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message 1: by Barry (new)

Barry Harvey | 3 comments Watching Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: The Commuter reminded me of another short story which has a railway station that doesn't seem to exist (NOT The Commuter - I have read it).

I believe the title of the story was the name of the station.

I believe the story started with the conductor on the train announcing the station and the protagonist, a regular traveller on the line, being confused because he had never heard of it or seen it before.

The station goes on to appear and disappear during further trips. Much is made of it (not) appearing on a timetable, much like The Commuter.

It was in an anthology from pre-2000.

message 2: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37753 comments Mod
I don't think you and Dragan are looking for the same thing since yours is a short story, but your post reminded me of this thread:


message 3: by Kris (last edited Oct 07, 2017 02:06PM) (new)

Kris | 33225 comments Mod
Barry, what's the common theme or genre of this short story anthology? For young adults (teens) or older adults?

By a single or multiple authors?

message 4: by Barry (new)

Barry Harvey | 3 comments There's not much extra positive information that I can add.

I've checked the anthologies I own and it's not in them. This means it was probably a random anthology I borrowed from the library once.

The story was a bit of a mind-screw so I can't tell you the genre of the anthology.

I don't associate any other railway stories with it so it's not likely that the book was about Weird Railway Stories.

message 5: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie | 222 comments Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but it reminds me of one of Rod Serling's stories:

message 6: by Barry (new)

Barry Harvey | 3 comments Good call. A Twilight Zone anthology is just the sort of thing libraries I've known would have and the sort of book I would borrow.

Without reading it I can't be certain but I'll check out the plots of the other stories and see if they ring any bells.

message 8: by Arielle (last edited Oct 09, 2017 08:53AM) (new)

Arielle Masters | 252 comments Could it be A Subway Named Mobius by A. J. Deutsch? It's about a disappeared train rather than a specific station.


message 9: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 87 comments This makes me think of the Twilight Zone episode, A Stop at Willoughby. I don't see a reference to the episode being based or adapted as a short story, but just putting it out there.


message 10: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 87 comments Whoops, see that someone has already commented about it, sorry!

message 11: by Rosa (new)

Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 4977 comments A Subway Named Moebius for Arielle's suggestion.

message 12: by Deanne (new)

Deanne Devine | 156 comments Does anyone disappear after getting on the train?

The rockabilly werewolf from Mars | 1471 comments Still looking for this?

message 14: by Andy (new)

Andy Love | 2053 comments There's Jack Finney's "The Third Level" The Third Level

The rockabilly werewolf from Mars | 1471 comments Bump because I'm curious.

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