The protagonist, Will Everett is waiting at “Farewell” train station for his father, James, who is a railway worker, to return home from laying down rails.
While waiting, Will meets a circus worker named Maren who takes an interest in his drawings.
As the train arrives, Will runs into Cornelius Van Horne, the owner of the rails that his father is working on, who invites Will aboard the train to surprise his father.
Will meets up with his father at the rail site where only one more rail spike needs to be laid. This one made out of gold.
Will receives the honour to hit the last "golden" spike. However, this ceremony is interrupted by an avalanche. A greedy brakeman attempted to steal the valuable spike while everyone else ran for their life.
Brogan is stopped by a pair of sasquatches. Unfortunately, the mother sasquatch dies in the avalanche but the child is taken by a circus owner named, Mr. Dorian, after the avalanche ended.