Posted by: Jonathan Caswell | September 29, 2012

PRIVATE RAILWAY


(ABBY LIGHT RAILWAY, LEEDS, UK)

A PRIVATE RAILWAY

by Jonathan Caswell

When I had land I wanted

To build my narrow track,

From the wood lot to the woodpile

And then to haul it back…

Arranged in rows so I could burn

It when it seasoned well,

It would have been a neat

Setup to help us richly dwell!

But then I realized taxes

Would probably go up,

It wasn’t worth the effort

And my dreams would have to stop…

The mini-gauged logger train

Was expensive to conceive,

And in the end our cottage

We had to sell and leave.

I retain a certain interest

In minimum-gauge trains,

I look at lots of pictures

Admiring others pains…

But with apartment living

The wood lot is all gone,

My landlord has already said

I can’t build through the lawn!

—Jonathan Caswell

(Try singing this to: THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS!!!)


Responses

  1. never let your dreams stop enjoyed this one

    • Wanna become the main stockholder in a garden railway? You can ride around the circle anytime I’m not there! 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    NOW I HAVE TO RE-ENGINEER MY N-SCALE SHELF TRAIN LAYOUT SO IT WON’T POKE HOLES IN THE APARTMENT WALLS!


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