Hobos at Heart: Romance of the Rails


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Some midnight, mid-continent, streaking across Kansas on their honeymoon sleeper, my parents made me. The Westbound Santa Fe Chief from Chicago to the City of Angeles was perfect Eros — slow love and a syncopated sleeper car. My mother had retired at age twenty-one from her wartime years as a station telegrapher on the Wabash Railroad. In the toss-up between her…