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The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe: 12/17/11
When I was a child one thing I wanted but never had the money or room for was a model railroad. "The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe" by Robert Onopa in the May / June issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction has me rethinking that dream.
A boy is given a model railroad with AI with a retro feel. He's also given a more modern AI model mag lev or monorail train set. After customizing it to his voice he starts to notice some strange behavior from the train sets.
The story is good, short and creepy. It's a great little horror story.