Railway Winery produces and offers this wispily mysterious white wine named for the “Ghost Train” story that is integral to the plot of the first novel in my series, The Water Cure.
I quote the article from Railroad Magazine verbatim in my book. I used to enjoy reading it to my passengers on the Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway while I served as conductor there.
You can also read it in James A. Fair’s The North Arkansas Line and Clifton E. Hull’s Shortline Railroads of Arkansas. (Okay, mine is cheaper.)
A short version of the story is printed on the label of the bottle. It reads:
“In 1911, the crew of a train approaching Gaskins’ Switch to take on water sighted a train ahead on the same track, stopped with signal lights burning. They were preparing to jump when it disappeared and could not be convinced to continue on their route until the morning brought assurances the tracks were clear. Thus, the legend of the Ghost train was born. If this wine feels the chill of the ghost, a phantom shall arise to haunt you. Beware of the cold touch of the Ghost Train.”
The wine is bottled, of course, in blue. Because if you see a tree decorated with cobalt blue bottles, they’re there to repel the “haints” (ghosts)!