The train ride from Cedar City was long, but uneventful. Denver-Pacific normally is, as most robbers are hesitant to go up against the rail owned by the cabal of scientists, Smith and Robards. Stories get around of scorched skeletons, piles of ash and guns that fire so fast it looks like a constant stream of lead. It's a bit costly to ride, but you get there in one piece. The Avenging Angels also tend to leave the train alone, at least for now...
The train car you were assigned was almost full, but your fellow riders seemed pleasant enough. A gambler named Brett Rivers was a bit jumpy at first, but seemed to calm, at least during the day. There was also a man who went by "Finn", and said he was a reporter, looking for a good piece out west. 'Professor', as he introduced himself, Bertram Smythe a bit wild eyed, talking about a elixir he created that it would cure all your ills, make you better, faster and smarter. There was even a Native, who went by "Plays With Fire", sitting at the window, often leaving to examine the train or check on his horse in the baggage car. The other man was a bit of a mystery, not speaking much and sleeping through most of the trip. He introduced himself as John Harrison, and then dropped off to sleep. A final arrival, who almost missed the train from the look of him was a man of the cloth, who went by Elias Quinn. He was missing an arm, but didn't let that get in the way of stowing his gear and taking a seat.
You've been riding for two days when with a hiss of steam matched by the high screams from the boiler, the train pulls into Twin Rivers. An odd name for a city in the Mojave, but you've heard odder ones. Stepping onto the platform, the bustle of the growing boomtown rolls over you. You hear calls from small stalls set up near the station, and see a man in a long dusty coat in the process of hanging a poster, one in a line along the far wall of the station. There's a small group watching them, seemingly more subdued than the people walking by the train.
The train lets out another scream from the whistle, and begins to move, sliding into the train yard to begin the complicated procedure to turn around and begin the long trip back. A quick glance around reveals a ticket counter, and over to the side, a large steel door, guarded by two humorless men. Out the main doors, you can part of a large clock tower, and a wide bustling street.
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