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HERBICIDE TROUBLE IN N SCALE

HERBICIDE TROUBLE IN N SCALE

(Tune: THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS)

I bought a model railroad car

For the memoriy

Of a New York shortline

Meaningful to me…

And then I found out that

The one shipper it had

Produced a herbicide that was

Found environmentally bad!

I bought an N scale

“Stauffer Chemical” railroad car,

But am afraid to run it

Don’t want to start a war..,.

N scale protesters are as fierce

As the full-sized ones I’ve heard,

I wouldn’t want my model folk

To say those nasty words!

No wonder in the seventies

That railroad went away,

For environmental damages

Someone should always pay…

If they served a dirty coal mine

They might still have a prayer,

‘Cause the latest in smoke scrubbers

Might just have saved the air!

Oh, the Skaneateles Shortline

Was a favorite railroad,

Down to one last shipper

Their existance was owed…

But that shipper produced herbicide

Found emvironmentally bad,

The only reminder I could buy

May get scale people mad!

I may just reletter the car

To use it for flyash,

Proper use of recycling

No scale people can bash…

Or maybe it will sit it out

In lonely display,

Or it’ll run to an incinerator

To burn the stuff away.

–Jonathan Caswell

(ebay)