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marnixR
Post  Post subject: the last train  |  Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 7:55 pm
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one of the best short stories i've read is an SF story by Fredric Brown called "The last train"
i haven't got a transcript of it but the story goes a bit like this :

a man races on to the railway platform only to see his train leave the station
he asks the guard when the next train is, and the man answers "sir, that was the last train"
whereupon the man says "oh, i'd better find myself a hotel then and take the first train tomorrow"
whereupon the guard replies "sir, you don't understand, this is the LAST train"

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Post  Post subject: Re: the last train  |  Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 1:44 am
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That sounds cool. I may need to look around for that.

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tridimity
Post  Post subject: Re: the last train  |  Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 3:06 am

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Marnix, have you ever seen the 1937 film Oh, Mr Porter? If not, I would recommend it, I tjink that you would like it.

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iNow
Post  Post subject: Re: the last train  |  Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:31 am
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Not directly tied to the OP, but I wanted to share and this seemed as good a place as any. Beautiful photos.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2013/05/by_rail.html
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Simple and efficient, rail travel nonetheless inspires a sense of romance. By train, subway, and a seemingly endless variety of trams, trolleys, and coal shaft cars, we've moved on rails for hundreds of years. Industry too relies on the billions of tons of freight moved annually by rolling stock. Gathered here are images of rails in our lives, the third post in an occasional series on transport, following Automobiles and Pedal power. -- Lane Turner (47 photos total)

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