GENESEE AND WYOMING bought,
PROVIDENCE AND WORCESTER stock…
At crossings I see
New grass frequently,
Where once I saw only rock!
Sadly I watch the downgrade,
Of physical plant improvements made…
It is a let down
Seeing grass newly grown,
Like this buyout wasn’t the best trade?-
Less-used spurs look like this too,
A shock for this railfan true-blue…
Grass along the ties–
Most think it small-sized,
But what else will they not do?
An opinion of the author–above image is an example of–not the real grassy track referred to–which is at the Hartford Street crossing in North Uxbridge, Massachusetts.