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Courage was something that they did not lack.
The NYC was the line they worked,
Never a cold winter day did they shirk.
Ears frozen and red from the cold,
For safety their ears couldn't be covered, was what I was told.
Red lanterns glowed way into the night,
Walking the rails in all kinds of weather was a trainman's plight.
Their switch list in hand, they walk the frosty tracks;
The train whistle and chug of the engine was at their backs.
The box cars bang, as they are switched;
Make sure they are properly hitched.
Freight Train Blues echoes down the line;
Working in the coal dirt, oh Dad of mine.
© By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@msn.com)
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