Blaming himself for the untimely death of his friend and fellow missionary, William Stone, Brian has resolved to kick his multiple addictions. While riding home on The Wall Street RDC train from Newark to Birmingham Junction in the company of a cousin’s romantic interest, an epiphany unearths the root of Brian’s self-destructive lifestyle.

In addition to the novella Clattering, this collection includes short stories and memoirs about the Penn Central, Conrail and AMTRAK railroads, and also an exclusive interview with Virginia Hulick, a retired traveling nurse who served on the Florida to New York trains of the Seaboard Air Line, Seaboard Coastline, and AMTRAK railroads.


The story collection incorporates several period photographs of the Penn Central, Conrail and AMTRAK railroads.