Tag Archives: steam (era of using steam locomotives)




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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