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Careless Jones, A Parody For Rail Buffs

May 2024
1min read

Scene: The New York, New Haven & Hartford roundhouse at Hartford, Connecticut

Time: Early Saturday morning, July 8, 1905
Enter a group of engine hostlers


1ST HOSTLER. Come, all you roundhousemen, I want you to hear The story told of a dumb engineer; Careless Jones was the bounder’s name, On the New York-Hartford run he rode to fame.


CHORUS. Careless Jones—dismounted from his cabin; Careless Jones—left the boiler full of steam; Careless Jones—forgot to throw the brake in, And the engine almost plunged into the flowing stream.

Exeunt omnes, steaming.

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