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A RAILFAN SUPREME!

A RAILFAN SUPREME!

 

His brother, a railfan supreme,

Is helping to fulfill my dream…

To research a line

From before my time,

Can I backdate my modeling to steam?

My station models need paint,

At the moment, authentic they “ain’t”…

Current green and red

To red and white they said,

As for roofs, it’s okay with the slate.

A salt trestle where there was coal,

Would fill a traffic pattern hole…

Many short lines I like

Had a salt traffic spike

Shortly before all that snow.

He’s graciously given me mugs

For my favorite railroad’s heart tugs…

And four books so far,

Nearly new without mar–

I wonder if the New Haven had rugs?

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

 

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OLD TIMES, FOR SURE!

OLD TIMES, FOR SURE!

 

The boss and me, working together,

On a Saturday…

One guy had a funeral

And the other a hospital stay.

The boss and I used to work

On Sundays all the time…

Until we got enough people hired

To fill the staffing line.

With Production gone, the day drags on,

Less need for phone calls and touring…

We each brought books but these tired looks

Are results of it being BORING!!!!

Fireman came to check hydrants,

The back gate camera I bobbled….

I saw the FEDEX coming

But in haste I was hobbled.

We’ve had a visit from one or two

And the boss takes walks down the hall…

While I’m here typing, running out of ideas,

Now doesn’t this day beat all?

 

–Jonathan Caswell