It Was A Train That Took Me Away

Caroline Angell

Kenilworth, Australia

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The steam almost covers the sign on the front of this train and so the lines in this song
“It was a train that took me away from herebut a train can’t bring me home”
brings this old classic to mind…

Train Song by Tom Waits
Well I broke down in E. St. Louis
On the Kansas City line
and I drunk up all my money
that I borrowed every time
and I fell down at the derby
and now the night’s black as a crow
It was a train that took me away from here
but a train can’t bring me home
What made my dreams so hollow
was standing at the depot
with a steeple full of swallows
that could never ring the bell
and I come ten thousand miles away
with not one thing to show
well it was a train that took me away from here
but a train can’t bring me home
I remember when I left
without bothering to pack
you know I up and left with
just the clothes I had on my back
now I’m sorry for what I’ve done
and I’m out here on my own
well it was a train that took me away from
here but a train can’t bring me home

“Capella” D17 1925 Steam Locomotive is the only fully restored Steam Train operating on the picturesque Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland. It is run by local volunteers. Our Tourist Heritage Steam Train leaves Ravenshoe Station at 1.30 pm every Sunday. It Travels to Tumoulin, the highest Railway Station in Queensland, and arrives back in Ravenshoe at approx. 3.00 pm. It is powered by wood – not coal and is followed by a small yellow service vehicle that puts out any spot fires that are started by the sparks landing in the surrounding bush.

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