On a Roadside in America

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad


A family of a father, mother and a boy was taking a drive through Pennsylvania.  As they were going along, the suddenly engine stopped.  Fortunately, they were able to get safely off the road.  The father tried to start the car, but nothing happened.  They looked around and saw nothing around them.  The father stepped out of the car.  He walked back and forth and back and forth.

“Would you like to see my world?”

Startled, he turned and saw a man standing nearby.

“Come and see my world.”  The man urged them.

Not knowing what to do, the family went with the man.  After a short walk, they found themselves on a dirt road.  A band of cowboys on horseback came behind them and continued on.  They saw tracks beneath them, and a horn sounded.  They stepped off the tracks, and the trolley pulled up.

“Get on.”


They boarded…

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