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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:06 AM

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Does the Locomotion count as a railroad song?:

Only if Kylie Minogue is singing it.

What a perfect 1980s video.

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Posted by M636C on Thursday, May 26, 2022 3:38 AM

I thought I would add some content that is local to me at least...

The late Slim Dusty (David Kirkpatrick) was by far the best known Country artist in Australia,and I think he was a contemporary of Hank Williams, although he had quite a long life.

Here are two songs:

Indian Pacific  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKBlyvZD-jg

Losing my Blues Tonight   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11LYQm421sI

The second song might need some explanation:

The "38" was a 4-6-2 which worked many trains out of Sydney, including to the north as indicated in the song. Slim Dusty was born in the Northern Tablelands area and would think of that area as home. The 38 class were all painted green from 1946 until 1955, when they were repainted black but with red lining.

The Indian Pacific song was written by Slim Dusty's wife Joy McKean who is dressed in black in the video of Losing My Blues Tonight.

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Posted by M636C on Thursday, May 26, 2022 3:48 AM

It occured to me that many of you wouldn't have seen the Indian Pacific.

Here is a version both with lyrics and video of the train, pretty much as it runs now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znQVvkc3vgQ

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Posted by "JaBear" on Thursday, May 26, 2022 4:18 AM

"One difference between pessimists and optimists is that while pessimists are more often right, optimists have far more fun."

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, May 26, 2022 4:49 AM

Good morning

Wow  A lot of Train songs to catch up with over coffee this morning.  I'll get the brew goingSmile

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:17 AM

Enjoyed the songs and videos posted here this morning.  Thanks for posting the Great Train TunesYes

 

No better than the Grand Funk Railroad version of The Locomotion Maxman.

https://youtu.be/V4jQYNTREXc

 

Here's Runaway Train  Metrolinkfan.

https://youtu.be/XXNt2X889j0

 

I remember "You never even called me by my name" Sheldon.  It was back in the days we used to go to our lake cabin in McGregor and all the top country songs gelled around that time.

https://youtu.be/vAOVRkSCWmg

 

Bob Dylan was a Northern Minnesota boy.  There's three Bob Dylan manhole covers we went and found in the streets of Duluth.  Heres the studio version Wayne, much better sound than the live version.

https://youtu.be/SN1ACh8lzHg

 

I'll be back, searching for more links for some of you missing links.....Pun intended? Laugh...Wink

 

 

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Posted by John-NYBW on Thursday, May 26, 2022 8:11 AM

Not really a train song but Kenny Rogers' The Gambler did take place on a train.

On a warm summer's evening

on a train bound for nowhere

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, May 26, 2022 11:20 AM

The Gambler not really a train song???   

It is nowPirate

 

Gotcha Covered John.  Unfortunately so do the credits but this little Steamer going across the countryside is worth a look.

https://youtu.be/PKVhz2X3URQ

 

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Posted by maxman on Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:25 PM

SeeYou190

 maxman

Does the Locomotion count as a railroad song?:

 Only if Kylie Minogue is singing it.

What a perfect 1980s video.

-Kevin

 

 
 
I'll have to see if that train stops in my neighborhood.
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Posted by Ablebakercharlie on Thursday, May 26, 2022 4:21 PM

The Monkey and the Engineer by Jesse Fuller.

Popular version by the Grateful Dead

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:45 PM

Good evening

Ablebakercharlie

The Monkey and the Engineer by Jesse Fuller.

Popular version by the Grateful Dead

Liked the song Charlie.  Harmonica always goes well with Train story music.  I'm A Grateful Dead fan but I'd have to say I like Jesse's version better.
 
Jesse Fuller
 
Grateful Dead
 
 
 
Some more good old Johnny
 
 
One by the RailFanningBoy.
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for posting.
 
 
 
 
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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, May 26, 2022 8:49 PM

Night Train by Guns-N-Roses?

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Posted by OldEngineman on Thursday, May 26, 2022 9:55 PM

Utah Phillips: "Good Though" (full album). Play them all:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kNcKmVonjzGXJsGh2TXb8jWFI9H-l7MaQ

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, May 26, 2022 10:13 PM

Train by Van Zant?

Off of the 2007 album My Kind Of Country.

-Kevin

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, May 26, 2022 11:55 PM

Good night

Bear, sure liked the video you posted.  English Electric reminds me alot of the band Yes.  I seen the factory in England that was used on PF's Animals album cover.  Always wondered what that building was for but not anymore.

The Mallard sure is/was one impressive locomotive as seen in your video.  Stemed from the big wigs with the engineer's designs, to the huge fabrication shops and all the machinists craftsmanship having a part in making her what she was.  A magnificent locomotive indeed.

 

Never knew there was a Indian Pacific in Australia Peter.  Liked the Train and the video for sure.

 

Here's one OldEngineman.

Utah Phillips

https://youtu.be/8KJ2GFCM4Q8

 

Had lots of fun at the Guns and Roses concerts back in the day Kevin.

Van Zant

https://youtu.be/7FXqEQVizx4

 

One of my favorite Train Songs leaning towards a more rowdy flavor has been Ozzy Osbourne's Crazy Train as there is many versions of this song.

Sophie Lloyd was obsessed with rock music and guitars since she was a little girl growing up in the UK.  She does a version of Ozzy's Crazy Train as an instrumental on the guitar.  She plays the thing like it's a toy.

