1. SP Cabforward

    SP Cabforward TrainBoard Member

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    Here are Bluegrass songs that are pretty well known.

    In the Pines- Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys

    Flint Hill Special- Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs
    (instrumental)

    Train 45- The Stanley Bothers
    (instrumental)

    Foggy Mountain Special-Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs (intstrumental)

    I'm Blue, I'm Lonemsome-Bill Monroe

    The Wreck of the C&O- The Carter Family

    There are a heck of a lot more out there, but those are the only ones I could get off the top of my head that haven't already been mentioned.
     
  2. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Just ran across this one...

    "Rock Island Line" was a #8 hit for The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group in 1956.

    Charlie
     
  3. CN4008

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    Southern Streamline - John Fogerty
     
  4. justTRAINcRaZy

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    List from my mp3 collection. Some may be repeats:

    Aerosmith - Train Kept A Rollin'.mp3
    Alabama - Ride the Train.mp3
    April Wine - Fast Train.mp3
    Arlo Guthrie - Last Train.mp3
    Blackfoot - Take A Train.mp3
    Blackfoot - Train, Train.mp3
    Bob Dylan - It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry.mp3
    Bon Jovi - Mystery train.mp3
    Bruce Springsteen - Downtown Train.mp3
    Cat Stevens - Peace Train.mp3
    Cher - Train of Thought.mp3
    Chicago Bob & The SofaKings - Nowhere Train.mp3
    Chris De Burgh - Spanish Train.mp3
    Counting Crows - Ghost Train.mp3
    Cream - Train Time.mp3
    Electric Light Orchestra - Last Train to London.MP3
    Elvis Presley - Mystery Train.mp3
    Frankie Laine - Mule Train.mp3
    Gladys Knight & The Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia.mp3
    Guns N' Roses - NIGHT TRAIN.mp3
    Hank Snow - Canadian Pacific.mp3
    Hank Snow - Ghost Trains.mp3
    Hank Snow - Wabash Cannonball.mp3
    Hank Snow - Waiting For A Train.mp3
    John Fogerty - Big Train (From Memphis).mp3
    Joni Mitchell - Just like this train.mp3
    Lenny Kravitz - Freedom Train.mp3
    Lostprophets - Last Train Home.mp3
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Railroad Song.mp3
    Marc Cohn - Ghost Train.mp3
    Marvin Berry & The Starlighters - Night Train.MP3
    Mylon & Broken Heart - Trains Up In The Sky.mp3
    O'Jays - Love Train.mp3
    Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train.mp3
    Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Tinkertrain.mp3
    Phish - Train Song.mp3
    Procol Harum - Whisky Train.mp3
    Quad City DJ's - C'mon N' Ride It (The Train).mp3
    Rod Stewart - Downtown Train.mp3
    Shaggy - The Train Is Coming.mp3
    Sheena Easton - Morning Train.mp3
    Soul Asylum - Runaway Train.mp3
    The Band - Mystery Train.mp3
    The Clash - Train In Vain (Stand By Me).mp3
    The Doobie Brothers - Long Train Runnin'.mp3
    The Gap Band - Party Train.mp3
    The Kinks - Last Of The Steam_Powered Trains.mp3
    The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville.mp3
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Runaway Trains.mp3
    Train - Train.mp3
    Travis Tritt - Southbound Train.mp3
    Ub40 - She caught the train.mp3
     
  5. SP Cabforward

    SP Cabforward TrainBoard Member

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    Thought of another one

    Mule Skinner Blues-Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys
     
  6. Charlie

    Charlie TrainBoard Member

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    A couple-a things...

    A good rail poem...

    "The Art of Catching a Train" by Rod McKuen

    "The City of New Orleans" was written by Stevie Goodman. The CD "Mystery Train"(vol 2 of a trilogy) has Stevie singing his own song.
    It IS a classic!

    You can get the poem on Rod McKuens web site.

    CT
     
  7. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    "She Caught The Katy" - Blues Brothers
     
  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    They did an excellent job with this one. Great rendition!

