1. MP333

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    Roger Miller also covered Engine Number Nine, pretty good version.

    I didn't see this on the list:
    Los Lobos "That Train Don't Stop Here"
     
  2. oldrk

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    Artist:John FogertyAlbum:CenterfieldTitle:Big Train (from Memphis)
    When i was young, i spent my summer days playin' on the track.
    The sound of the wheels rollin' on the steel took me out, took me back.

    Chorus:
    Big train from memphis, big train from memphis,
    Now it's gone gone gone, gone gone gone.

    Like no one before, he let out a roar, and i just had to tag along.
    Each night i went to bed with the sound in my head, and the dream was a song.

    Chorus

    Well i've rode 'em in and back out again - you know what they say about trains;
    But i'm tellin' you when that memphis train came through,
    This ol' world was not the same.

    Chorus
     
  3. oldrk

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    Artist:Creedence Clearwater RevivalAlbum:Green RiverTitle:Green River
    Well, take me back down where cool water flows, yeah.
    Let me remember things i love,
    Stoppin' at the log where catfish bite,
    Walkin' along the river road at night,
    Barefoot girls dancin' in the moonlight.

    I can hear the bullfrog callin' me.
    Wonder if my rope's still hangin' to the tree.
    Love to kick my feet 'way down the shallow water.
    Shoefly, dragonfly, get back t'your mother.
    Pick up a flat rock, skip it across green river.
    Welllllll!

    Up at cody's camp i spent my days, oh,
    With flat car riders and cross-tie walkers
    . old cody, junior took me over,
    Said, "you're gonna find the world is smould'rin'.
    And if you get lost come on home to green river."

    Welllllll!
    Come on home.
     
  4. oldrk

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    Cant you see

    Marshall Tucker Band

    gonna' take a freight train
    down at the station, lawd
    I don't care where it goes
    gonna' climb a mountain
    the highest mountain
    I'll jump off, nobody gonna' know
     
  5. FriscoCharlie

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    Johnny Cash did a TV special in the 70's about trains. He sang a song called "Ride The Train" (I think) on it and although that is the only time I have ever heard the song, I can still hear it in my head 30 years later.

    I wonder if that has ever seen the light of day since?

    Charlie
     
  6. FriscoCharlie

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    Frank Sinatra - The Train
     
  7. BoxcabE50

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    Charlie-

    Could we sticky this topic?

    Boxcab E50
     
  8. GP30

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    It is out on DVD, I own it, actually. Filmed in 1974. Very good, I like it a lot. "Johnny Cash: Ridin' the Rails"
     
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    A group I never heard of until a couple of weeks ago - Fred Eaglesmith: I Like Trains & Freight Train. I now have the CD.
     
  10. Nick Lorusso

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    " Rock n' Roll Train" AC/DC from their Black ICE album
     
  11. Espeeman

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    What is your favorite railroad/train song?

    What is your favorite railroad/train song?

    Mine would be Neil Young's "Southern Pacific" from his 1981 "Re-ac-tor" album.

    "There's a Train" by the Holmes Brothers runs a close second.
     
  12. BoxcabE50

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    I had that playing on our stereo just yesterday and it was the first which came into my mind.

    Boxcab E50
     
  13. EricB

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    "Folsom Prison" by Johnny Cash has many lines referring to a passing train, plus the rhythm has the sound of wheels running over 39 foot rails. That's probably my favorite of all, though I have several train songs I like.

    Eric, "Rock Island Line" is a great one, too.
     
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    "City of New Orleans" by Arlo Guthrie :tb-cool:
     
  17. MC Fujiwara

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    Steve Goodman's "City of New Orleans", particularly the Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash versions.

    There's a bit of nostalgia attached, as the local HO model railroad club I've visited since I was 6 plays it right before it's hourly "storm", night & dawn light show.

    I've always dug "John Henry", though (Oh, the humanity!), and I have been known to hum "I've been workin' on the railroad" while puttering around the layout ;)

    Robert Johnson's "Love in Vain" is a soul-mover, too.
     
  18. Logtrain

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    How about "Orange Blossom Special" by Johhny Cash.

    No one has mentioned that one yet.
     
  19. SteamDonkey74

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    That's a good one, too. I have seen a live performance of this where he switches harmonicas as the key changes back and forth.
     
  20. MisterBeasley

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    "City of New Orleans" is still my number 1 choice, but "Daddy, What's a Train" by Bruce "Utah" Phillips is a personal favorite. And, since I'm a subway guy, "Take the A Train" by Duke Ellington and "MTA" by the Kingston Trio get honorable mention.
     

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