I work on trains but not ones like this
My trains are modern, they don’t puff or hiss.
These trains are special, they’d have you believe
They’re not just machines, No! They live and they breathe!
When I look at this, my eye wells with pride.
And indeed, so it should. For it says on the side!
Life was much slower then, relaxed, more sedate,
But woe betide someone if this train was late!
Like these two, I’m happy that our history remains
For they really are something, these thundering steam trains!
(Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. Oxenhope and Ingrow. West Yorkshire, England. February 2015)
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