    :D

    Boxcab E50
     
  9. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    From 1957, Rusty Draper - "Freight Train" hit #6 on the charts.
     
  10. friscobob

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    Been hearing this one on KHYI-fm, 95.3, "The Range", from Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band:

    "Texas Eagle"

    He slurs it more than sings it- thanx to heavy drug use......but it's still a good tune.
     
  11. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nighttime In The Switching Yard - Warren Zevon
     
  12. Old Reliable

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    Creedence Clearwater Revival:
    Born on the Bayou
    Crosstie Walker
    Graveyard Train

    Drive by Truckers:
    It Sounded Like a Train

    Doobie Brothers:
    Without Love

    June Carter Cash:
    The L&N Don't Run Here Anymore

    The Band
    The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
     
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    Stan Ridgway's latest (Snakebite) is just about my favorite disc right now. Anyone remember Wall of Voodoo? ;) God Sleeps In A Caboose, and Afghan Forklift are a couple of railroady tracks. My retired dad is currently performing God Sleeps In A Caboose with his bluegrass band! :D

    Stan often mentions hobos, trains, rails, etc. I suspect Stan is a bonafide railfan, but he may not realize it. Anyone with 60s-70s-80s rock-n-roll roots will want to check this guy out. You will NOT hear it on any radio... [​IMG]

    [ October 07, 2005, 09:25 AM: Message edited by: campp ]
     
  14. Stourbridge Lion

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    I've got a song stuck in my head

    While traveling to work today I heard an old song that has been stuck in my head all day. So, I decided to go find the lyrics and post them here and see how many other remember this song.

    The City of New Orleans
    by Steve Goodman


    Riding on the City of New Orleans,
    Illinois Central Monday morning rail
    Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders,
    Three conductors and twenty-five sacks of mail.
    All along the southbound odyssey
    The train pulls out at Kankakee
    Rolls along past houses, farms and fields.
    Passin' trains that have no names,
    Freight yards full of old black men
    And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles.

    CHORUS:
    Good morning 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 five hundred miles when the day is done.

    Dealin' card games 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
    Feel the wheels rumblin' 'neath the floor.
    And the sons of pullman porters
    And the sons of engineers
    Ride their father's magic carpets made of steel.
    Mothers with their babes asleep,
    Are rockin' to the gentle beat
    And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel.

    CHORUS

    Nighttime on The City of New Orleans,
    Changing cars in Memphis, Tennessee.
    Half way home, we'll be there by morning
    Through the Mississippi darkness
    Rolling down to the sea.
    And all the towns and people seem
    To fade into a bad dream
    And the steel rails still ain't heard the news.
    The conductor sings his song again,
    The passengers will please refrain
    This train's got the disappearing railroad blues.

    Good night, 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 five hundred miles when the day is done.

    ©1970, 1971 EMI U Catalogue, Inc and Turnpike Tom Music (ASCAP)
     
  15. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    A tune done by a few artists. But Arlo Guthrie made it famous. An excellent example of a lament.

    :thumbs_up:

    Boxcab E50
     
  16. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes, it was the Arlo Guthrie version that was on the radio today...
     
  17. MOPMAN

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    That is my abosolute favorite train song!!!!
     
  18. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Remember it? I play it on the radio all the time, along with 3600+ other Classic Hits. :)

    On the Classic Countdown program that I do every Friday morning, flashing back to this week from some year between 1963 and 1985, each week I have a trivia question, and the week that song was on the countdown, my question was, "What railroad had a train called The City of New Orleans."

    Arlo Guthrie had the only hit with that song and it peaked at #18 in 1972. Actually, I counted down 1972 today by coincidence but that song was a hit in the fall, not this time of year.

    Charlie
     
  19. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yeah I got that song by John Denver on an all train song CD. Wife bought it at Wally World about 8 years ago, it got stolen when I moved to Rockford 6 years ago and she replaced it three years ago in Rochelle! I'm using Paul Simons 1973 "Kodachrome" right now for my IPhoto slide show on railfaning. Great song!
     
  20. r_i_straw

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    Kodachrome went away in spite of that song.:cry: I miss it.
     

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