Sunday, February 11, 2018

"Only The Best People":
Casey Jones Rides Again

 Lauren Gardner / Politico:
Top official departs ‘rudderless’ railroad safety agency  —  A top official charged with overseeing the safety of the nation's railroads has resigned “effective immediately,” the Department of Transportation said Saturday after POLITICO raised questions about whether he was simultaneously working …

1 comment:

JWL said...

"..A hundred hearts beat placidly on,
Unwitting they that their warder’s gone;
A hundred lips are babbling blithe,
Some seconds hence they in pain may writhe.
For the pace is hot, and the points are near,
And Sleep hath deadened the driver’s ear;
And signals flash through the night in vain.
Death is in charge of the clattering train!".

The Clattering Train
E.J. Milliken

Churchill brought that poem to my attention in his WW2 memoirs. Imagine how he felt, wide awake as he was to the mortal threat of naziism as the 1930's wore on and humanity hurtled toward catastrophe... Come to think of it, in this age of Trump maybe I do.