Trains may seem like a passe novelty to jet-conscious children, but in this story it's easy to share in Sunny Logan's enthusiasm about meeting the No. 5 engine as it rolled by every day. Neither Sunny nor the rest of his family had ever been outside the immediate area of Clearwater Valley in the mountains. Sunny wanted to see some more of the world, though, and especially he wanted to be just like Huey, the train's engineer. One day Huey slowed down enough to invite Sunny to ride with him and the rest of the crew the following weekend. It's not much more than a short story, but the rural, Appalachian setting is very well depicted, and the big train ride is as satisfying for readers as for Sunny.