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 Posted: Mon Nov 3rd, 2014 09:47 pm
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 Posted: Sun Nov 9th, 2014 04:15 am
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Hi Pmkramer, yeah we have quite a few songs written about railways over here in Australia.

John Williamson wrote a song called "Buried in her bed clothes" about the famous Indian Pacific train runs from Sydney, to Perth, some times pulls 26 passengers, need three locos to get over the Blue Mountains.

Slim Dusty wrote one also called "Indian Pacific", I have both songs on you tube if you would like to hear them.

Also a song was written on the famous NSW 3801 class steamy and "Down the line" was written for a train doco I think will do some research on the song and many more and come back later.

Have heard of the last song Colorado rain.

Bingo found the song for the "Down the line" doco, the three songs ready go if you are interested in hearing them.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 9th, 2014 07:30 am
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Links please!

I spend 9 months in Australia in 1986/87 and boarded the Indian Pacific in Sydney about 30 hours after I arrived. Great memories. I still listen to JW regularly. I don't know Buried in her bed clothes though as it is not on one of the albums that I have.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 9th, 2014 07:55 am
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Hi Thayer, no worries, my wife and I are hopping to go on the Indian Pacific in the near future, the closed I have at the moment is the HO scale model of the Indian Pacific 16 passenger cars and two NR class locos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y6sbaR9t_Q

And here is the version of Slim Dustys the Indian Pacific, enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flivgHFlvt4

That NR blue with the Indian Pacific logo loco I have, is NR28, when I had my old layout up and running used to play both songs.

Hopefully depends where you are in the US you may see the post, it is after midnight on the west coast.

Tony from Australia.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 10th, 2014 01:54 pm
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Model railroading brings back memories of my father so I will quite often listen to his favorite kind of music, either Johnny Cash or Big Band music. I like all kinds of music so it's quite a collection I have.



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 Posted: Tue Nov 11th, 2014 04:16 am
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I love music but don't listen to it while running trains. I do often listen while building models. I also sing a lot but I make no claims to talent in that department, it's just fun. :)

I'm kind of an oddball… I like gospel music. Mostly what's known as "Southern Gospel" -- male vocal quartets. I like old-time groups such as The Statesmen, The Blue Ridge Quartet, etc as well as more recent groups. I also like country gospel, hymns, and a little bit of various other styles.

There are actually several gospel songs that use railroad imagery. "Ride That Glory Train", "This Train Is Bound For Glory", "Life's Railway To Heaven", etc.



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 Posted: Fri Nov 14th, 2014 02:02 am
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I like a lot of instrumental music, talk about big band , I got hold of as many Glen Miller CD's as I could and copied all the instrumental music, ended up with two CD's

Like James Last, movie and series theme's , plus the 80's music, some country music.

Cricket is on now, my wife likes to watch cricket, got to keep in the good books, at least cricket isn't on every day.

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