Branch Line Louie and his stories in rhyme

Branch Line Louie and his stories in rhyme

by Puffing Louie

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Branch Line Louie and his stories in rhyme by Puffing Louie

This truly unique and exciting book tells the story of transport in rhyme , centred around a little G.W.R Dock Tank No.1361. The beautifully illustrated pictures, in pen and ink, aims to promote and recall memories of how we used to travel in days gone by. Paying tribute to all of the dedicated people who spend their time lovingly renovating trains, cars, buses, lorries, airplanes and bikes in their efforts to keep our branch lines and heritage alive. This book also helps to promote English, prose, History, Geography, Engineering, friendship and loyalty as well as the community spirit the transport industry can bring. This first poem, brings to life transport and provides a taste of what is to come. We hope you enjoy the book.

Our Branch Line

We had a little station, at the bottom of our lane
T'was nice to sit upon the fence, to watch those old steam trains
They only had three carriages behind an old green tank
The people had the driver and the Fireman to thank
For getting them to places where they had to be on time
Those railway staff worked busy, keeping open our branch line
A level crossing just before the sloping platform edge
And passing loop beyond the box where engines used to rest
The station masters' really good and did his staff quite proud
And passengers all loved him, he stood out from the crowd
So pleasant just to listen, while the bluebirds used to sing
Only to be broken by the bell that used to ding
Besides the single engine shed, the small good yards was there
With produce sent to market, for each and all to share
The signal drops, the guard he pops and blows his whistle hard
He waved his flag, a hiss of steam and slowly it moves off
A wheel slip at the junction, as they pass the water crane
Where engines fill up briskly, on their way down to the main
The whistle blows out loudly, in the tunnel it does go
We only have six minutes, by they clock that's never slow
To run off with out schoolmates, to get inside the gate
For otherwise we're kept behind, if ever we were late
Those summer days have long since gone, I wish they still were here
Oh! Happy times remembered, those days of yesteryear.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909270251
Publication date: 04/04/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Puffing Louie is a pensioner who originates from the Aston area of Birmingham. A family man who enjoys history, geography, playing chess and supporting his elderly friends. His working career has spanned across the transport industry firstly at Joseph Lucas, the motor vehicle electric industry and within British Rail. He has such fond memories of watching the trains at Snow Hill Station in Birmingham as a child, which have remained such an impact to his life experience that he wanted to share such memories with others. The artist, Davron also has a history of working in transport and originated from Aston in Birmingham too. He has many works to his credit in oils, watercolours and is well known for his card cut outs. After national service, he worked within the transport industry until retirement. He shares his passion of transport over time with Puffing Louie as the pictures prove.

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