Next O&W Train from Tennessee opens as a quick dream from a man who works in a funeral home. Understanding this dream is where the book is outlined, as change, a higher being, as well as a force or nature is mentioned. A man, Tinker Baity, has died from the elements and taken to the funeral home. The man's family come to view Tinker. The funeral parlor is described in detail, and as the family leave, the true story begins in a much different time than of today. One of Tinker Baity's family members, a young girl named Armelda Moody, meets up with a Mr. Granville Wright. They become married, and have children. The Wright Family leave their home in Tennessee, and travel to Indiana. The book tells the story of the Wright children, and some of the things that they see take place in their lives. This is not only their story; but it is part of an American story from a time of horse and wagon to seeing man land on the moon. This is what the Wright family saw in this special time.