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#41 WICT106

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:43 AM

Pat Methany, "Last Train Home" :  https://youtu.be/Sq5oqY3-vhg


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 12:51 PM

The Pet Shop Boys make several station references in various songs.

 

Waterloo Kings Cross (about the station)

 

West End Girls (from Lake Geneva to the Fulham Station)

 

And there are some newer songs which escape me at the moment.

 

(though I do think they mention Waterloo Station as well)


Edited by Metra Electric Rider, 23 May 2017 - 12:52 PM.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 03:44 PM

Here's one I've been singing in the shower since about 1959:

 


Edited by niemi24s, 23 May 2017 - 03:45 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:18 PM

Pat Methany, "Last Train Home" :  https://youtu.be/Sq5oqY3-vhg

Listened to that song many a times sitting in the lounge car watching a beautiful sunset on the horizon, gives you chills. And on the Acela................Sounds good at 35K ft too. Love Pat Matheny Group. "Take me Home" by Phil Collins is cool too especially arriving into Chicago Union or wherever your home station is.

 


Edited by frequentflyer, 23 May 2017 - 11:20 PM.


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Posted 26 May 2017 - 07:33 AM

Shloimy the Subway Traiin - Arnold Stang

 



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Posted 27 May 2017 - 03:14 AM

1) The City of New Orleans (Willie Nelson)

2) The Midnight Special (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

3) Homeward Bound (Simon & Garfunkel)

4) I'm a Train (Albert Hammond)

5) Chattanooga Choo-Choo (Glenn Miller)


Edited by Woodcut60, 27 May 2017 - 03:19 AM.

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 06:34 AM

This one combines my interest in trains and India, although to be fair this New Delhi is in America. :D

 

 

https://youtu.be/51f4q93GBMc

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 06:57 AM

The Last Train to Clarksville, The Monkees.

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Location: Boston MA, the greatest city in America, and home of South Station, Amtrak's best large city station.

 


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Posted 28 May 2017 - 12:13 AM

1) The city of New Orleans (arlo Guthrie). 



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Posted 28 May 2017 - 03:01 PM

1) The city of New Orleans (arlo Guthrie). 

I'll cast my vote for Arlo's version.  Willie's is kind of bland.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:32 PM

Here are some of my favorites:

 

Long Train Runnin', Doobie Brothers

Train, Train, Blackfoot

Midnight Train to Georgia, Gladys Knight and the Pips

Morning Train, Sheena Easton

Long Black Train, Josh Turner

Locomotive Breath, Jethro Tull

Casey Jones, Grateful Dead

Crazy Train, Ozzy Osbourne

Train of Memories, Kathy Mattea

Ride the Train, Alabama

Love Train, Big & Rich


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:52 PM

Been on a Train  - Laura Nyro



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:04 PM

"Empire Builder" - Laura Gibson
Inspired by and written on the train of the same name, the song's lyric video presumably features shots from the EB route and from a CHI-NYP route.
https://youtu.be/VMamoan2JwA

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:47 AM

Those of a certain age will probably appreciate this one, promoting trains and tooth decay at the same time!-
 

 

Despite the quality, I find "Up and Down the Monon" a catchy little tune. Would like to find a clean copy-

 


Edited by MisterUptempo, 22 June 2017 - 05:05 AM.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:01 AM

Granted, "I.G.Y." is only kinda, sorta about trains, but a great song nonetheless.

 

 

Others have already mentioned "Rock Island Line", but Leadbelly's version, in my opinion, is the best-

 


Edited by MisterUptempo, 22 June 2017 - 05:04 AM.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:13 AM

I mentioned my extensive original ELO vinyl collection on another music thread, so I'd be remiss if I didn't include "Across the Border" from 1977's "Out of the Blue"-

 



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:28 AM

A bit tenuous but the Kinks 'Waterloo Sunset' is almost perfect at setting the scene

 

The strangest and most gruesome song I've ever heard is 'The Engineer's Dying Child' by Montana Slim. I see that Johnny Cash also recorded it.

 

'City of New Orleans' by Arlo Guthrie or Steve Goodman



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:31 AM

"Took the Last Train" by David Gates
"Love Train" by the O'Jays
"Morning Train" by Sheena Easton
Arlo Guthrie's version of "City of New Orleans"
And an honorable mention to a song that isn't about trains but I put it here because it does mention the word "train" in it. And it's one of my favorite songs: "American Pie" by Don McLean.

"And the three men I admire most
The Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died"

Edited by JayPea, 22 June 2017 - 06:32 AM.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:06 AM

Last year, my now 2 1/2 year old was in the car and I was asking him what kind of song he wanted to hear.  He said a choo choo song.  I had to think for a minute, but then realized my favorite band, Weezer, has a line about choo choos in their song 'My Name is Jonas'.  Took him to see them in concert about a month ago and he went nuts when they played it and he sang along with the other 20k people there!
 
"Choo choo train left right on time / A ticket cost only your mind / driver said 'hey man we go all the way' / of course we were willing to pay"
 
About 35 seconds in
 

 
My wife picked another song about trains that he likes too....
 

 
 
 
 

Edited by bmorechris, 22 June 2017 - 08:12 AM.


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 12:18 PM

One jaunty little piece I like listening to is Charles William's Model Railway. I became aware of it through an old promotional video for the Olympian Hiawatha

 


Edited by DCAKen, 22 June 2017 - 12:19 PM.





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