STEAMING!

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I work on trains but not ones like this

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My trains are modern, they don’t puff or hiss.

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These trains are special, they’d have you believe

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They’re not just machines, No! They live and they breathe!

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When I look at this, my eye wells with pride.

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And indeed, so it should. For it says on the side!

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Life was much slower then, relaxed, more sedate,

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But woe betide someone if this train was late!

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Like these two, I’m happy that our history remains

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For they really are something, these thundering steam trains!

(Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. Oxenhope and Ingrow. West Yorkshire, England. February 2015)

http://www.kwvr.co.uk for more information

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Words and pictures copyright 2015 the author. No unauthorised reproductions are permitted.

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