The 다음 day, Jake went back to the train station in Albuquerque. Tareq was waiting.
Jake: Hey. My name's Jake, and I'm a nerd.
Tareq: Oh no.
Jake: Did 당신 know that the Santa Fe was first created in 1859? We've been around for nearly 100 years.
Tareq: Buddy, I'm gonna ask 당신 to shut up. We have a freight train that needs to head into Chicagoat. We're gonna go as far as La Junta in Coltorado. Once we get there, we'll come back on another freight. Are 당신 ready?
Jake: Sure. *Climbs on board with Tareq*
They quickly started their journey north.
Jake: Do 당신 know why our freight engines are painted in yellow and blue?
Tareq: To make it different from the passenger engines?
Tareq: ...I'm not even going to say anything. *Sees a railroad crossing*
Jake: *Blows the horn*
Tareq: Let me do that. When 당신 drive, 당신 can blow the horn. *Blows the horn*
Tareq: *Rings the bell, and blows the horn two 더 많이 times*
Jake: I thought 당신 guys would be impressed with my knowledge.
Tareq: 당신 want my personal advice? Act normal. 당신 will go through the training exercises just like every other pony. It doesn't matter if 당신 know 더 많이 than us. We show 당신 these things so 당신 don't screw up.
Jake: But I already know everything you're showing me.
Tareq: 당신 want to know what happened to the last 조랑말 who said that?
Tareq: It was 1955. A young stallion was driving a train called The Alicornia Fast Mail, bound for San Franciscolt. He was a spitting image of you. At least, on the outside he was. Though he said and acted like he knew everything, he forgot to stop at a red signal. Maintenance ponies were fixing the track up ahead, but that young stallion charged towards them, derailed the train, then he crashed and died.
Tareq: I should know. I saw him while I was waiting on another track nearby. Taught him the same things I'm teaching 당신 now on this very train.
Jake: I'll be 더 많이 tolerant of your teachings.
Tareq: Thanks John.
Jake: *Extremely angry, his cheeks turn redder* It's Jake!
Tareq: *Glaring at Jake, watching the nerdy stallion calm down*
Both stallions were quiet during the rest of the trip to La Junta. To the right of the train, Jake saw something. There were a few trees in the way, but Jake instantly knew what it was.
Jake: How long has that steam engine been on display?
Tareq: Just a few years. She was taken out of service in '53.
Jake: 당신 think it'll ever get a chance to run again?
Tareq: 당신 can dream all 당신 want.
Jake: I'm gonna save up my money, and start a special railroad that only uses steam engines.
Tareq: I bet the mares will really 사랑 당신 for that.
They stopped 다음 to another freight train.
Tareq: Alright, let's go. *Gets out with Jake*
Two other stallions came from Dodge City in Kansas. They would exchange trains so they could head back to their homes.
Tareq: Alright Jake, this is where 당신 drive. *Climbs into the cab with Jake* Show me what 당신 got.
Jake: *Very happy as he blows the horn twice. He rings the 벨 while making the train go forward*
Tareq: Good. Take us back to New Mexicolt.
2 B Continued