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Thread #48724   Message #733540
Posted By: HuwG
20-Jun-02 - 08:07 AM
Thread Name: Discussion: Love Affair With Trains
Subject: RE: Discussion: Love Affair With Trains
One British Railway song which I heard fleetingly on Channel 4 some months ago, and have been trying to trace ever since, was called "The Late Freight Blues". It dealt with the delights (!) of working on British Railways in the last days of steam haulage, with run-down track and rolling stock, members of different unions not speaking to each other and a general fed-up feeling. Does anyone know more about this song ?

Soot in my hair
Smoke in my eyes
Cinders in my shoes
Something, something, something
Singing the Late Freight Blues