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                Via Heartland


Following the path

your tracks lay down

I feel the spirit of those

who laboured to pin the rails

Upon the ties which

the earth binds so firmly;

Hoping for the future

of the engine which may

Pull the two solitudes

to lasting unity

And guide our passage course

to a land where peace sustains

Trains of thought stirred

by the thrumming beat of

wheels passing over

this glorious land of my birth.

Wayne , December 2012

for the crew of Via

December 21-23, 2012 

                                                   Adventure Awaits . . .                           







                                              Adventure Awaits . . .

                                           Smiles   Giggles   People

                                               Clickety  Clack  Train


                                                                             Cindy 2/7/13



Onward,  Onward The whistle blows, long and clear,

Onward,  Onward

The whistle blows, long and clear,
The haunting sound that says  we’re near

Onward,  onward, passing by
A land so vast that meets the sky,

With secrets many, hidden  away.
Not ours to view , no not today

We travel through, a passing  guest
We’re on a journey, a special quest

To experience the beauty of a wilderness free,
Not owned by man, not you or me.

A land we borrow, for a moment in time.
A land so free, a land sublime.

And so we travel along our way,
Taking the happiness of the day

As the whistle blows, so long and clear,
The haunting sound that says We’re near.

Denise Tugwell, UK