Setting: The setting is during the 1800s and Gilberts Dad leaves at sea and Gilbert can't see he until fall, Gilbert would start going to a train yard and start working on a vehicle with other children.
Characters: Glibert's father, Gilbert, Senor Uriarte, and the 3 Limburgher children: Emmy and her twin brothers
Conflict: The conflict o the story is that Gilbert wants to stop time to spend time with his father.
Gilberts father dies and he and the LImburgher children go to a switchyard and tried fixing a thing they called a Kalamazoo.They start packing food and going on longer journeys every week to the switcyard.
The kids had made the Kalamazoo start working and they rode it to the ocean.
When the children had reached the ocean it wasn't an ocean, they saw themselves sideways, in front diagonal an infinite in time and Gilbert just hoped that he could find his father there