Railway Lines is a site dedicated to railway poems. The power, the beauty, the sense of movement can all be found at a railway station near you, so... what's the point?
The railway appeals to me personally, but some
way beyond merely a mode of travel.
Britain's railways are perhaps the best way to see the country, where
experience some of our most beautiful countryside, see landscapes
unchanged for up to
150 years, as well as the variety of many of our towns and cities.
It's also said that people watching is our favourite
you can see and even talk to a lot of people while travelling
on trains and
waiting at stations.
Anyway, this site aims to collect railway
poetry on the web, subject to copyright
considerations. Please email either poems,
or if your poems are already online (or you've found something you like
online), the URL (web address) of the pages so I can link to them.
The only poetry anthology dedicated to railway poems that I've seen so far is Marigolds grow wild on platforms edited by Peggy Poole (Amazon entry), which is worth a look if you're interested in this kind of thing. If you're interested in the railway generally, the day we caught the train contains research and links to various railway resources.
Enjoy your journey - poem index, connections