Songs about trains.

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Songs about trains.

Postby PanzerJohn » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:30 pm

Here's a bit of fun for a wet afternoon, how many songs can you name with something about trains in the title or lyrics, I'll start with these,

Chattanooga Choo Choo Glen Miller

Locomotive Breath Jethro Tull

Princess of the Night Saxon..

The train kept a rollin Tiny Bradshaw..covered by many others.

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Re: Songs about trains.

Postby heda » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:46 pm

The runaway train - vernon Dalhart
Rock Island Line – Lonnie Donegan
I had to check who sang the runaway train, I remember the song though. Showing my age !

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Re: Songs about trains.

Postby Lancastrian » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:16 pm

Linda Ronstadt - Life is like a mountain railway.
Linda Ronstadt - The Blue Train'
The Goons - The Collapse of the British Railways Sandwich System'
ELO - Last Train to London'
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Re: Songs about trains.

Postby BrightonMan » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:24 pm

The Jam - Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
The Who - 5.15

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Re: Songs about trains.

Postby Dublo » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:59 pm

The Monkees. Last train to Clarksville
The Allman Brothers Band. All night train
Jimi Hendrix. Hear my train a coming

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Re: Songs about trains.

Postby muggins » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:32 pm

Freight Train - Nancy Whisky and Chas McDevitt
Runaway Train - Roseanne Cash
Runaway Train - Soul Asylum
Little Black Train - Freakwater

and that's about it from me - unless I resort to the internets for a complete list. There's bound to be one.

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Re: Songs about trains.

Postby 4472 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:37 pm

Little box of pine on the 7.29 - Hank Snow
Long train running - Doobie Brothers
Casey Jones - Johnny Cash
Last train to San Fernando - Johnny Duncan & the Bluegrass boys and Lonnie Donegan
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Re: Songs about trains.

Postby Bigmet » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:16 pm

'John Henry' (trad) try and hear it in the 1940s recording by Paul Robeson.
'Wabash Cannonball' Roy Acuff and the Smokey Mountain boys.
'The Slow Train' Flanders and Swann.
'I'm a Train' Hammond and Hazlewood.
Not songs, but music:
'Pacific 231' by Arthur Honegger.
'Kobnhavens Jernbane Damp Galop' by Hans Lumbye

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Re: Songs about trains.

Postby Buelligan » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:28 pm

Only 1 that comes to mind, Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne

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Re: Songs about trains.

Postby PanzerJohn » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:06 pm

Mainlines by the Doctors of Madness

End of the Line by The Travelling Wilburys

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Re: Songs about trains.

Postby GeoFF03 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:17 pm

City of New Orleans by Willie Nelson
Fireball Mail by Roy Acuff
Night Train to Memphis by Roy Acuff
Orange Blossom Special by Johnny Cash
12:05 by Lacy J Dalton
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Re: Songs about trains.

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:34 pm

Luxury Liner - Emmylou Harris from the pumping country rock album of the same name C1975.
Midnight Special - Johnny Silvo
Black Girl - Johnny Silvo
Mystery Train - Emmylou Harris
Rock N Roll Train - AC/DC

Trying to hard to get things others don't know ?
Johnny Silvo (RIP 2011) someone I've seen live many times
if you ever find the album 'Midnight Special' it's worth having !!

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Re: Songs about trains.

Postby sparkhill » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:14 pm

Dozens of train songs available on Youtube by "Boxcar Willie", also the Singing Brakeman "Jimmy Rogers"

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Re: Songs about trains.

Postby brit-in-bama » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:31 pm

"Spanish train" Cris De burgh,

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Re: Songs about trains.

Postby allan » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:58 am

Funiculì, Funiculà...

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