I was once like him,
A qualified active trainman…
Gave up the hat,
Ticket punch and all that,
The point is, I no longer can!
I’m too unsteady on my feet,
Even if my uniform were complete…
Hard with a cane
To be limber on a train,
But for a while it was a treat!
Not that there’s anywhere close
Where I could assume that post…
Too far to travel—
All but the fine memories…are lost.
Picture of the unidentified train conductor taken next to a Tioga Central scenic passenger car—a Google image.