Thursday, 12 July 2007

Travelling in style

Back in the steam era, traveling the line was an experience. Even today the Blue Mountains carriages, being furnished for longer distances, are more comfortable than those that cover the regular suburban circuits.


Photo: Historic rail carriages, Mount Victoria

Words to walk with:
From Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat by T.S. Eliot
“Oh it's very pleasant when you have found your little den
With your name written up on the door.
And the berth is very neat with a newly folded sheet
And there's not a speck of dust on the floor.
There is every sort of light - you can make it dark or bright;
There's a button that you turn to make a breeze.
There's a funny little basin you're supposed to wash your face in
And a crank to shut the window if you sneeze.
Then the guard looks in politely and will ask you very brightly'
Do you like your morning tea weak or strong?'
But Skimble's just behind him and was ready to remind him,
For Skimble won't let anything go wrong.”

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