Saten Twist was assigned to teach Jake how to drive passenger trains. He was waiting on the platform, and the Super Chief was due to leave in five minutes.
Saten Twist: *Sitting on a bench, watching a switcher push five diesels onto the Super Chief* There's my power for the train. Now where is that pony with the glasses?
Jake: *Arrives, feeling very happy*
Saten Twist: Alright, u made it.
Jake: Hey. My name's Jake, and I'm a nerd.
Saten Twist: We met yesterday at the bar. I remember your name.
Jake: Well there's a first.
Saten Twist: Follow me. *Walks to the diesels*
Jake: *Following Saten Twist*
Santa Fe pony 83: *Climbs down from the cab*
Saten Twist: How is everything?
Santa Fe pony 83: Good. You'll have no trouble reaching Albuquerque.
Saten Twist: Good job.
Santa Fe pony 83: Thanks.
Saten Twist: *Climbs into the cab with Jake*
Jake: All we have to do now is wait for the conductor. We're not allowed to leave until he gives us the signal.
Saten Twist: Shouldn't I be telling u this stuff?
Jake: Did u forget that I'm a nerd? I know everything. I've come prepared.
Saten Twist: There's no way u know everything.
Jake: Try me.
Saten Twist: Who attacked Pearl Harbor, and on what date?
Jake: The Japanese on December 7, 1941.
Saten Twist: Which pony went against Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 1953 Presidential Election?
Jake: Adlai Stevenson.
Saten Twist: Name three railroads other than the Pennsylneighnia Railroad which runs through Fillydelphia.
Jake: The Reading, Baltimare & Ohio, and the...Central Railroad of Neigh Jersey?
Saten Twist: The Jersey Central does not run through Fillydelphia.
Conductor: All aboard.
Jake: *Blows the horn twice*
Saten Twist: Hey, u let me do the work! *Rings the bell, and drives the train* You're suppose to sit, and watch.
Jake was not happy with these instructions. Upon entering Flagstaff, when Saten stopped the train to let passengers off, Jake decided to speak again.
Jake: Do u know what type of diesel this is?
Saten Twist: An F7.
Jake: Did u know they're no longer in production? EMD stopped building them in 1953.
Saten Twist: I already knew that Jake.
Conductor: All aboard!
Saten Twist: And that was quick. *Blows the horn twice, and drives the train while ringing the bell*
Jake: Did u ever get a chance to drive any of the steam locomotives?
Saten Twist: I did not. I first started work here two years geleden after my training. Since I always drive the Super Chief, I've only been driving diesels.
Jake: What do u know about our steam locomotives?
Saten Twist: If u promise to stay quiet until we reach Albuquerque, I'll tell you.
Song (Start at 3:20): link
Saten Twist: door the end of World War 1, and after control door the United States Railway Administration, the Santa Fe began it's own development of steam locomotives. For 30 years, the Santa Fe set new standards for design of steam, but door 1957, diesel power took over all parts of the railroad. After 1950, both EMD and Alco developed General Purpose diesels which could be used in switching as well as for mainline duties. Chicagoat was the eastern terminal for the Santa Fe, and door 1954, train action around Dearborn straat Station was still a beehive of activity.
Jake: Was that where u started training?
Saten Twist: I was a photographer, two years before I started training.
Jake: Right. u zei u started training in 1956.
Saten Twist: There were still a few railroads which held onto steam until the middle to late 50's, and the Grand romp, kofferbak was one of them.
Jake: u make the story sound like it takes place in the future. The 50's aren't over yet.
Saten Twist: *Blushing* I guess I just got lost in the moment. I would also like to work in movies. Until then, I'm staying on this railroad.
The song fades away once they reach Albuquerque.
Saten Twist: *Applying the brakes* Watch me boter the bread.
Jake: But we're not in an airplane.
Saten Twist: Lighten up.
The train came to a complete stop.
Jake: I guess we're done for today. What do u want to do now?
Saten Twist: I'm going home.
Jake: u don't live in Los Angeles?
Saten Twist: Nope. I spend some time with my vrienden in the bar, then chill with a friend of mine at his house. He works for The Southern Pacific.
Jake: Ah. Well, I'm going to a hotel. See u tomorrow.
Saten Twist: I have the dag off. u will be working with another pony tomorrow. I believe his name is Tareq. He'll toon u how to drive freight trains. They're a little bit tougher than passenger trains, so good luck.
After that, both ponies went on their separate ways.
2 B Continued