After a couple days of preparation, the posse boards a new Smith and Robard’s steam train to Cedar City. Even Dead Feathers, though he chooses to stay in the livestock car rather than the offered sleeping arrangements. They are fed well, and aside from a couple of regular passengers the train seems to be mostly the posse, the reporters that are interviewing the professor, and a small contingent of US soldiers who seem to be protecting a secure car.
After a curious exchange with Haskins late in the nite, Solomon, discovers signs of nefarious activity, otherwise the trip is uneventful. First thing in the morning, Dr. Haskins discusses with them the m the plans for the rest of the journey.