Where is brother Russell, leader of this crew of men?
A good and honest workman, even though he's seen the Pen.
Sixteen-hour days and eight-hour rests, he spends upon the
From far off points, and cars to fill the needs of shippers
Now he rides the freights, his uniform is put away,
Children even rode those winter trains to get to school,
Many a troop train off to war and many a Purple Heart,
Not so long, my friend, it's been since Promontory Point,
Countless lives it's taken thru the years to keep us moving,
Russell never closed the switch, he closed his eyes instead,