A NOSE ONLY AN ALCO-PHILE LOVES!

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!

–Jonathan Caswell

The author, in train duty and on his honeymoon, rode behind this engine.

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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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