Set in Dry Gulch, Colorado, 1882, Leaving Dry Gulch on the Midnight Train is a story from a “shared world” represented in the anthology Tales From Dry Gulch, edited by David B. Riley, published August 2019.
If that sounds familiar to you, that could be because What Happens When You Wet Your Whistle in Dry Gulch, also by Sam Knight, was in Tales From Dry Gulch. If you read the stories in that anthology, there is a good chance you will recognize quite a bit in Leaving Dry Gulch on the Midnight Train. It can be found in Six Guns Straight From Hell 3.
A weird western, Leaving Dry Gulch on the Midnight Train is a horror story that will tug at your heart as Robert Gandy, the local station master, wonders, and worries, at the mournful sound of the train whistle haunting him late a night, when there is no train expected.
You can hear the start of the story here, on YouTube, in the author’s own voice.