AN INCIDENT THAT HAPPENED YEARS AGO IN GOULBURN YARD


Iron Road

AN INCIDENT THAT HAPPENED YEARS AGO IN GOULBURN YARD

A Sub-Inspector was starting his Motor tricycle when he accidentally slipped and fell. Letting the motor career down South. The Signalman, seeing the riderless machine coming, opened his gates, and rang Mrs. Beck at the next gate, so the machine would not be damaged. After going about two and a half miles it left the road and was found ploughing into the ballast. So I then composed:—

I started on my journey, out from Goulburn yard.
To mount my motor tricycle, I found it rather hard.
For I. am such a Georgie Porgie, I am as long as I am round.
I somehow missed my footing, and landed upon the ground.

Away went the motor, with all its mighty power.
Until it left the road, beyond the lofty tower.
Two sets of gates were opened, as she passed along the line.
Over Braidwood road and Munday Street, and up that long incline.

Now if she had not left the road, I wonder where she’d go;
Home to Queanbeyan, or would she stop at Tarago.
I once was on a motor, and had a good fly round;
But was never so unfortunate, as to leave and strike the ground.

My advice to you in future, get on before you start;
Sit up brave and sturdy, and ride with a good-heart.
For there’s nothing in a risk, if you do it for a Pound;
To let your motor run away, and fall upon the ground.
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BILL COBNFOBD, Goulburn. From Retired Rail & Tramwayman 1946 Oct.