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MODELING MEMORIES

His memories of New England various,

Were by and large vicarious…

Mostly pictures he saw

with interest and awe,

His chances of a visit–hilarious!

Point of fact he was too young,

Couldn’t drive himself even some…

The eight-hour ride

Once a summer left wide,

Window for relevant magazines to come!

Still his interest grew,

Past the time when he knew…

This paint scheme was gone,

these ALCOs moved on.

But the history he wanted to view.

Found an N scale engine thus,

Painted just like this—a plus–

To re-enact

Historical fact,

Without too much fuss!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

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BUSINESS—I DON’T UNDERSTAND!

(IOWA PACIFIC operates the “EASTERN FLYER” train…above)

BUSINESS i DON’T UNDERSTAND

The current TRAINS MAGAZINE,

Has a story of a business scheeme…

Two profitable rail lines

Being sold during times

When business is a growing stream!

WATCO, the company buying,

Like crude oil haulage driving

Its bottom line,

They’ve a specialist mind,

To manage resource underlying.

Why sell railroads in growth phase?

The money can help other ways…

IOWA PACIFIC  works

On luxury train perks,

Perhaps they’re running extra days?

–Jonathan Caswell’