Wilks "Willy" St. Jaques, the soon to be dispatcher for the C&O on its shelbyville branch, was greeted to the glorious morning sun from his two- floor home right next to the John F. Kennedy Industrial Park.
After gathering together his lunchbox, keys and his wifes home baked cookies. His car is the blue 1955 Chevy approaching a stop sign on the T intersection closet to the shore.
Eventually, he reaches the freeway and braces himself for the city. "Mmmmmmm....Wendy's......" is the first coherent thought to come upon this morning!
He makes a quick stop at pine tree plaza just to get a little something for his son after daddy's promotion.
A short ride later, hes at Suburban station, and already waiting for his train. But this isn't going to be another boring commute. Oh no, this time hes going to drive the locomotive, although without an engineer or cars. With his former expertise as an engineer with the C&O on its commuter division, he requested to be moved to a more peaceful part of the railway. With this, is a promotion to a Dispatcher, and as the C&O believes, a dispatcher must know the territory he's dispatching in. So they've given him an Rs-2 to deadhead back to Shelbyville and more than enough time explore portions of the route on foot!
Shes a bit difficult at first, but Willy knows machines...
...and soon they're highballing out! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
Slowly traveling through the portions of the line completely surrounded by wilderness, Willy noticed a small trail jetting off the tracks...with so much time on his hands, he decided to investigate.
There, he found a town completely abandoned. Looks like a mining camp...but these houses...they're in near perfect condition!
All these trees...they're all dead...even weeds won't grow...
A bit spooked Willy went back to his cab and proceeded cautiously down the line... and noticed another abnormality...
Unmarked construction equipment...abandoned...looks like they were going to dig something up too...
Determined to know what was going on, he found a path leading to some sort of granite mine. Although it looks abandoned, tire marks and foot prints are everywhere.
Looking for a better view, Willy climbed to the top of the granite mine...
Than everything went blank.
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