The Signalman: A Ghost Story

£3.99

On the 9th of June 1865, Charles Dickens was travelling aboard the Folkestone to London Boat Train with his mistress and her mother, when it derailed while crossing a viaduct near Staplehurst in Kent. The train plunged down a bank into a dry river bed, killing ten passengers, and badly wounding forty. Dickens was profoundly affected by the disaster, and a year later, he published The Signalman, a supremely atmospheric ghost story in which the narrator, while investigating a dank and lonely railway cutting, meets the signalman who works there. His new acquaintance appears to live under the shadow of an unbearable secret, haunted by an apparition whose appearance prefigures terrible rail accidents. Drawing on Dickens own experiences, and introduced by Simon Bradley, author of The Railways, The Signalman is both an important piece of rail history, and a sinister tale which will make you think twice next time you enter the quiet carriage.

Paperback, 64 pages.

 

 

We aim to process and pack orders within 2 working days. Charges are calculated depending on weight, size and destination at the checkout. Please see our delivery and local collection policy here.
Delivery time will vary depending on the country's postal service and customs, which may hold parcels for a length of time before releasing them for delivery. The Museum has no influence or control over the length of time a parcel is held by customs. Any additional import duties must be covered by the customer.
If you’re not completely satisfied with your order you can return it to us within 14 days of receipt. Exceptions apply.
More information on returns here
Continue shopping
Your Order

You have no items in your basket