The sound of trains

By Nigel Featherstone
Updated April 23 2018 - 11:43am, first published March 20 2014 - 6:01am

I hear trains. That isn’t an admission of something unhinged in my mind, or a euphemism for a kind of illegal activity. It’s just that where I live, on a hill behind the main street of an old town, I can hear trains. Even when I’m putting clothes on the line I can hear the sound of trains coming and going, freight trains especially, as they heave and clatter in and through and on to the other side. As is obvious, it’s a sound I adore.