THE MANAGER SEARCHED EVERYWHERE FOR ANOTHER ENGINE AS HE HAD TOLD MATT. WHO WAS, AT THE SAME TIME, WORKING HARD TO KEEP THINGS RUNNING LIKE A WELL OILED MACHINE.
HOPEFULLY, HE THOUGHT, THIS MIGHT CHANGE MR. DUNPHAR'S MIND ABOUT A NEW ADDING A NEW ENGINE. WHILE MATT WORKED HIS BUNKER OFF, HE MAULED OVER WHAT MR. DUNPHAR SAID,
"What if he's stronger than me? Or faster than me?! Or maybe NICER LOOKING than me?!"
HIS COACHES LAUGHED
"To bad there aren't two of you!" THEY TEASED
"Yeah. 😕Wait.Two of me." 🤔THIS BROUGHT AN OLD MEMORY BACK TO HIM.
IN THE LAST FEW DAYS BEFORE HE CAME TO WORK WITH THE M&PR. MATT WORKED WITH HIS BROTHER "DAVID" ON THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD. BUT BIGGER AND FASTER ENGINES CAME, AND SOON MATT WAS TO BE SCRAPPED. AND DAVID WAS SOLD TO A MINE IN VIRGINIA. MATT TOOK HIS LAST TRAIN TO A SMALL TOWNSHIP IN OHIO, WHO'S RAILROAD DESPERATELY NEEDED AN ENGINE. SO MATT WAS SAVED.
"If they like me, then maybe th