The locomotive of the work-train was at the hind end and the roadmasters standing on the first flat car were signalling.
Neale was about to ride his frantic horse straight into the work-train.
More of the work-train men gathered round the group, and the engineer with his fireman approached.
Those days it took the work-train several hours to reach the end of the rails.
And when the work-train halted, that car had run beyond the station a few rods.
Far away could be heard, in the intervals of silence, the faint clang of the work-train engine-bell.
The troopers who had rescued the work-train must now depend upon that train for new supplies.
Half-way between the camp and Benton a large force of Sioux had torn up the track, halted and fired the work-train.
Toward sunset the work-train reached the height of desert land that sloped in long sweeping lines down to the base of the hills.
Fifteen days later the work-train crossed Number Ten on a trestle and the construction progressed with new impetus.