By W. L. Alden (1837-1908).
First appearance: To-Day, November 10, 1894.
Short short short story (4 pages, 4 illos).
Online at Archive.org (HERE).
"Stealing freight cars is something that happens every day, but stealing a Pullman was something new in the stealing line."A "killer" railroad car? Surely you jest . . .
Comment: What looks like a case of criminality can, on occasion, be the result of a concatenation of innocent events.
- Our author, William L. Alden, also wrote SFFnal fiction as well; see Wikipedia (HERE),
the SFE (HERE), and the ISFDb (HERE) for more about him and his work.
HERE) for other railway-related stories.