Communism and the Railways
There is a breezy rolling stock superintendent on one of the railways whose circulars of general instructions are adorned with slogans in the American style.
"Keep the Wagons Moving"
"Keep the Wheels Turning"
That is what a railwayman spends most of his life in doing. The vanman, the lorry driver, the bus driver, bring in the goods and passengers. The "seeker-in" advises as to means. The clerk directs the passengers and issues the tickets. Cranes turn and trolleys rumble as the wagons and carriages are filled up. Levers are pilled and the wheels roll.
The trainmen, platelayers, signalmen and telegraphists see to it that they roll with speed and safety, and so the round of life goes on as goods and passengers find their destinations. This is the aim of the railwayman's existence.
It is, or it should be, and honerable existence, second to none in society, for without the modern development of transport our present civilisation could not exist. If the transport system of any great country breaks down there is soon famine and chaos.
Transport is the blood stream of modern society, and the human atoms in that stream of life are entitled to a proud position among