Little short line railroads like,
The Arcade and Attica spiked…
Survival of this little pike!
They run excursion sales,
hauling freight on the same rails…
Grain and feed
New business when another fails.
Steam engines for many years
Kept revenues from arrears…
More freight came aboard
Maybe soon they’d afford,
To fix up a steamer to cheers!**
The train itself is a pleasure,
Without steam it does hold a measure…
Of rider return
Their satisfaction earned,
This line is a regional treasure!
**IN FACT…check out on You Tube, the 100th Anniversary of the A&A,s start of operations–featuring newly restored 2-8-0 steamer #18! filmed on 5/27/17! Great sight!!!