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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:12 AM

Did anyone mention Steel Rail Blues by Gordon Lightfoot from the 1966 album Lightfoot?

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, July 24, 2022 1:41 AM

Well let's put this number on the turntable and give 'er a spin:

 

Happens more often than you realize.

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Posted by maxman on Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:27 PM

I've lost "track".  Did anyone mention "Last Train To Clarksville"?

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Posted by BATMAN on Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:56 PM

SeeYou190

Did anyone mention Steel Rail Blues by Gordon Lightfoot from the 1966 album Lightfoot?

-Kevin

 

Page one.Smile

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Posted by P&Slocal on Thursday, July 28, 2022 11:56 AM

I can't believe it has made it to 5 pages and I haven't seen mention of Josh Turner's Long Black Train.
https://youtu.be/PyRZTAmcW7c

Or for those who are bluegrass deprived....
https://youtu.be/6CNB5OLUPM0

and while someone mentioned CW's Silverton, there is another CW song...
https://youtu.be/iJRjiMDSCW0

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Posted by MurBall on Friday, July 29, 2022 3:44 AM

Love that song 

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Posted by MurBall on Friday, July 29, 2022 3:46 AM
Train Round the Bend
Song by The Velvet Underground
 
Has a great railroad rythm 
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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, April 14, 2023 10:55 AM

Train Of Thought by A-Ha... No?... It does mention a subway in the second verse.

How about All Down The Line by The Rolling Stones from Exile On Mainstreet?

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Posted by Lone Wolf and Santa Fe on Friday, April 14, 2023 11:47 AM

SeeYou190

Night Train by Guns-N-Roses?

-Kevin

 

Night Trian is about alcohol. But it's a great song.

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Posted by Lone Wolf and Santa Fe on Friday, April 14, 2023 11:49 AM

I have been working on a playlist of songs for a long time. I added a couple from this thread today but most I’ve known for a long time. Most are rock so play them loud. Some of the highlights you’ve never heard of include Rumbling Train by Badlands and Princess of the Night by Saxon. And of course the classic The Railroad by Grand Funk Railroad.

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKgicq8HcFz9vzqHR7c6XwnVPCmBU9DFM

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Posted by crossthedog on Friday, April 14, 2023 3:28 PM

"Ghost Train" by the Stranglers, if it hasn't already been mentioned (I didn't read through every post on every page, sorry). The guitars and other instrumentation actually sound like valves rattling and steam jetting. Not one everyone knows about (or would enjoy, I dare say). From their underrated album Dreamtime (1986).

I'm not sure this video was made by the band, but it appears to be them playing in the dark background. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p480EAC2Hw

-Matt

 

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Posted by PM Railfan on Friday, April 14, 2023 5:28 PM

Here's a golden oldie, prolly predates anything listed so far..... (113 years)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5P7TzXXfkE

 

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Posted by John-NYBW on Saturday, April 15, 2023 9:20 AM

Don't know if it has been mentioned yet, but John Hartford's Gentle On My Mind which was Glen Campbell's first hit song has the words, "when I walk along some railroad tracks and find" in the second verse and in the final verse goes, "I dip my cup of soup back from a gurgling crackling cauldron in some train yard".

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Posted by Rumpelhardt on Sunday, April 16, 2023 3:21 PM
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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, April 17, 2023 9:45 AM

Good morning

SeeYou190

How about All Down The Line by The Rolling Stones from Exile On Mainstreet?

Hi kevin, seen that ya dug up an old bone hereLaugh

Good grief, has it been almost a year since this thread already, and where does the time go?  Seems that everyone had a good time with it, and certainly did enjoy everyone's train music posted here myself.

It never dawned on me the Stones would have train songs, and found they had a couple of them.

 

Here's Johnny.

Thank ya all for the great train tunesSmile

 

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Posted by crossthedog on Monday, April 17, 2023 1:30 PM

And someone surely has mentioned "Long Train Runnin'" but the Doobies. And I saw a long list by Kevin that almost but didn't quite include "Love Train" by the O'Jays.

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Posted by crossthedog on Monday, April 17, 2023 1:34 PM

And we cannot forget "Yellow Dog Rag" by blues man W. C. Handy.

https://msbluestrail.org/blues-trail-markers/where-the-southern-crosses-the-dog

"W. C. Handy, “The Father of the Blues,” immortalized the crossing of the Southern Railway and the Yazoo Delta (“Yellow Dog”) Railroad at Moorhead in his 1914 song “Yellow Dog Rag,” better known under its later title, “Yellow Dog Blues.” Handy wrote that he first heard the line “Goin’ where the Southern cross the Dog” sung by a guitarist at the Tutwiler train station (c. 1903)."

-Matt (a.k.a. crossthedog)

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Posted by aiireland on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 12:48 PM

Guy Clark, Texas 1947  

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 6:29 PM

Good evening

aiireland

Guy Clark, Texas 1947  

 

Yes, credit should be given to its origin AiirelandYes

Always have looked at it as a bit of a shame, when a big star comes along, and makes a big hit out of a great song that was already there. 

