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I had no idea there were so many. I remember some of
the great pop songs, Chattanooga Choo Choo perhaps best
known, but there's also On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe,
Wabash Cannon Ball, City of Miami, Ballad of Casey Jones,
Orange Blossom Special, and of course, I've been working
on the Railroad.

Those are just the tip of the iceberg. Check out this
railroad song list on Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_train_songs

That'll sure keep your layout humming.

Don
Don, if you like the Orange Blossom Special, check this arrangement out. I, personally, haven't heard a better one, not even from Charlie Daniels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtcmVyNXL98

I heard Donnell Leahy and his wife Natalie McMaster last month here in Cleveland, and I noticed that the program described Donnell as arguably the best fiddle player in the world. Even for a local establishment like Cain Park, that's not a claim to be made lightly, and quite frankly, I'm inclined to agree with it.
 

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Here's a version that we played on the juke box at our student union when I was in college in 1958. Every time somebody played it we all got up and danced till we couldn't stand up anymore. We loved it. The record was played so many times the juke box man had to replace it three times. It's still my favorite version of the Orange Blossom Special which,as you know, was the train from New York to Florida back in the days of steam. Turn up your volume. The louder the better.Pete
http://youtu.be/30bphImCMJw
 

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...and thru the open window she hands Charlie a sandwich....:laugh::laugh:
RedMan, haven't thought about that in years! Thanks!!!! Was that song
ever played anywhere but Beantown??

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Here's a version that we played on the juke box at our student union when I was in college in 1958. Every time somebody played it we all got up and danced till we couldn't stand up anymore. We loved it. The record was played so many times the juke box man had to replace it three times. It's still my favorite version of the Orange Blossom Special which,as you know, was the train from New York to Florida back in the days of steam. Turn up your volume. The louder the better.Pete
http://youtu.be/30bphImCMJw
Norgale, I hate to talk down anyone's favorite version, but that version doesn't really grab me like the Leahy version does. I guess you and I just each have our respective favorites.
 

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Rock Island Line!!!

The Weavers and The Man in Black's versions of this song are classic... especially Cash with that chick- a- boom chick- a- boom rhythm for the speed of the Train!!:thumbsup:
 

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grateful dead- casey jones driving that train high on cocane hey there mister watch your speed trouble ahead trouble behind I for got the rest I wonder why
 

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I happened across this today. It is by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. They play everything from classical to hard rock...and a lot of it is humorous.

Orange Blossom Special

 

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Then there was the song made up after Roy Rogers got his brand new cowboy boots all scratched up by a cougar......wait for it.....

"Pardon me Roy....is that the cat that chewed your new shoes....."

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Rock Island Line

Something I've always wondered - is there any historical accuracy to the opening of "Rock Island Line" by Johnny Cash? Was there really a toll booth at a state line on a railroad?:)
 
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