THE POWER OF WORDS

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There’s a town in the US that owes its continuing prosperity to railways.  It isn’t a significant junction of major routes; it never built trains as we have Crewe or Swindon; and it has no history like Stockton or Darlington.

What it does have are themed hotels and restaurants, souvenir and bookshops – a whole industry ensnaring millions of dollars.

It owes its prosperity to the power of three rather infantile, alliterative words immediately suggested by the question, “Pardon me sir, is that the…..”

The story is absolutely true; or…

…if it isn’t…

…it ought to be.

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John Coopey

Sat 23rd Mar 2019 09:27

BR, MC, Much reviled in their day but an icon of nostalgia now.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 22nd Mar 2019 20:49

Back to Smokey Robinson (and The Miracles) - "Tracks of my Tears". A ride that takes us from choo-choo to boo-hoo! 😃
A bit like British Rail !!!

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John Coopey

Thu 21st Mar 2019 07:56

We’re both old and ugly enough to remember Train Fenton’ s “My Choo ca Choo”.

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 20th Mar 2019 19:51

Ha...you're half-right on that one JC.

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John Coopey

Wed 20th Mar 2019 19:43

Nor sung by Smokey Robinson, MC.

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 20th Mar 2019 17:48

I DO know it wasn't written by "Coal Porter"...ho-ho!😊

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