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Epic Train Trips for Writer's Cramp

Epic Train Trips

I have taken
some epic train trips
In my life
Been all over Korea and Taiwan
By train
Washington to NYC by train.

The longest train trip
Was taking the train
From Mumbai to Delhi
A 12-hour train ride
That lasted 16 hours
Due to foggy conditions,

Second class train
A night train
We slept most of the trip
Except when drinking tea
And eating Indian food.

On my train trips
I often thought
Of the US first continental train trip
And the golden spike
In the continental divide
That marked the halfway point.

NEW PROMPT DUE 12 hours 37 minutes 13 seconds
The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, was completed on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory with the golden spike. Write a STORY or POEM about someone taking a train trip across a large country. Include golden spike somewhere in your item (bolded), and choose Transportation as one of your genres.
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