Little short line railroads like,

The Arcade and Attica spiked…

My interest

In economics,

Survival of this little pike!

They run excursion sales,

hauling freight on the same rails…

Grain and feed

Chemical needs,

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!

–Jonathan Caswell

**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!!!


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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 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 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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