1. fireball_magee

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    Heck I forgot Locomotive breath by Jethro Tull
     
  2. RailMix

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  3. Logtrain

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    I also forgot about Runaway Train by AC/DC!
     
  4. BALOU LINE

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    Boy if these could all be put on CD what a great compilation that would be...
    Now there's an idea for a TrainBoard fundraiser!
     
  5. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    No way, the Royalties would be through the roof.
     
  6. Wings & Strings

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  7. SteamDonkey74

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    Maybe we could set up an Amazon "store" of downloadable MP3 files?
     
  8. johnnny_reb

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    The first "Train Song" I remember is "The Wreak of Old '97 by Hank Snow"
    But I have a few more in my Mp3 collection. Like..
    Jim_&_Jesse_-_(I_Heard_That)_Lonesome_Whistle_-_1969.mp3
    Jim_&_Jesse_-_A_Freight_Train_On_My_Mind_-_1969.mp3
    Jim_&_Jesse_-_Fire_Ball_Mail_-_1969.mp3
    Jim_&_Jesse_-_I_Like_Trains_-_1969.mp3
    Jim_&_Jesse_-_Orange_Blossom_Special_-_1968.mp3
    Jim_&_Jesse_-_Pan_American_-_1969.mp3
    Jim_&_Jesse_-_Streamlined_Cannon_Ball_-_1969.mp3
    Jim_&_Jesse_-_Tennessee_Central_#9_-_1969.mp3
    Jim_&_Jesse_-_Yonder_Comes_A_Freight_Train_-_1969.mp3
    Roy_Acuff_-_Wabash_Cannonball.mp3
    The_Tractors_-_Baby_Likes_To_Rock_It.mp3
    A few found on YouTube...
    YouTube - Patsy Cline - Lifes Railway To Heaven [B&W]
    YouTube - Jimmie Rodgers - Waiting for a Train
    YouTube - Hobo's Meditation by JIMMIE RODGERS (1932)
    YouTube - Johnny Cash - Hey Porter
    YouTube - The Wreck Of The Old 97 by Hank Snow
    YouTube - Merle Haggard ~ Hobo's Meditation
    YouTube - Kingston Trio - M.T.A.
    YouTube - Hank Williams - The Log Train
    YouTube - The Big Rock Candy Mountain
    YouTube - Josh Turner -- LONG BLACK TRAIN
     
  9. SteamDonkey74

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  10. indiana&ohio

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    Has everybody forgotten Lynyrd Skynyrd's Railroad Song? Also Midnight Special by CCR and Train, Train by Blackfoot.
     
  11. Logtrain

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    Midnight Special has already been mentioned.
     
  12. Mr. SP

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    Train Songs

    Gallopin Goose- C.W. McCall
    Southern Pacific- Neil Young & Crazyhorse.
    The favoured ones here.
     
  13. indiana&ohio

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    Well I'm alittle surprised about Railroad Song.
     
  14. CarlH

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    If Love Were A Train by Michelle Shocked from the Short, Sharp, Shocked album (along with her version of The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore). Both noted in Skipgear's definitive Wiki listing above.
     
  16. Charlie

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    "Sentimental Journey" by anybody and also "City of New Orleans" sung by the late Steve Goodman,who actually wrote the song.


    Charlie
     
  17. Charlie

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    Also what some of you might want to do is check out some railroad poetry. Rod McKuen was mentioned earlier, he wrote a poem entitled "The Art of Catching Trains". There is a series of 4 railroad song CDs entitled "Steel Rails" ;"Mystery Train" ; "Night Train" ; and "Train 45". The collection I have is published by "Rounder Records" in Massachusetts.
    And the poem "Travel" by Edna St.Vincent Millay(yet there isnt a train I wouldn't take; no matter where it is going)
     
  18. Stourbridge Lion

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    City Of New Orleans

    Ridin' on the City of New Orleans
    Illinois Central, Monday mornin' rail
    15 cars & 15 restless riders
    Three conductors, 25 sacks of mail

    All along the southbound odyssey the train pulls out of Kankakee
    Rolls along past houses, farms & fields
    Passin' graves that have no name, freight yards full of old black men
    And the graveyards of rusted automobiles

    Good mornin' America, how are you?
    Don't you know me? I'm your native son!
    I'm the train they call the City of New Orleans
    I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done

    Dealin' cards with the old men in the club car
    Penny a point, ain't no one keepin' score
    Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle
    And feel the wheels rumblin' neath the floor

    And the sons of Pullman porters & the sons of engineers
    Ride their fathers' magic carpets made of steel
    Mothers with their babes asleep, rockin' to the gentle beat
    And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel

    Good mornin' America, how are you?
    Say don't you know me? I'm your native son!
    I'm the train they call the City of New Orleans.
    I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done.

    Night time on the City of New Orleans
    Changin' cars in Memphis, Tennessee
    Halfway home, we'll be there by mornin'
    Thru the Mississippi darkness rollin' down to the sea

    But all the towns and people seem to fade into a bad dream
    And the steel rail still ain't heard the news
    The conductor sings his songs again
    "The passengers will please refrain:
    This train got the disappea rin' railroad blues

    Good night America, how are you?
    Say don't you know me? I'm your native son!
    I'm the train they call the City of New Orleans.
    I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done.
     
  19. Logtrain

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    Railroad songs/albums

    Okay crew, so here is my dillema. I am planning a freelanced layout and want to name towns after some songs/albums in classic rock or in music history. I know one of the towns will more than likely be Terrapin which will include a station named after the Greatful Deads album "Terrapin Station." What I am drawing a blank on, is there any other songs out there that I could name some of my towns. I know LOTS of RR songs but none of them that I feel I could name a town after.

    Do you have any suggestions or names that I might be missing here.
     
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