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This one is of British railway


This is the Night Mail crossing the border
Bringing the cheque and the postal order
Letters for the rich, letters for the poor
The shop at the corner and the girl next door
Pulling up Beattock, a steady climb
The gradient's against her, but she is on time

Passing the shunter intent on its toil
Moving the coke and the coal and the oil
Girders for bridges, plastics for fridges
Bricks for the site are required by tonight
Grimy and grey is the engine's reflection
Down to the docks for the metal collection

The passenger train is full of commuters
Bound for the office to work in computers
The teacher, the doctor, the actor in farce
The typist, the banker, the judge in first class
Reading The Times with a crossword to do
Returning at night on the 6.42
 

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That first post is one of my favourite poems. I remember studying it at school. The Virgin adverts are also fantastic, I love the first link you posted, that is my favourite advert ever I think. Brilliantly done and captures the elegance of rail travel, how they managed to make it I don't know!
 

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Wow..u are Galaxy Express 999 fan huh? :)
I say the videos deserve to be here for at least considering trains for space travel. :)

I think its safe to say that we may add any vidoes with trains in it in this thread....flying, swimming or whatever :lol: .

If flying trains are bad enuf....see this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQwUZw95ej8

Sorry, owner of video forbids embedding of this video.

Space travelling trains with turrets on it.:banana:
 
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