by Patricia Newman
Pictures by Michael Chesworth
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004
Step back in time to Ruby’s hash house and put on the nosebag with the boss hogger. He’ll tell you he likes his eggs with headlights, but if you want scrambled, just order wreck on the main line. Follow him as he and his ashcat warm up the engine at the roundhouse and hitch her up to a jigger. Then jingle the brass and ride the point. . .Get ready to feel the wind in your hair as the rods start flashing. . .
Learning the lingo is just part of the fun in this train book, because now you’re railroading!