Sunday, December 24, 2017

"He Hated the Railroad, and He Knew Railroad Work, and How to Attack and Where Least Expected"

"New Year's at Rock Siding."
By Johnston McCulley (1883-1958).
Genre: Western.
First appearance: Masked Rider Western, February 1948.
Reprinted in Masked Rider Western (Canada), February 1948.
Short story (10 pages).
Online at Pulpgen (HERE).

"Danger and trouble come to a lone mountain telegraph post on the buzzard-like wings of a raging blizzard!"
Jud Marlin's grudge against the railroad seems certain to continue into the New Year; what's not so certain is whether he'll let Eph Cartwright, little Rock Siding's station agent, do the same . . .
"Slowly, it approached the station, a rotary giant that could bite through the deepest drifts and make the passage of trains possible."
Typo: "She in knows"
- Rails West has an informative page, "Telegraph Enables More Flexible Train Order Operation," on their site (HERE) that shows McCulley did his research (see especially "Timetable and Train Order Operation").

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