Railroad Tracks

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Legend has it that there was a bus accident that killed school children on the railroad tracks and late at night you can hear the sounds of children playing and laughing on the tracks. I am not entirely sure why they would be playing and laughing on the spot where they died, but this is what the legend states.

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Railroad Tracks
Coy, AL
United States

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31.89274574648546, -87.46437263514963
Wilcox County, Alabama
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  1. It is true that a train/school bus accident occurred here on March 23, 1960. Six students were immediately killed and 25 others were injured. As to hearing children laughing and playing…..

  2. Mr V Lewis Johnson  |  

    I was born in Wilcox Co / Allenton Al
    I was a first grader at Pine Apple Elementary > W J Jones
    How well do I remember a day that changed School Bus and Rail Road relationship
    Students had to get off the bus to walk and check the rail tracks before the School Bus could Cross
    Haunted is absurd / These poor children deserve to be remembered by more than a prankster spreading lies about being haunted
    Their people are yet haunted by columns of this nature
    The strangest part of the March 1960 School Bus /Train catastrophe there was never any recognition for the Black Students deceased or injured nor the poor families who never were compensated by Wilcox Co or William J Jones ; Superintendent not a mentioned they were poor Black Students riding on poorly maintained buses supposedly brake failure
    I rode on Wilcox County School Bus #11the windshield wipers were terrible in big rain storms barely working do to acceleration because there functions depended on gas
    And 66 both driven by Mr Theodore Grace
    Nice but he had his own rules
    I graduated May 1971 from W J Jones H S

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