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Songs About the Disappearing of the Trains

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Nick E 08 Jul 09 - 07:53 PM
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GUEST,synbyn 13 Jul 09 - 11:16 AM
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Bill H //\\ 13 Jul 09 - 03:52 PM
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Subject: RE: Songs About the Disappearing of the Trains
From: Nick E
Date: 08 Jul 09 - 07:53 PM

Stan Rogers' song "Guysbourough Train", while not exactly about a trains disapering, seems to be about train lines expected but never built, in my mind seems very much part of the same process.


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Subject: RE: Songs About the Disappearing of the Trains
From: topical tom
Date: 09 Jul 09 - 09:58 PM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Songs About the Disappearing of the Trains
From: GUEST,synbyn
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 11:16 AM

The only problem with a permathread is that we have nowhere to hang our anoraks...


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Subject: RE: Songs About the Disappearing of the Trains
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 03:02 PM

I did not spot a mention of Tony Hill's song about his Dad and the LMS railway - Very nice one indeed. I can only remember snatches including what I think may be the refrain or bit of the chorus

"Who's ever heard of the LMS railway
and who's ever herad of my dear old Dad"

Anyone have the rest?

Love Stan's Last Train - One of my favourites. He also occasionaly does another one about trains that we should all be glad no longer exist - The special trains taking people to concentration camps in WW2. Once again very poignant without overdone sentiment. The man realy is a genius.

Cheers

DeG


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Subject: RE: Songs About the Disappearing of the Trains
From: Bill H //\\
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 03:52 PM

Interestingly, I did a whole segment on disappearing trains on yesterday's TRADITIONS program---many of those songs included. It came in the 2d hour of the program--if you are interested it is archived for 2 weeks on WFDU.FM The playlist is on my blog


Bill Hahn


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Subject: RE: Songs About the Disappearing of the Trains
From: Bill H //\\
Date: 13 Jul 09 - 05:44 PM

I should mention that if you go to the archived programs you will have to listen to the last 4 or 5 minutes of the preceding program so don't think you are in the wrong spot

Bill Hahn


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Subject: RE: Songs About the Disappearing of the Trains
From: Ian Fyvie
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 10:14 PM

I've posted couple of references on the thread "Love Affair With Trains". I've writing songs about UK railways since the late 1960s. Two have made it to (old) 45 rpm singles.

I've never produced an album but regularly sing a dozen(ish) at folk clubs.

Ian Fyvie


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Subject: RE: Songs About the Disappearing of the Trains
From: GUEST,Erich
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 03:16 AM

Old 97 written by Pop Wagner (as sung by Colin Wilkie & Shirley Hart)

Old 97 where did you go
Been so doggone long since I heard your whistle blow
Old 97 where did you go
Ain't we going to see you no more

I can still remember a busy Monday morning
Station full of people, happy and forlorn
Laughing and a-crying, moving to and fro
Old 97 where did you go

In my days of childhood I lived along the track
Watched the trains a-leaving and I'd watch 'em coming back
Watch the engines rolling, puffing down the road
Old 97 where did you go

Now the days are over, the trains no longer run
People moving faster, going with each setting sun
Travelling on the railroad they said was much too slow
Old 97 where did you go


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Subject: RE: Songs About the Disappearing of the Trains
From: oldhippie
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 08:11 AM

There's an old one called "Blue Water Line".


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Subject: RE: Songs About the Disappearing of the Trains
From: Hrothgar
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 09:00 AM

Eric Bogle - No Use For Him


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Subject: RE: Songs About the Disappearing of the Trains
From: GUEST,David L
Date: 27 Apr 15 - 03:05 AM

Recall the refrain to a song heard in a bar 20 years ago.....

'And they tore up the rails that were America's pride'

Can track it down.

Familiar to anyone here?


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