Journey On The Rails

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Kileen Prather

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Three couples take a journey of a lifetime as they explore the stunning vistas of the Western United States riding in a Pullman car on Amtrak.


Drama, Family, Romance, Action, Adventure,

Short Summary

Three couples take a journey of a lifetime as they explore the stunning vistas of the Western United States. Riding on the California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, and Empire Builder, a cast of characters discover National Parks, big cities, and the Pacific Ocean. A "love boat" on the rails

None of them are looking for relationships but along the way on their cross country adventure they discover romance and surrender their hold on the past, opening their hearts to new possibilities and accepting love the second time around.


Western US: Colorado, California, Oregon and Washington as well as several National Parks like Yosemite and Glacier.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Phoebe

Age: 62

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Engaging, Faithful, Flexible, Heroic, Honorable, Selfless, Adventurous, Complex, Confident, Perseverance, Charming,Adventurous,Charming,Decisive,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Riley

Age: 58

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Confident, Empathetic, Faithful, Selfless, Sophisticated, Adventurous, Charming,Adventurous,Underdog,Modest,Decisive,Selfless,Engaging,Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: Hugh

Age: 62

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Insecure, Adventurous, Charming, Honorable, Masculine, Sophisticated, Complex, Flexible,Adventurous,Masculine,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Faithful,Romantic,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Tony

Age: 62

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Masculine, Adventurous, Charming, Engaging, Faithful, Complex, Confident, Honorable, Sophisticated,Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Faithful,Gracious,Romantic,Honorable

Development Pitch

The romance of trains interspersed with our country's beautiful scenery as two couples find romance on their journey. Although the characters are a little older than usual, older people want to see shows with characters their ages and this type of story sells. "Murder She Wrote," "Diagnosis Murder," & "Matlock" are examples of shows on TV long after they ended. This story would make a great movie or even a series with some murder and mystery thrown in. This could easily be made into a Loveboat on the Rails with murder and mystery thrown in with several actors and actresses appearing as guests.

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 55+,35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: KDP-Amazon

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available