict vessels).\\

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See also GhostTrain, a more spooky, often malicious train that stays on Earth to terrorize the living. Compare with CoolTrain, {{Hellevator}}, and StairwayToHeaven.\\
StairwayToHeaven.

Contrast FlyingDutchman (another spooky means of transportation, but ''forbidden'' to go to the {{afterlife|Tropes}}) and GhostShip (for normal derelict vessels).\\
vessels).


Compare with CoolTrain, {{Hellevator}}, and StairwayToHeaven.\\

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See also GhostTrain, a more spooky, often malicious train that stays on Earth to terrorize the living. Compare with CoolTrain, {{Hellevator}}, and StairwayToHeaven.\\

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* ''Series/Preacher2016'' has a school bus to hell.


* The short-lived DC comic ''Chronos'' about the time-traveling hero Walker Gabriel [[note]]not to be confused with the villain Chronos, David Clinton[[/note]] had him discover that there is only one Ghost Train. It's actually a time machine, and the sightings of it throughout history have just been glimpses of it traveling back and forth.

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* The short-lived DC comic ''Chronos'' ''ComicBook/{{Chronos}}'' about the time-traveling hero Walker Gabriel [[note]]not to be confused with the villain Chronos, David Clinton[[/note]] had him discover that there is only one Ghost Train. It's actually a time machine, and the sightings of it throughout history have just been glimpses of it traveling back and forth.


* One season of ''TheGregoryHorrorShow'' had a bit of this. One passenger Gregory encountered was the ghost of a man continually re-living his daily commute to work. The kicker? Said man is the first protagonist.

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* One season of ''TheGregoryHorrorShow'' ''Anime/TheGregoryHorrorShow'' had a bit of this. One passenger Gregory encountered was the ghost of a man continually re-living his daily commute to work. The kicker? Said man is the first protagonist.


** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'': A very weird exception appears: There's the CoolTrain and a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Ghost]] rides it (along with a living passenger), but the ghost in question gleefully giggles, smiles and plays around on the train while it drives around, removing all the creepy from the situation and moving it into CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming territory instead. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN8Ls77-NNY The commercial]] plays it a bit more straight.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'': A very weird exception appears: There's the CoolTrain and a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Ghost]] rides it (along with a living passenger), but the ghost in question gleefully giggles, smiles and plays around on the train while it drives around, removing all the creepy from the situation and moving it into CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming|Moments}} territory instead. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN8Ls77-NNY The commercial]] plays it a bit more straight.


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* On [[http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/08/27/north.carolina.ghost.train/index.html?hpt=T2 Friday, August 27, 2010 a group of people gathered at the site of an 1891 train crash]] to see if they could hear the purported Ghost Train. Instead they ended up [[{{Irony}} getting killed by an actual train]].
* This trope is possibly a modern form of the ''Totentanz'' image updated to modern civilization. However, the Afterlife Express rarely includes singing and dancing.
* Taken almost literally (well, it takes one to their grave but there the railway company's responsibility ends) with funeral trains; even Welsh industrial tramways such as the Ffestiniog had hearse vans. Some notable examples include the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Necropolis_Railway London Necropolis Railway]]; [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rookwood_Cemetery_railway_line Rookwood]] in Sydney, New South Wales; [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Vale_Cemetery_railway_line Spring Vale]] in Melbourne, Victoria; and the very short-lived New Southgate Cemetery in London. These were a neccessity in Victorian times as the great necropoli were being built well outside the cities they served; in the case of Rookwood the necropolis was at Haslems Creek, which in the 1860s was a couple of days' travel for a horse-drawn funeral procession. The early 20th century saw these losing their admittedly disappointingly-low business to motor traffic; the Second World War saw a brief spike due to fuel rationing, but almost as soon as the war ended (London Necropolis having been rendered unworkable due to damage during the war) they were to follow their clients into history. The line to a certain graveyard in Newcastle, NSW was still open until the 1980s, as it was near a commonly-used stop, but hadn't carried any bodies for some years. The railway put on special weekend trains for relatives to go and maintain and decorate the graves, which were always packed on Mothers Day. In Melbourne, there was reportedly a special funeral tram which picked up bodies and took them to the train. Now little is left of most of these, but for the Mortuary station in Sydney, and the [[IncrediblyLamePun terminal]] at Rookwood, which was purchased and dissembled in the 1950s and was rebuilt as a church in Canberra, ACT.
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* On [[http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/08/27/north.carolina.ghost.train/index.html?hpt=T2 Friday, August 27, 2010 a group of people gathered at the site of an 1891 train crash]] to see if they could hear the purported Ghost Train. Instead they ended up [[{{Irony}} getting killed by an actual train]].
* This trope is possibly a modern form of the ''Totentanz'' image updated to modern civilization. However, the Afterlife Express rarely includes singing and dancing.
* Taken almost literally (well, it takes one to their grave but there the railway company's responsibility ends) with funeral trains; even Welsh industrial tramways such as the Ffestiniog had hearse vans. Some notable examples include the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Necropolis_Railway London Necropolis Railway]]; [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rookwood_Cemetery_railway_line Rookwood]] in Sydney, New South Wales; [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Vale_Cemetery_railway_line Spring Vale]] in Melbourne, Victoria; and the very short-lived New Southgate Cemetery in London. These were a neccessity in Victorian times as the great necropoli were being built well outside the cities they served; in the case of Rookwood the necropolis was at Haslems Creek, which in the 1860s was a couple of days' travel for a horse-drawn funeral procession. The early 20th century saw these losing their admittedly disappointingly-low business to motor traffic; the Second World War saw a brief spike due to fuel rationing, but almost as soon as the war ended (London Necropolis having been rendered unworkable due to damage during the war) they were to follow their clients into history. The line to a certain graveyard in Newcastle, NSW was still open until the 1980s, as it was near a commonly-used stop, but hadn't carried any bodies for some years. The railway put on special weekend trains for relatives to go and maintain and decorate the graves, which were always packed on Mothers Day. In Melbourne, there was reportedly a special funeral tram which picked up bodies and took them to the train. Now little is left of most of these, but for the Mortuary station in Sydney, and the [[IncrediblyLamePun terminal]] at Rookwood, which was purchased and dissembled in the 1950s and was rebuilt as a church in Canberra, ACT.
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* In ''HereComesMrJordan'' it's a plane. In it's 1978 remake, ''Film/HeavenCanWait1978'', it's upgraded to a Concorde SST.

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* In ''HereComesMrJordan'' ''Film/HereComesMrJordan'' it's a plane. In it's 1978 remake, ''Film/HeavenCanWait1978'', ''Film/{{Heaven Can Wait|1978}}'', it's upgraded to a Concorde SST.SST.
* ''Film/OutwardBound'' has a small group of people coming aboard a passenger liner, without any clear idea of why they're on the boat or where they're going. Turns out they're all dead and the liner is a vessel taking them to the afterlife.

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