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Quotes of the Day for 9 June 2002 – Trains

George Stephenson was born in a cottage at the "pit village" of Wylam, near Newcastle, England. He never had any education, and started working in the coal pit (mine) at age eight, but developed an ability to mend and build machinery. He is credited as the principal inventor of the railway locomotive and is often known as The Father of the Railways. So here are a few quotes on Trains.

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The quotes:

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
     - Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most common of all antagonisms arises from a man's taking a seat beside you on the train, a seat to which he is completely entitled.
     - Robert Charles Benchley

Trains are wonderful.... To travel by train is to see nature and human beings, towns and churches and rivers, in fact, to see life.
     - Agatha Christie

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.
     - Corrie Ten Boom

Most people have that fantasy of catching the train that whistles in the night.
     - Willie Nelson


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