A Train Ride for Jimmy

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

It was Jimmy’s big day. How big? It was the first time that Jimmy was riding the train. He and his mother arrived at the train station as they were on their way to his grandparents to celebrate Thanksgiving. He was amazed at size of the train station with the very high ceilings. They walked to the ticket counter to get their tickets.

“Thank you for our tickets Mr. Ticket Man.” Jimmy grinned from ear to ear.

“Thank you for riding the train. I hope that you enjoy the ride on the train.” The ticket man gave his mother the tickets.

They walked towards the train platform, but they stopped by the news stand. The mother purchased two bottles of water.

“Thank you Mr. News Stand Man.” Jimmy smiled.

“I hope that you enjoy the train ride.” The clerk handed his mother the water bottles.

The continued to the train…

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