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Steam Trains Sayings By M.C. Beaton: The whistle of the old steam trains ... could conjure up visions of bleak distances The whistle of the old steam trains ... could conjure up visions of bleak distances with one solitary wail. — M.C. Beaton
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Steam Trains Sayings By John Agard: Alternative Anthem.Put the kettle onPut the kettle onIt is the British answerto Armageddon.Never mind taxes Alternative Anthem.


Put the kettle on
Put the kettle on
It is the British answer
to Armageddon.

Never mind taxes rise
Never mind trains are late
One thing you can be sure of
and that's the kettle, mate.

It's not whether you lose
It's not whether you win
It's whether or not
you've plugged the kettle in.

May the kettle ever hiss
May the kettle ever steam
It is the engine
that drives our nation's dream.

Long live the kettle
that rules over us
May it be limescale free
and may it never rust.

Sing it on the beaches
Sing it from the housetops
The sun may set on empire
but the kettle never stops. — John Agard
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Steam Trains Sayings By Alan Huffman: Many Americans have a romanticized view of trains, rooted in a bygone era of elaborately Many Americans have a romanticized view of trains, rooted in a bygone era of elaborately adorned rail cars lit by flickering gas lamps and pulled by smoke-belching steam locomotives. — Alan Huffman
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Steam Trains Sayings By L.P. Hartley: But I was not so much interested in facts themselves as in the importance they But I was not so much interested in facts themselves as in the importance they had for my imagination. I was passionately interested in railways, and in the relative speed of the fastest express trains; but I did not understand the principle of the steam engine and had no wish to learn. — L.P. Hartley
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Steam Trains Sayings By Orison Swett Marden: Before water generates steam, it must register two hundred and twelve degrees of heat. Two Before water generates steam, it must register two hundred and twelve degrees of heat. Two hundred degrees will not do it; two hundred and ten will not do it. The water must boil before it will generate enough steam to move an engine, to run a train. Lukewarm water will not run anything.
A great many people are trying to move their life trains with lukewarm water - or water that is almost boiling - and they are wondering why they are stalled, why they cannot get ahead. They are trying to run a boiler with two hundred or two hundred and ten degrees of heat, and they cannot understand why they do not get anywhere.
Lukewarmness in his work stands in the same relation to man's achievement as lukewarm water does to the locomotive boiler. No man can hope to accomplish anything great in this world until he throws his whole soul, flings his force to his whole life, into it. — Orison Swett Marden
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Steam Trains Sayings By Neil Gaiman: Soon enough his head would be swimming with tales of derring-do and high adventure, tales Soon enough his head would be swimming with tales of derring-do and high adventure, tales of beautiful maidens kissed, of evildoers shot with pistols or fought with swords, of bags of gold, of diamonds as big as the tip of your thumb, of lost cities and of vast mountains, of steam-trains and clipper ships, of pampas, oceans, deserts, tundra. — Neil Gaiman
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Steam Trains Sayings By Mark Haddon: I was born too late for steam trains and a lazy eye meant I'd never I was born too late for steam trains and a lazy eye meant I'd never be an astronaut. — Mark Haddon
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Steam Trains Sayings By Mo Hayder: I had an overwhelming sense of the lonliness of this city - a trillion souls I had an overwhelming sense of the lonliness of this city - a trillion souls in their bedrooms, high in the cliffs of windows. I thought of what was underneath it all - I thought of the electricty cables, steam, water, fire, subway trains and lava in the city's guts, the subterranean rumbling of trains and earthquakes. I thought of the dead souls from the war, concreted over. — Mo Hayder
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Steam Trains Sayings By Natasha Pulley: The Ancient Greeks? If they had steam engines, why didn't they have trains?'. . .'They The Ancient Greeks? If they had steam engines, why didn't they have trains?'
. . .
'They were philosophers; they put two and two together and got a goldfish.'
(p. 76) — Natasha Pulley
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Steam Trains Sayings By David Hewson: The path from Hythe leads, for a little while, along the line of the Romney, The path from Hythe leads, for a little while, along the line of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch railway, whose 15in-gauge steam trains run throughout the year from Hythe to Dungeness. — David Hewson
Steam Trains Sayings By Ray Bradbury: Way late at night Will had heard - how often? - train whistles jetting steam Way late at night Will had heard - how often? - train whistles jetting steam along the rim of sleep, forlorn, alone and far, no matter how near they came. Sometimes he woke to find tears on his cheek, asked why, lay back, listened and thought, Yes! they make me cry, going east, going west, the trains of far gone in country deeps they drown in tides of sleep that escape the towns. — Ray Bradbury
Steam Trains Sayings By Georges Simenon: That feeling about trains, for instance. Of course he had long outgrown the boyish glamour That feeling about trains, for instance. Of course he had long outgrown the boyish glamour of the steam-engine. Yet there was something that had an appeal for him in trains, especially in night-trains, which always put queer, vaguely improper notions in his head - though he would have been hard put to it to define them. Also he had an impression that those who leave by night-trains leave forever - an impression heightened the previous night by his glimpse of those Italians piled into their carriage like emigrants — Georges Simenon
Steam Trains Sayings By H.G.Wells: With Penge I associate my first realisations of the wonder and beauty of twilight and With Penge I associate my first realisations of the wonder and beauty of twilight and night, the effect of dark walls reflecting lamplight, and the mystery of blue haze-veiled hillsides of houses, the glare of shops by night, the glowing steam and streaming sparks of railway trains and railway signals lit up in the darkness. — H.G.Wells
Steam Trains Sayings By James Buchan: Of all the failed technologies that litter the onward march of science - steam carriages, Of all the failed technologies that litter the onward march of science - steam carriages, zeppelins, armoured trains - none has been so catastrophic to prosperity as the last century's attempt to generate electricity from nuclear fission. — James Buchan
Steam Trains Sayings By Bill Bryson: It is an extraordinary fact but a true one that there are thousands of men It is an extraordinary fact but a true one that there are thousands of men in Britain who will never need Viagra as long as steam trains are in operation. — Bill Bryson