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Railroad Stories #6: The Saga of Kiamichi Bill

Railroad Stories

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5.5 x 8.5 in. softcover
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by E.S. Dellinger

The Saga of "Kiamichi Bill" Burns and his rise from hobo to train conductor — with a little guidance from King Lawson, superintendent of the S. & S. line. Also ... "When the Devil Calls," a tale of the hills, and "Vengeance," exploring the past of engineer Rud Randall!

  • The Saga of "Kiamichi Bill" Burns in three stories — Lula Ross was immediately smitten with the handsome hobo, and the feeling was mutual. Before long, "Kiamichi Bill" is setting down roots in "The Hobo's Secret," but animosity exists between his mentor Pat "Blackie" Burns and conductor Charlie Ross. Soon, the long-standing feud threatens to come between Bill and Lula; The "Rawhider" is a young whippersnapper, promoted by a Brass Hat, determined to break the experienced rail workers who won't cowtow; Finally reaching a position of authority, "Kiamichi Bill" begins a campaign to outlaw and redesign the sidecar doors, referred to as "Death Traps" ... by the survivors.
  • "When the Devil Calls" — An engineer flees Ireland, reasoning the Devil can't cross the ocean, after a long-standing curse claims his ancestors one by one. Working the rails of the S. & S., he hears the melancholy tune that foretells of doom! Now he's in a race against time and the Devil's timetable!
  • "Vengeance" — Rud Randall developed a love of the railway, and wanted to join its ranks ... His brother chose a different path, the wishes of his family who hated the railways for commandeering their land. Then, one day, Rud's brother appears as a trusted rail employee! Has Gyp had a change of hear, or is he plotting a sinister revenge that could spell disaster for everyone?
Cover by Emmett Watson, Illustrations by John R. Neill and Douglas Hilliker

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  • 5
    Great series

    Posted by Stanley J Kozaczka on Feb 1st 2019

    White River Productions that publishes Railfan Magazine (formerly Railfan & Railroad Magazine), has allowed selections of stories to be reprinted from Railroad Man’s Magazine dating back to 1906. The title later changed to Railroad Stories. Please continue the series. The concept is perfect!