The distinctive high speed A4 Pacific Class Mallard’s vibrant
Art Deco kingfisher blue, outer streamlining so fine,
the impressive size and symmetry of train’s and tender’s silver
spoked wheels, circular metal harmony in a line.
A Holden B12 locomotive waits patiently at horizontal red and
white track signals, sturdy and workmanlike in black,
the distinctive sound of a musical steam whistle carried on
transient light wind travels a mile down the track.
An echoing bass rumble emanates from the nearby brick platform
and ground as the hissing engine slowly draws alongside,
using flanged cone-shaped wheels on uniquely shaped silver
coloured steel rails as it’s faithful ever present guide.
Encased in a trackside’s emerald green and cream multi-paned
signal box, long levers tipped with highly polished brass,
the elegant striped coffee brown and rich cream livery of vintage
Pullman carriages, pure decadence class.
The graceful artistry and architectural uniformity of soaring
obsidian viaduct arches crossing a wide river valley,
the metallic double clunk of the ruby red and black Tyler Token
System issuing the single line track token key.
The decorative criss cross diamond design above the curving
engineered arch of a Victorian wrought iron bridge,
a weathered ‘STOP’ sign among a luxurious carpet of purple
flowering heather on a windswept moorland ridge.
Standing on a footbridge, overlooking a locomotive in steam on a
preserved line with panoramic views of tracks, fields and sea,
on a day with sunshine, azure blue skies and the evocative smell
of coal smoke, the perfect place to be.
Happy Birthday Dad, love from Sam and Kate
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