"There used to be a train
that hauled this coal away
back when John L. Lewis
paved the miner's way."
-- "Local 6167" by Jeni Hankins
Report from Chicago, IL: What a thing to see this coal train rolling by in Downers Grove right after seeing a passenger train drop off about a hundred people who had finished their working day in the city. Took me back to a time in this country which I never knew in my lifetime where trains were the great movers of people and things and nearly everything depended on their timetable.
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