Ain't she sweet...Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/V_KGKF7l5lg

 

 

Thanks for your participation making it a fun threadWink

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, May 27, 2022 12:07 AM

The Blue Train by Linda Ronstadt?

From her 1995 album Feels Like Home.

-Kevin

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, May 27, 2022 4:35 AM

"One difference between pessimists and optimists is that while pessimists are more often right, optimists have far more fun."

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Posted by spe3376 on Friday, May 27, 2022 7:54 AM

Louis Jordan - "Texas & Pacific"

Louis Jordan - "Choo Choo Ch'boogie"

Kingston Trio - "Fast Freight"

Kingston Trio - "To Morrow"

Fountains of Wayne - "Acela"

Frank Sinatra - "I Thought About You"

Doris Day - "Sentimental Journey"

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Posted by ndbprr on Friday, May 27, 2022 8:18 AM

Life is like a mountain railroad.  A staple in the bluegrass and southern gospel venues

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Posted by Pantherphil on Friday, May 27, 2022 9:42 AM

Speaking of John Prine, how about Paradise?  Mr. Peabody's Coal Train has hauled it away.  I have a Peabody coal hopper on my layout to remind me of this song.

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Posted by John-NYBW on Friday, May 27, 2022 11:18 AM

Track fiddler

The Gambler not really a train song???   

It is nowPirate

 

Gotcha Covered John.  Unfortunately so do the credits but this little Steamer going across the countryside is worth a look.

https://youtu.be/PKVhz2X3URQ

 

TF

 

The first of the Gambler movies made in 1980 had lots of train scenes including the climactic poker game which was played on a private train car. I think Kenny Rogers made a total of four made-for-TV Gambler movies. I only remember seeing the first one but I'm betting trains played a big part in all of them.

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Posted by maxman on Friday, May 27, 2022 11:59 AM

I don't think anyone mentioned the Love Train by the O'Jays

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BlkTSKqE_8

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, May 27, 2022 12:38 PM

Drug Train by The Cramps?

Hey people I'll tell you how to get on board

You put one foot on

You put another foot on

If you can put another foot on

Then you are on board

Probably not.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, May 27, 2022 7:21 PM

Good evening.

Linda Ronstadt certainly kept that girl next door look her whole career Kevin.

https://youtu.be/B-i75a2l4q0

 

Another English Electric I liked.  Haven't bought music in near 20 years Bear.  I may have to pick up a few copies.  I'd have to describe their music as classy with a well-defined pulse.  In other words, my kind of listening.

 

I found this one spe3376.  A fan of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett,  I'd have to say I do like big band music.

https://youtu.be/tA6Gr28Hntg

 

Here's one I found ndborr.  A little known fact, Kenny Rogers a gospel singer early in his career

https://youtu.be/JbBPJrZ-7zQ

 

Here you go Pantherphil, I got the original John and Johnny does that one as well.

John Prine Paradise

https://youtu.be/DEy6EuZp9IY

Johnny Cash's version

 https://youtu.be/_RigGigPq4U

 

I didn't know Kenny Rogers did four Gambler movies John.  I've only seen two, in fact I caught one in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep a few nights ago.

 

Well Kevin, I checked out Drug Train by the Cramps.  I'm checking to see if Beavis and Butt-head have a train song to post along with that one as wellLaugh

You're a Card manWink

 

 

Enjoyed the songs, Thanks for the posts gentleman.

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, May 27, 2022 7:32 PM

Riding On A Train by Odyssey?

This song is terrible. I have never made it all the way through. If you can, you have more determination than I do.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, May 27, 2022 10:34 PM

Never a fan of records skipping.  Wasn't too big on Atari Night Driver eitherWink

https://youtu.be/epOf2RLqLdw

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, May 27, 2022 10:57 PM

This one is a little of a stretch, but it is a wonderful tune.

Corey's Coming by Harry Chapin.

From the 1976 album On The Road To Kingdom Come.

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Well Kevin, I checked out Drug Train by the Cramps.

Well, since you opened that door, check out Georgia Lee Brown by The Cramps. That is excellent.

Also, their version of Peter Gunn is definitely worth a listen. You can really appreciate Poison Ivy's unique mastery of the Gretsch on that track.

I touched that guitar. It is on display at the Museum Of Pop Culture in Seattle.

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Posted by M636C on Saturday, May 28, 2022 3:14 AM

Does this one count?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_3vZYOYNYU

They certainly used the theme in the video...

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, May 28, 2022 8:16 AM

Good morning

I didn't know Sheena Easton had a Train video Peter.  Goes to show more people like Trains than meets the eye.

 

Here's the Cramps Kevin.

https://youtu.be/zW2RpUQURF4

 

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Posted by John-NYBW on Saturday, May 28, 2022 8:43 AM

Track fiddler

 

I didn't know Kenny Rogers did four Gambler movies John.  I've only seen two, in fact I caught one in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep a few nights ago.

 

Were you too tired too sleep? Big Smile

Actually, I missed one. He made five Gambler movies. The original in 1980 followed by sequels in 1983, 1987, 1991, and 1994.

Here is his IMDB page:

Kenny Rogers - IMDb

I see he also played a gambler in a guest star role on Burt Reynolds' Evening Shade series. That wasn't a bad show but I never became a regular viewer so I missed that one.

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