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#61 Metra Electric Rider

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:38 PM

I'm surprised that nobody's mentioned (that I noticed) the Souuuul Train!


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 01:30 PM

"The City of New Orleans"

 

Here's a video of different singers and music people giving their recollections of Steve Goodman who wrote "The City of New Orleans."

 

At 18 minutes in, the composing of the song is covered, and, Arlo Guthrie reminiscences on the recording of the song.

 


Edited by Rover, 11 December 2017 - 01:31 PM.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 08:37 PM

I got some more that I like (some have already been mentioned):

 

"City of New Orleans", Arlo Guthrie

"Detroit City", Bobby Bare

"Can't You See?", Marshall Tucker Band

"Love Train", O'Jays song

"Marrakech Express", Crosby, Stills and Nash

"You Never Even Called Me By My Name", David Allan Coe

"White Room", Cream

"Casey Jones", Grateful Dead (hence my signature line)   :)


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Posted 28 January 2018 - 03:04 AM

Most of my favorites have already been mentioned, so I'll try to be creative. :)

"Zoo Station" - U2
"Tons of Steel" - Grateful Dead
"Downbound Train" - Bruce Springsteen
"Miner's Silver Ghost" - Merle Haggard
"Mystery Train" - Elvis

Honorable Mention:
"Dont Stop Believing" - Journey

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 12:31 PM

I Just Got Off That Devil's Train

 


I've ridden: ~ The Empire Builder 1981 ~ The Coast Starlight 1981 ~ The Texas Eagle ~ The Sunset Limited ~
Books: ~ Time-Life - The Old West ~ The Railroaders * Rail Ventures - 4th Edition

 

I think it is absolute mythology that there's any national system that is profitable. And I think the naysayers just have to get over it. ~ Amtrak President Alex Kummant ~ June 2008

 





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