A Story of a Great Train Robbery

On August 1, 2017, this site became official. This is the first article about Act1 Productions. If you get a chance, you have to go an see them. In the meantime, enjoy.

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

You arrive at the world famous Strasburg Railroad in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a train that runs along the oldest short line in the United States. You buy your ticket and board the train. You think to yourself, “This is going to be a great ride.”

The train departs from the station on time. You watch as you see the depot getting farther and farther away. Then, you are surrounded by cornfields. You are enjoying the beauty of the surrounding landscape then, suddenly, the train makes an abrupt stop. What is going on? You hear gun shots, and you panic. “This is a robbery,” you hear someone shout. You are completely terrified. The door at the end of the car bursts open. A very lovely lady wearing a blue dress holding a shotgun shouts, “This is a robbery. Give me all your money and jewels, or I’ll shoot you to smithereens.”

People frantically give her their jewels and their money. She walks down the aisle…

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