2013 Golden Comic Award For Best Comic
The protagonists of Time Train are two typical nine-to-fivers headed back to their hometowns on the train. Fate seems to have brought them together—they attended the same schools and ended up working at the same company, and now they meet on the same train home. But when the train collides with a truck at a crossing, they, along with a girl wearing rabbit ears, are sent on a journey through time. Along the way they get to see a steam train in 1911, the 1935 Alishan forest railway, the sugar railways in 1960s, and the blue Chukuang Express of the 1970s. In the course of their adventures they discover the far-reaching impact that railroads have had on the lives of the common people… and the feelings that they have for each other.
This book is a warm and touching story of four special moments in over one hundred years of Taiwanese railway history. Appealing not only to serious trainspotters, even non-specialist readers have found the book’s approach to the subject new and exciting.