Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Coffee Pot.



THE COFFEE POT


A little piece of history is remembered hereabouts.
And it concerns the old-time railway line.
That used to start at the local beach, in an industrial age,
And carry coal from Merewether Mine.
Because the tunnels were rather tight an engine was devised
That was narrower than normal, by a lot,
And this midget engine was always known by it's nick-name, yes, you've guessed,
The little engine was called the Coffee Pot.



It certainly wasn't the only one; here's another one to view;
This one pulled logs in forests way up North,



And in other parts of the country Coffee Pots are found,
Carrying the tourists back and forth.
But our little local Coffee Pot is remembered even yet,
And a local Seniors' Club now has the name,
So little piece of history is with us still today,
And, after all, it had a right to fame.
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An unusual story about trains and a cat here:
http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2008/12/231-stationmaster.html



9 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Fun words accompanied by fun shots! Perfect!

Sylvia

subtorp77 said...

Heh, heh, the little engine that still can, wot? And loved the story of the station-master cat :D

eileeninmd said...

Great post and fun photos.

Barb said...

Great bit of history and a cute engine! I thought you were going to post about coffee...

Island Rambles Blog said...

I love the history and the historical photos... all the pictures are lovely. It is nice to see into the window of your world. cheers.

magiceye said...

that indeed was interesting!

LadyFi said...

What a charming name for an engine!

Arija said...

I'm glad some of them are still up and running.

Happily Retired Gal said...

Delightful post and I learned something too! Who could ask for more?
Hugs and blessings,