Chicago-based author Patrick McBriarty created the PTM Werks series for children in 2014, which debuted with Drawbridges Open and Close and continued with Airplanes Take Off and Land in 2015. With illustrations by Johanna Kim, the books bring excitement about the inner workings of bridges, planes, and other transportation-related machines to a younger audience. Now they turn their attention to city railways. Join Ben as he rides above and below on the Crosstown Railway with his mom, Train Operator Julia. Ben experiences a day in the life of a train operator, carrying animal characters from suburbs to city and back again. Along the way he gets an inside look at the step-by-step process of how elevated and subway trains work. Young train fans will love this book!