Not really though, will venture to say, there is residual income to the original artist, and a win-win situation out of it.  Sometimes an artist gets a little help from a friend.

 

Hold on, Gathering sumore patronage, as these live videos are a tuff act to fetch sometimes, especially after another 403 and already shortening this post to post itLaugh

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 7:27 PM

Hello again

Had to start over, 403 doesn't let you add, but it likes when you subtractHuh?

 

crossthedog

And someone surely has mentioned "Long Train Runnin'" by the Doobies.

 

Probably, ...with a bit of taste in there step.

A favorite Matt.  Where would anyone be without love and wish the whole world had it.

Seem to remember it was 1982 or 83, when Gary, Chuck, and myself went to the Doobie Brothers final farewell tour.  They played that song and it was a great showYes

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 8:15 PM

Sorry, the days of grouping multiple videos in one post are toastLaugh

John-NYBW

Don't know if it has been mentioned yet, but John Hartford's Gentle On My Mind which was Glen Campbell's first hit song has the words, "when I walk along some railroad tracks and find" in the second verse and in the final verse goes, "I dip my cup of soup back from a gurgling crackling cauldron in some train yard".

 
 
 
Big Sandy Lake, McGregor Minnesota, they had a station up there John.  That's when country music gelled, and still liked it.  Many memories happened.  The Endless Summer so to speakSmile
 
 
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Posted by crossthedog on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 8:37 PM

Track fiddler
Seem to remember it was 1982 or 83, when Gary, Chuck, and myself went to the Doobie Brothers final farewell tour. They played that song and it was a great show

I'm fortunate that they toured again (at least Simmons and Johnston and McFee) a few years ago and played at Woodland Park Zoo so that my young daughters (and a lot of startled flamingos) could experience the legend. My girls will be able someday to look back and say, yeah, Dad was right... the music back in the '70s was amazing. They played Long Train Runnin' of course, and their last encore was one of my absolute faves, Road Angel.

Indeed, where would we be naaaaaaaa na na now.

-Matt

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 9:36 PM

crossthedog

Indeed, where would we be naaaaaaaa na na now.

MusicWhere would we be nowMusic Wink

 

Was kind of bummed out when looking to see that "Wish You Were Here" video a few pages back, filmed in Greece.  There were only 11 views when found, and now it has disappeared.  Maybe it was bootlegged?

That's okay, here's some Amtrak Floyd of the same songPirate

Whistling

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, April 20, 2023 10:13 AM

Modern rockabilly from The Slapbacks, Ghost Train.

The Slapbacks Ghost train - YouTube

I don't know how to make videos work anymore.

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Posted by aiireland on Thursday, April 20, 2023 1:52 PM

"i got a nickle smashed flatter than a dime"

 

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Posted by aiireland on Thursday, April 20, 2023 1:55 PM

Chris Knight, Spike Driving Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtRlS6ezf6M

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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, April 20, 2023 5:21 PM

Evening

SeeYou190

I don't know how to make videos work anymore.

 
Hi Kevin.  YouTube made it really un-user friendly to post a live video anymore, possibly as an attempt to get more paying subscribers.  It took me a very long time to figure things out after they changed their format, so let me try to help you out my friend.
 
 
At the YouTube site, choose desktop site.
 
 
 
While you're watching the video you wish to post, push the share button.
 
 
 
A screen will pop up like this and push the embed button.
 
 
 
A wall of text will pop up like this.
 
 
 
You choose it so it's highlighted all blue like this.
 
 
Then you push copy, and you're all done at the YouTube site.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On the Forum site here, make sure you're in desktop site.
 
 
 
Choose the film clip button.
 
 
 
Then you'll get a screen like this, and push the embed function.
 
 
 
Then hold the blinking cursor and push paste.
 
 
 
You'll get a bunch of text that looks like this, then just push the OK button. 
 
(Although you can adjust the width and height parameters before pushing OK, if you choose)
 
 
 
The embedded video will look like this.  Then you can move your cursor to type on top or below it, before you push the submit your reply button.
 
 
 
 
 
It looks like a lot of hoops to jump through, but it really isn't.  Hope that helps you outSmile
 
 
 
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Posted by Track fiddler on Thursday, April 20, 2023 6:50 PM

aiireland

Chris Knight, Spike Driving Blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtRlS6ezf6M

 
There's about ten, probably not this exact one in particular, but here you go AiirelandSmile, Wink & Grin
 
 
 
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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, April 21, 2023 10:21 AM

Good morning

Well, It's against my better judgement, but perhaps the #13 version will better suit your fancyWhistling

Laugh Terrible voice, but one must give credit for some great model railroad enthusiasmYes

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Friday, April 21, 2023 4:46 PM

No?

That's Davy Jones, not Casey JonesIndifferent

 

Trying here! ...apparently could use a little helpHuh?

 

TF

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