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His memories of New England various,

Were by and large vicarious…

Mostly pictures he saw

with interest and awe,

His chances of a visit–hilarious!

Point of fact he was too young,

Couldn’t drive himself even some…

The eight-hour ride

Once a summer left wide,

Window for relevant magazines to come!

Still his interest grew,

Past the time when he knew…

This paint scheme was gone,

these ALCOs moved on.

But the history he wanted to view.

Found an N scale engine thus,

Painted just like this—a plus–

To re-enact

Historical fact,

Without too much fuss!

–Jonathan Caswell




Rebuilding track on my layout,

Track cutting and fitting without…

A definite plan

That’s the way I am,

Trying ways till one works out.

Working two different plans,

Track symmetries demand…

Careful fitting

With no quitting,

Maybe it’ll turn out grand.

Some day it will all run,

Then I’ll haveĀ  switching fun….

Should be less boring

Than ’round the circle roaring,

If I ever get track laying done!

–Jonathan Caswell