Thursday, October 31, 2013

I've Got a Thing About Trains

      It's that time of year when I put together a road song compilation of some sort.  Two years, it was a truck driving song comp so this year I decided to go for a train song (is there such a thing?) theme. There's a couple of songs that aren't necessarily about traveling by train, but I just couldn't bear to leave them off.


I Like Trains Fred Eaglesmith
Train, Train Dolly Parton
Two Trains The Hollisters
Night Train To Memphis Bobby Hebb
Train Song Feist + Ben Gibbard
Jimmie The Kid Jimmie Rodgers
The Last Steam Engine Train John Fahey
Yonder Comes a Freight Train Laura Cantrell
The Memphis Train Rufus Thomas
Chattanooga Choo Choo Ray Charles
Mystery Train Elvis Presley
Big Black Train Flatt & Scruggs
Bringin' In The Georgia Mail Jim & Jesse
Hillbilly Train Sonny George & The Tennessee Sons
Long Black Train Allison Moorer
Railroads Holly Williams
White Train The dB's
I've Got Things About Trains Johnny Cash
Train Home Chris Smither
Train to Birmingham John Hiatt


Lynchie said...

Thank you for the train songs. There's some I have already but more than a few I haven't heard. Cheers!

Ishkabibliophile said...


Hope you like the ones you haven't heard.


LakerCrazy said...

Thanks Ish. I'm a train lover myself...having grown up just a short ways from a huge switching yard that had a big roundhouse with an awesome
operating turntable.My uncles all worked for the RR. This looks like a superb mix of songs. Thanks Again.

Ishkabibliophile said...


Quite welcome. Very cool train history, too.

Hugh Candyside said...

Ish, I have an old friend who was late to embrace digital. When he finally did, his first playlist was a 2 volume train compilation. I've been sending him train songs since then. iTunes told me this morning I was at 630 train songs. You had a few I already had but I'm at 647 now. It's an incredible rich mine to plunder. Thanks so much for these.

Ishkabibliophile said...

Glad to help add to the collection!