1. skipgear

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    I was going to add Driver 8 by REM but somebody beat me too it.

    Here is the video to show they have an appreciation for the topic...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuFId1RYSZE



    Here is my "Trains" MP3 Playlist....everything I could find train related, good or bad, in no particular order.

    Aerosmith - Train Kept a Rollin
    Arlo Guthrie - The City of New Orleans
    Creedence Clearwater - The Midnight Special
    Johnny Cash - Folsom Prision Blues (my 6 year old son's favorite)
    Blackfoot - Train Train
    Glenn Miller - Chattanooga Choo Choo (happens to be a ringtone on my phone)
    Smash Mouth - Road Man (you have to listen to find the train reference.)
    Tractors - Boogie Woogie Choo Choo
    REM - Driver 8
    Cat Stevens - Peace Train
    Soul Asylum - Runaway Train
    Gladys Knight - Midnight Train to Georgia
    Steve Windwood - Night Train
    Clash - Train in Vain
    Guns N' Roses - Night Train
    Procol Harem - Whiskey Train
    Ozark Mountain Devils - Chicken Train
    Bob Marely and the Wailers - Stop that Train
    Led Zeppelin - The train kept a rollin'
    Lost Prophets - Last Train
    Monkeys - Take the last train to Clarksville
    The Farm - Groovy Train
    Grand Funk - The Locomotion
    Greatful Dead - Casey Jones
    Johnny Cash - Orange Blossom Special
    Rolling Stones - All down the Line
    Elton John - This Train don't stop there anymore
    Glenn Miller - Pennsylvania 6-5000
    Simon & Garfunkle - Homeward Bound
     
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    That's a classic!
     
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    Definitely my favorite.
     
  5. Espeeman

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    Great list and video link. Thanks!

     
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  7. Tim Loutzenhiser

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    Train Kept a Rollin' - I like the Aerosmith version, but my favorite is the version done by The Yardbirds with Jimmy Page. First heard it when I was a kid watching the movie "Blowup" from 1968. Think it was also known as "Stroll On".
     
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    "Will There Be Any Freight Trains in Heaven?" (Hobo's Meditation) by Merle Haggard. Actually that is from "Same Train, A different Time" album and is a Jimmy Rodgers song.

    I found the chorus:

    Will there be any freight trains in heaven
    Any boxcars in which we might hide
    Will there be any tough cops and brakemen
    Will they tell us we cannot ride
    Will the hobo chum with the rich man
    Will we always have money to spare
    Will they have respect for a hobo
    In the land that lies hidden up there
     
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    Chet Atkins version of the old folk song Freight Train.

    Corey
     
  10. mg_thomastx

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    WOW, there is a lot of good ones here. Haven't seen these mentioned:

    Southbound (Doc and Merle Watson)
    Wreck of the 1262 ( Doc Watson)
    Texas, 1947 (Guy Clark)
    Pan American Boogie (Kate Mackenzie)
    Tuxedo Junction (Glenn Miller)
     
  11. Grey One

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    Rod McKuen's version of:
    "Doesn't Anybody Know My Name"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfKJOesKuiw
    Synopsis: Vet returns from war ...
    This has also been done by Waylen Jennings, Hank Williams Jr. and Johny Cash, (I'm sure there are others).

    Rod McKuen was the first person I ever saw in concert. I ended up with the album.

    Hank Williams Jr version:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-52Rvidcps0&feature=related

    Waylen's:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEFTD6Jpf44&feature=related

    Look around on youtube for more.
     
  12. friscobob

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    I have several favorites:

    Ozzy's "Crazy Train"

    Steve Earle, "Texas Eagle"
    Scott Miller and the Commonwealth, "Amtrak Crescent"
    Robert Earl Keen, "Train Trek"
    Merle Haggard, "No More Trains to Ride" and "Freedom Train"

    And of course, anytime KHYI-FM in Plano, Texas plays a Mandatory Train Tune when a KCS freight rolls by their studios, and I catch it on their Internet stream.
     
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    My two favorites are the FFV and the MTA. Also worth mention are fast freight and to morrow.
     
  14. YoHo

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    My favorites are She Caught the Katy and "Drill, Ye Tarriers" for the folk song set.
     
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    The Gerry Mulligan tune is from an album called Age Of Steam which features a picture of Gerry in front of the Locomotive.
     
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    I just found this digging around Youtube. This song is pretty darn good and the train blowing for the crossing in the background was good timing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKrwPaP7Bvs

    **Warning for language in the beginning**
     
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    I head this one today. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
     

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