The Platform Edge

The Platform Edge : Uncanny Tales of the Railways

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Howling down the tunnels comes a new collection showcasing the greatest stories of strange happenings on the tracks, many of which are republished here for the first time since their original departure.

Waiting beyond the barrier are ghostly travelling companions bent on disturbing the commutes of the living, a subway car disappearing into a different dimension without a trace, and a man's greatest fears realized on the ghost train of a carnival.

An express ticket to unforgettable journeys into the supernatural, from the open railways of Europe and America to the pressing dark of the tube.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 22.86mm | 294.84g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0712352031
  • 9780712352031
  • 400,472

Table of contents

Introduction 7
The Strange Story of Engine Number 651 -- Victor L. Whitechurch 9
The Conductor’s Story Zoe -- Dana Underhill 23
A Desperate Run -- Anonymous 43
A Smoking Ghost -- W. G. Kelly 49
A Strange Night -- L. G. Moberly 57
The Tragedy in the Train -- Huan Mee 67
The Man with the Cough -- Mary Louisa Molesworth 83
Railhead -- Perceval Landon 105
The Barford Snake -- Edgar Wallace 117
A Ghost on the Train -- Dinah Castle 137
The Underground People -- Rosemary Timperley 145
A Romance of the Piccadilly Tube -- T. G. Jackson 151
In The Tube -- E. F. Benson 179
A Subway Named Mobius -- A. J. Deutsch 199
The Last Train -- Michael Vincent 221
The Underground -- R. Chetwynd-Hayes 229
A Short Trip Home -- F. Scott Fitzgerald 251
The Companion -- Ramsey Campbell 281
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About Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley is an internationally renowned expert on popular fiction of the 19th and 20th century with a superior collection of magazines and journals and an encyclopaedic knowledge of their contents. He has edited two previous anthologies in this series: Glimpses of the Unknown: Lost Ghost Stories and From the Depths and Other Strange Tales of the Sea.
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