Paddy on the railway

“For it’s ‘Paddy do this,’ and ‘Paddy do that. …'”

This fellow waves at me every time I cycle past. And Paddy waves back. ’Tis no day at the beach, to be workin’ on the railway.

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7 Responses to “Paddy on the railway”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    Still doin’ the Wave Dynamics, eh, brah?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Gots to. He’s become something of a totem. The other day I was lost in thought as I rode past and forgot to salute, so I had to twist around in the saddle and give him a belated how-d’ye-do.

      It’s an elaborate deal. Solar-powered, the engineer actually waves, and the bell rings.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      That is too cool. I would wave too. It’s a good thing you turned around to do the right thing. Otherwise, your mojo would have been hosed, and you would have flatted for sure.

  2. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    That’s cute! Finally got a blog post up about last Sunday’s vintage ride. One day before the next one, but better late than never, right?
    https://cycleitalia.blogspot.com/2019/06/la-monsterrato-2019.html

  3. Libby Says:

    I was reminded of another great railway song: “On the Atchison Topeka and the Santa Fe” (see the initials on the engine). Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer won the Oscar for Best Song for the song as performed by Judy Garland in “The Harvey Girls”, 1946. Here is Mercer and The Pied Pipers with their hit: https://youtu.be/cmBKHSZ1pcU

  4. Libby Says:

    Yes, the video shows a later DIESEL engine instead of the steam powered train that brought settlers and travelers to the southwest and that is celebrated in the song and movie!

  5. Tony Geller Says:

    So gotta ask, where is it? I need more waves on my rides.

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