Day 29 Track Twenty-nine
June 29, 1896. The St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company (predecessor of the St. Louis – San Francisco Railway) is incorporated.
In the old Glen Miller song “The Chattanooga Choo Choo” the train departs on Track 29.
Have you ever ridden a train? Write a post about a train. Tell us about train ride you have taken or one you’d like to take. Make up a story about a train or write a poem featuring a train. Share pictures of trains. Your choice!
No track twenty-nine this time
Making my escape from a life of crime
Crime inflicted on my body since birth
Train carriages beating a tune along the line
Echoing as we rounded the corners
Help save me, life not for mourners
What the future holds no one knows
Sheep scatters as the wheels beat a tune.
It’s time now, it’s time now,
Time what for?
What happens when the train reaches the platform
Will my life be measured by more pain
Or will it be back to track twenty-nine
To depart again singing “The Chattanooga Choo Choo” song.