I was struck first of all by how different Luke looks in this episode - then realised that it is one of the very early books, number 9 in the series overall, written in 1957, the earliest ever edition translated into English, and the first to be co written by Rene Goscinny. Cinebook are certainly releasing a broad stretch of editions, right from the very latest releases to these early books. There are lots of Lucky Luke books which feature trips across the USA. In this one though Luke has to create the rails for the train to ride on as he crosses the country. This is unique within the Lucky Luke genre, but what isn't unique is that there is a fiend who is out to stop the project from taking part - funny how the fiends almost always look the same from book to book. As before with these early editions Jolly Jumper isn't the loveable character he was later, and for that element alone I can't give the book the usual 5 stars, but it is still a great read.