Short lines : a collection of classic American railroad stories / edited by Rob Johnson

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Subjects: Railroad stories
Travelers--Fiction
Short stories, American
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xi, 244 p. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction: The Golden Age of Railroad Fiction / Rob Johnson
Acknowledgments
Smart Boomer (1941) / Harry Bedwell 1
Holding Up a Train (1916) / O. Henry 19
The Far and the Near (1935) / Thomas Wolfe 33
Mrs. Union Station (1901) / Douglass Welch 41
The Octopus (from the novel) (1935) / Frank Norris 63
A Toot for a Toot (1928) / Octavus Roy Cohen 77
The Nerve of Foley (1901) / Frank H. Spearman 95
The Locomotive That Lost Herself (1897) / Cy Warman 109
Hoboes That Pass in the Night (1907) / Jack London 127
The Railway Guide (1932) / Christopher Morley 147
The Night Operator (1919) / Frank L. Packard 155
.007 (1898) / Rudyard Kipling 183
Wide-Open Throttle (1930) / A. W. Somerville 203
Stanwick's Business (1904) / Owen Wister 221
Notes on the Authors 241
Additional Authors: Johnson, Rob, 1961-
Notes: LCCN: 95041339
ISBN: 0312140460
Contents: Smart Boomer / Harry Bedwell -- Holding up a train / O. Henry -- The far and the near / Thomas Wolfe -- Mrs. Union Station / Douglass Welch -- The octopus / Frank Norris -- A toot for a toot / Octavus Roy Cohen -- The nerve of Foley / Frank H. Spearman -- The locomotive that lost herself / Cy Warman -- Hoboes that pass in the night / Jack London -- The railway guide / Christopher Morley -- The night operator / Frank L. Packard -- .007 / Rudyard Kipling -- Wide-open throttle / A. W. Somerville -- Stanwick's business / Owen Wister
Summary: Railroad stories written from the 1890s to the 1940s. In Thomas Wolfe's The Near and the Far, a retired conductor makes a sentimental journey to a whistle stop, Holding Up a Train by O. Henry is on a robbery, and Jack London's Hoboes that Pass in the Night is on hitching rides on trains
OCLC Number: 33209523
ISBN/ISSN: 0312140460