I'm spurred to post this one (not to mention recommend it heartily) as John Gaskin's tales came up in the thread about Railway stories on the DIY Anthologies section. Probably none too easy to find as Tartarus Press only put out 450 copies & they say they've sold them all now. Anyway, this was his 2006 follow-up to "The Dark Companion", a collection published five years earlier. IMHO, this one tops the first.
It's very tough to really put across the feel of Gaskin's stories. As difficult as trying to describe that feeling you get with the best of Aickman. Certainly it's easy enough to describe things like the settings. "The Bay Platform" is set on a fog-bound railway station in the Oxfordshire countryside in the 1950s, for example & "Rigor Mortis" is basically just about the re-upholstery of an old chair. "Road Closed" is in essence about a railway disaster intertwined with a relationship between a couple. What is hard to describe is the dream-like & on occasions time-warping effect of Gaskin's prose. It's like M R James but still totally 21st century.
The stories are:-
The Conceit of the Dancing Man Tapiola St John's Wood The High-Stepping Man The Long Retreating Day From Lydia with Love & Laughter# The Bay Platform Rigor Mortis Road Closed Omega
I can't see why he's not far more widely known. Investigate soonest.