Steel Horse Saviors is about three Civil War veterans, two Yankees and one Rebel, who take their steam locomotive west to seek their post-war fortune. In the process they encounter Clementine O’Grady an auburn-haired beauty fighting to save the family business who causes the three to question their grand scheme to escape their collective pasts.
Ueley Carlisle has not stake in the future of O’Grady timber & Lumber or Rollins Lumber except for the fact without one of them his dream of doubling Harrington’s population is nothing more than an apparition. The sixty year old has been on the western wave of migration, throwing up ever larger towns as he progresses.
Seeing what is in Penley River he feels confident he can proceed with his mater plan. The three year initial contract he offers is something that will set one of the operations up for a long time of stability with the promise of follow on contracts in the years to come.
Here is an excerpt:
Ueley Carlisle stood on a small rise looking to the west of Harrington’s planned business district. He could see in his mind the lateral extensions to the west, northwest and north. The rail line was already in place and would be just right for his new designs.
He was willing to invest in Penley River to build up all the industry to keep this town mainly a residential center. The commerce would come with the population, of that he was sure. He could see Harrington be the model of great towns and eventually cities as the Unites States of American continued to grow.
Tomorrow is your introduction to the final O’Grady sister, Venus, who tends to side with Delilah, her mother, to complicate Clementine’s efforts.