Number sixty-two, labeled “Chief Gerald Meade”
Was a good RS-1…one of a special breed!
The mainstay of our excursion trains
Both in New York and “P.A.”,
It’s always been a faithful beast…
Are the new owners to sell it away?
I wish I still had a backyard
To put this steady friend–
I’ll miss pictures of Sixty-Two
Until it’s scrapped in the end!
The author, in train duty and on his honeymoon, rode behind this engine.