Crime short stories set on trains

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Post by michaelwy » April 6th, 2020, 10:20 am

Hello I really love old trains. I wonder if you know any old short stories in the crime or suspense genre set on a train. I already know of Amelia B. Edwards' famous story and Conan Doyle's "The Lost Special". Can you help me find some others?

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Post by KevinS » April 6th, 2020, 10:47 am

PD or not PD?
What? What's that? Why are you shouting?

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Post by Cori » April 6th, 2020, 10:50 am

Post-crime, there's Hearts And Hands by O. Henry.
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Post by michaelwy » April 6th, 2020, 12:00 pm

KevinS wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 10:47 am
PD or not PD?
It would be nice if they were PD, and available in the librivox catalogue so i could listen to them.

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Post by ej400 » April 6th, 2020, 12:06 pm

michaelwy wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 10:20 am
Can you help me find some others? It would be nice if they were PD, and available in the librivox catalogue so i could listen to them.
You could go to the catalog and search for some you know of that are available on librivox too: https://librivox.org/search?primary_key=0&search_category=author&search_page=1&search_form=get_results

I could try to find some too... just I don't know what you are looking for. Author?

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Post by TriciaG » April 6th, 2020, 1:25 pm

They aren't crime stories, but they are train stories:
https://librivox.org/the-night-operator-by-frank-l-packard/
https://librivox.org/on-the-iron-at-big-cloud-by-frank-l-packard/

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Post by CSCO » April 7th, 2020, 8:57 am

The following novels are under copyrighit:

Nishimura Kyoutarou (西村 京太郎)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyotaro_Nishimura

Points and Lines by Matumoto Seichou (松本 清張)
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No way. He stole away a pretty thing, you know.
That's your heart.
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Post by ej400 » April 7th, 2020, 12:48 pm

CSCO wrote:
April 7th, 2020, 8:57 am
The following novels are under copyrighit:

Nishimura Kyoutarou (西村 京太郎)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyotaro_Nishimura

Points and Lines by Matumoto Seichou (松本 清張)
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%82%B9%E3%81%A8%E7%B7%9A
We are looking for books in the PD.....

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Post by CSCO » April 8th, 2020, 3:26 am

Ow!
I say to myself, "A bad bush is better than the open field. (枯れ木も山の賑わい)"
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No way. He stole away a pretty thing, you know.
That's your heart.
!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!.!!!!!!!!!..!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!...!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!!!.!!!!!!.!!!!!!

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Post by Rapunzelina » April 11th, 2020, 9:12 am

I know you said short stories, but here's a couple of suggestion if you ever feel like a longer listen:

https://librivox.org/dyke-darrel-the-railroad-detective-by-frank-pinkerton/

https://librivox.org/the-rome-express-by-arthur-griffiths/
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Post by Rapunzelina » April 11th, 2020, 10:49 am

Also, I can think of a ghost short story involving the railway.
"The Signal-Man", by Charles Dickens. It's #18 in this collection: https://librivox.org/short-ghost-and-horror-collection-035-by-various/
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