The Engine Drivers Memorial

The Engine Drivers Memorial

My engine is now cold and still, No water does my boiler fill, .

My coal affords its flame no more, my days of usefulness are o’er;

My wheels deny their noted speed, no more my guiding hand they need.

My whistle too has lost its tone, its shrill and thrilling sounds are gone.

My valves are all thrown open wide, my flanges now refuse to guide.

My clacks also once so strong, refuse to aid the busy throng.

No more I feel each urging breath, my steam is now condensed in death.

Life’s railway over each station passed, in death I’m stopped and rest at last.

Farewell dear friends and cease to weep, In Christ I’m safe, in Him I sleep.

This memorial can be found in Nottingham Road Cemetery. Turn right as you go under the arch and follow the path through the car parking area, the grave is on your right alongside the path about 100 yards from the end of the car park. AJB

Nottingham Road Cemetery Mar 16, 2011

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