Bromley does a great job covering western railroad history in general, and Colfax country railroad history specifically. The book is easy to read and the bulk of it is well written. The introduction is however, a bit awkward. Spoiler alert -- stop reading now if you do not want to spoil the ending. The title is ingenious, drawing the reader in and foreshadowing something special about that last train. Unfortunately, it turns out there was nothing special about that last train. The final chapter details a routine run from Raton to Ute Park with nothing out of the ordinary beyond loading the contents of packed up stations onto the train. The real kicker comes in the afterward, when the reader discovers the account of the last train is fictionalized. It turns out no records have survived of that last train, and the exact date cannot even be pinned down. Overall a disappointing ending to an otherwise good book.