I'm trying to remember the title and author of a short story about a guy in a bar who wants to catch the train out of town. By the time he gets up, the bartender tells him the last train just left. The guy says he will catch the first train tomorrow but the bartender says something like "You don't understand, that was the LAST train."

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    How is the story Sci-Fi or Fantasy? Do remember other details? As is, it could just be the town no longer has train service. Commented May 2, 2016 at 0:01

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Fredric Brown, The Last Train.

For the first time he turned and Haig saw his face against the crimson, blazing sky. "You don't understand," he said. "That was the last train."

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    This story can be read online legally at UNZ.org (my favourite story site)
    – user32390
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 2:21
  • @user32390 link dead. Commented Aug 25, 2022 at 11:25

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