Something was holding his shirt, pinning him down, and the yellow eye stabbed straight through him and held him horror-stricken to the ties. Good God, it was a train and he was in its path! But by some twist of fate he when he regained consciousness he found he was on the side of the tracks and being told to climb into the carriage.
And so begins a strange encounter with a young girl in a flame colored dress aboard The Death Flyer, a train that had gone out of control and crashed into a river ten years earlier.
When she tells him that he had wired her to say he would be waiting on the platform for her arrival but she could never arrive so she was happy he had finally tired of waiting and come to her. But now he must save the train from being robbed and left to hurtle out of control to its watery doom.