The signalman at the train station sees The Red Room by H. Across his temples in extremity of feverish distress…. Also the train was also painted black. The train was coming out of a dark tunnel. Nowadays people would say Hello rather than Halloa. Following the accident, Dickens suffered from what we would call today, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
When you think of the education that is needed to be a signalman, than you may think of someone who has dropped out of school, or failed their exams. From the beginning of the story, the atmosphere is both eerie and gloomy. People were also becoming increasingly interested in supernatural events such as mesmerism