by Judson Andersen
You bastards make me nervous. A lot of people swear up and down that these Allegheny [2-6-6-6] engines here were THE king sonsofbitches on US railroads anyway.
And for another thing this railroad bullshit of yours is nothing but a lot of God-damn romance, like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. You’d never have found those boys working on one of these God-damn trains, they were hot, dirty and dangerouser than Hell. Nobody with a brain in their head would have a God-damn thing to do with it. So much for this drivel about the God-damned “good old days”.
[Emmett R Smith all transcription-rights reserved 7 December 2008]