Peter Larkin is a young photographer working for the railway press. He discovers a disused line, but struggles to find any reference to it. His search connects him with a “white witch” in the village of Hathersage, who has all the answers – she was born in the village at the end of that line, a village which no longer exists.
In 1924, a disaster occurred in the Deakin Tunnel, and a large part of the village’s population died terribly in an inferno. The line was closed, the tunnel boarded up, and Deakin Valley began to die. Ever since, a “ghost train” has run on the lost line, and the sound of the train in the night has lured people to follow – and none ever return.
Peter gives in to the grim occult compulsion dragging his every thought back to the lost line. He penetrates Deakin Tunnel, only to confront the terrible forces at play…