Engineer, The

DESCRIPTION: Singer, an old engineer, tells his friend (and fireman?) Joe about the wreck on the Elgin branch, where two locomotives collided in a storm and his daughter was killed. He looks forward to the day when his own death will reunite him with his child
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (recording, Lester Coffee -- but he says he learned it c. 1893)
KEYWORDS: age grief train death railroading work crash disaster storm wreck children
FOUND IN: US(MW)
Roud #8586
RECORDINGS:
Lester A. Coffee, "The Engineer" (AFS 8419 A, 1946; on LC61)
NOTES: The local references place the story in northern Illinois, which was Lester Coffee's home. - PJS
File: RcThEngi

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