The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Why was relationship between railroads and amusement parks?

The third person Eddie meets in heaven

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Ruby describes her husband's motivation to build Ruby Park in the first place: "...[Emile] made a deal with a railroad company, which was looking for a way to increase its riders on the weekend." Eddie is well aware of this fact, thinking about how most people think "amusement parks [are] constructed by elves, built with candy canes. In fact, they were simply business opportunities for railroad companies, who erected them at the final stops of routes, so commuters would have a reason to ride on weekends"