From the back cover: The train is a symbol of adventure, intrigue, and suspense. This rich anthology puts you on board passenger, freight, and subway trains from the early days of railroading through the present and beyond, with such master storytellers as Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, James A. Cain, Ellery Queen, and Simenon. There are 19 stories, many of them classics, ranging from humorous to chilling to nostalgic to futuristic.
Used availability for Bill Pronzini's Midnight Specials
September 1978 : UK Hardback
1977 : USA Hardback
June 1978 : USA Mass Market Paperback