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The What-If Express
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The What-If Express is a magical train that often comes when someone feels like they wish their lives were different. It is also the train for Rockwell.


The What-If Express is run by Gabe, who is both the driver and conductor.

When Stewart wished that he had caught a football he failed to catch at a game he played in so many years ago, it popped out of nowhere & he decided to climb aboard. Stewart is then introduced to Gabe & is shown what his life would have been like if he had caught it in 3 stops. The 1st stop shows Stewart as a greedy business man who plans to buy the Toy Factory and rename Rockwell just like Morty did. The 2nd stop shows Rockwell without Stewart around. Thanks to Stewart not being there, Donna never got married to him. All of those peewee football players that Stewart coaches never became into football & they continue to be quite mean thanks to Stewart was never around to teach them how to be funny, sensitive or even well mannered. Stewart's twin sons Art & Barney don't exist in this universe either because they were never born thanks to Stewart never marrying Donna. As for Emma, she still lives in the orphanage that Stewart adopted her from with her teddy bear Teddy all because Stewart was never around to adopt her. At the 3rd stop, Stewart is given a choice to either remain in the world where he is famous, or to go home & solve his problems. Stewart decides that he should head home, seeing that God's plan for him in Rockwell is way better than being famous.


The What-If Express is somewhat based on a mixture of a Eureka & Palisade American locomotive and a Baltimore & Ohio American.


The What-If Express is painted teal with maroon and gold lining on both engine and passenger coaches.

Episode appearances

The What-If Express only appeared so far in It's a Meaningful Life.


  • Even though it's a steam engine, it blows an air horn instead.
  • The What-If Express seems to lack a tender, as it is very vital to have one because it serves for both coal and water for the engine.
  • The horn of the locomotive was a Nathan K5H from a BC Rail GE C40-8M no. 4619.