Austin loves to ride the train. In his mind, he designs trains of the future. Imagine the boy's surprise when he discovers Alberto, victim of human trafficking, hiding in the cabana behind his home in Merryvale Park. Alberto has just escaped from a hidden compartment in a private railroad car. While keeping Alberto's existence a secret from his mother, Austin must feed and take care of Alberto. It's a big responsibility. A ustin and his friend Bertram are on the hunt for the owner of the private railroad car that transports human beings throughout the California countryside. These "esclavos" will be forced to labor in the agricultural fields of the central valley. You will meet Dabney Dinkerlaker, an evil billionaire who made his fortune stealing computer software. Dabney enjoys buying and selling people. This exciting adventure is both a traditional ride on the rails and a journey through what is possible via the electronic communications of today and tomorrow.