The Platform Edge: Uncanny Tales of the Railways


A collection of weird, horror and speculative fictionconnected by the theme of trains. The book is in two parts: stories about trains above ground, and stories about the underground tubes and subways. Reissued in the successful Tales of the Weird series.

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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 possessing the living just for the earthly pleasure of a cigarette, 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 perplexing and unforgettable journeys into the supernatural, from the railways of Europe to the pressing dark of the tube.

About the author: 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 encyclopedic 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.

Edited and introduced by Mike Ashley
British Library Publishing
Publication date
January 2019
190 x 130 mm

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