Juice Jacks

Tethered are we – for we cannot run
Like steam blowing free
Between the trees

Tethered are we – for we cannot run
Like diesel oil
Under streaming sun

Tethered are we – for our power’s not our own
It belongs to the station
Down the road

Yet mighty are we – with our borrowed power
Giving more horses
Per kilowatt hour

Quiet, clean are we – no smoke or fume
Muted roar and hum
No diesel thrum

Though tethered we be…
Past, present are we
Transport made green
Longevity imbued – Future proofed

Sometimes also called Juice Hogs, Juice Jacks is a US Railroad nickname for electric locomotives and units.

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