SEASON 2 EPISODE 38. (60)
June 14 1960.
** Spoiler Alert **
SYNOPSIS: At a dry, arid location where the railroad tracks rust and end, an old grandfather imagines that
he hears the whistle of the Silver Streak -- a train on which he was once the engineer's brakeman. When he
falls sick, he promises that he will never die without saying goodbye to his young sensitive grandson and his
tough granddaughter. When Grandpa passes away, he keeps his promise.
COMMENTARY: This episode is a sentimental little show with enough intelligence to recognize that the
young and pure of heart do not stop to question that which is miraculous. This is a simple, humble story
about a teenage girl who, because of the poverty around her, has closed off her emotions . . .
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