The golden age of the railroad may have passed, but its legacy still fascinates us. The text of The Last Train, in rhymed couplets, is based on a song by the author. In it a young boy, contemplating the famous trains of long ago, whistles through the night. The boy remembers those who worked on board: brakemen, porters and a fireman shoveling coal. As jets fly overhead, only the echo of the whistle remains.