MURDER ON THE SUNSET LIMITED

MYSTERIES AND CONSPIRACY THEORIES PROLIFERATE AFTER AN AMTRAK LINER SUFFERS A DEADLY DERAILMENT IN ARIZONA

JOHN R. SIGNOR, EDITOR OF SP TRAINLINE magazine, is not accustomed to late-night calls from the FBI. His quarterly publication, which has a circulation of 1,800, goes out almost exclusively to former employees and aficionados of the Southern Pacific rail line--the real buffs, people whose worst railroad-related crime may be occasionally boring their nieces, nephews or grandchildren with boxcar arcana. But early last week the bureau did come knocking at Signor's door in Dunsmuir, California. Did Signor write an article in the fall '95 issue called "Tragedy at Harney"? He did. And was the article not about a terrible crime in...

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