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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

 

 

 

(image from www.waymarking.com )

TRAIN AROUND THE TREE

TRAIN AROUND THE TREE

 

What is Christmas without a train around the tree,

Not to asked of a railfan…

For a railroad fan knows that it ought to be

And will be, on their demand.

Older folks remember the train

They took to be with families at home…

Modern day folk may think it’s just a toy,

A tradition that their family’s settled on.

My own train around our little tree

May be set up tonight…

On the end of our table near the windowsill,

So our neighbors are cheered by the sight.

We will be gone but I wonder if I could

Set it up to run automatically…

With everything else, funds must be spent,

So maybe…next year…we’ll see!  🙂

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

(bing.com images)