A rollicking romp. The honor of Birmingham is at stake in this poem. But shared nobility of character will prevail, have no fear. This episode is a two-fer: as well as the poem itself, you get a singalong of a song referenced in one of the stanzas ( The Warwickshire Lads, if that sounds enticing).
I'm reading all the poems in the collection "RailwayRhymes" edited by Peter Ashley and available here if you want to read along. Here are all the podcast episodes from this series: ZenGlop - Poems About Trains
Today's poem The Cockney's trip to Brummagem
also: The Warwickshire Lads