Tonight we have another great story from retired Engine Driver John Anthony who really brings the age of steam back to life!.
Hi lovely folks,
There I was, GIRLLESS! Thanks to the railway shift system, firing a derby four freight engine for a whole week, No chance of seeing my girlfriend for a whole week, just this mule of a loco to whisper sweet nothings to and hear” heehaw heehaw” in reply ! Mind you, I promised I’d whistle as I passed her house, It’s the one past the smokey gas works, on the left near the filthy canal and over the black girder bridge, “COCK /A/ DOODLE/DO”, “COCK/A DOODLE/DO” and every night we courted by steam whistle,
Many thanks to John for sending this in! John’s contributions can be found on a dedicated web page (please click here.)