The Runaway Train

The Runaway Train
The Runaway Train

Arriving on Earth in 1864, the Eleventh Doctor and Amy must get a posse together to help them retrieve an alien artefact. The duo are chased across the Wild West by the alien race, their only hope of escape is catching the 3: 25 train to Arizona.

Read by Matt Smith

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  • The Doctor refers to his love of steam trains. As a boy, he had wanted to drive one. (Black Orchid)
  • The recruitment of the individual team members occurs after the story’s end, as The Doctor and Amy go back before events to “set things up.”
  • Originally announced as the second Eleventh Doctor audio adventure release, with an issue date of 3 June 2010, it was subsequently indicated by online retailers such as Amazon that released had been delayed until 3 February 2011. However, they pushed release forward to 6 October 2010.
  • It was then announced that the UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph, would be issuing The Runaway Train as a special promotional giveaway with its issue of 24th April 2010. The audio The Hounds of Artemis, originally scheduled for release on 8 April, was moved to 3 June. As a result, The Runaway Train is technically the first Eleventh Doctor audio release, although BBC Audio is treating The Hounds of Artemis as the first in the series.

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