SHORT LINES LIKE THE A&A…

By the Mighty Mumford

Little short line railroads like,

The Arcade and Attica spiked…

My interest

In economics,

Survival of this little pike!

They run excursion sales,

hauling freight on the same rails…

Grain and feed

Chemical needs,

New business when another fails.

Steam engines for many years

Kept revenues from arrears…

More freight came aboard

Maybe soon they’d afford,

To fix up a steamer to cheers!**

The train itself is a pleasure,

Without steam it does hold a measure…

Of rider return

Their satisfaction earned,

This line is a regional treasure!

–Jonathan Caswell

**IN FACT…check out on You Tube, the 100th Anniversary of the A&A,s start of operations–featuring newly restored 2-8-0 steamer #18!  filmed on 5/27/17!  Great sight!!!

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