WATCHING A LIVE STEAM SHUNTER

The 0-4-0 T “pug”

Had not a handsome  mug…

But it could pull

Freight cars at will,

With nary a shrug!

A little fine-inch gauge,

Pug was busy engaged…

In putting away

Cars on that railway,

Amazing what it could tug!

The engineer barely fit on,

A wagon thus coupled on…

It must have burned gas–

I saw no coal pass

From the coal bunker the engine had on!

–Jonathan Caswell

Google image of an English 0-4-0 saddle tank “pug” shunter (Americans would say “switch engine,” or “switcher:)

 

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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