I wrote this song in the cab of a 44 Class Diesel, the last train that ever went down the Queanbeyan- Bombala railway line. It's a tribute to the men and women who, in developing Australia's railways, overcame much of the 'tyranny of distance' that opposed the development of our far flung colonies into a single nation. Far from shutting them down, as has been the recent trend, I strongly believe our railways should be developed and made more efficient. Given the vast distances this country has to overcome, our inefficient transport infrastructure is one of the greatest stumbling blocks we face in becoming internationally competitive. Railways, which are political hot potatoes at the moment, are more fuel efficient, more environmentally friendly and a great deal safer then the large scale movement of freight by our vastly inadequate road systems.