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Favourite train songs ...
« on: May 19, 2011, 08:39:31 AM »
here is a classic ...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYtOPjPtVS0

The Kinks - Last Of The Steam Powered Trains  1969
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Re: Favourite train songs ...
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 11:21:59 AM »
No idea who wrote this, but ..

The Wild Beaudesert Train

Some bards have sung the isles of Greece, and some the summer rain,
Fill high the cup with wine! I sing the wild Beaudesert train!
Some sing the gees on Ascot course and some the spring's sweet reign
But I, in keenest wine, I pledge the wild Beaudesert train.

Behind us drops the smoky town, the pubs, the City Tower.
We thunder out to Dutton Park in under half an hour.
Tonight we seek no amber ale, nor pause to boil the billy
As limned in fire and black with smoke we roar through Yeerongpilly.

And now we yank the throttles wide, the furnace fires gleam
As Cooper's Plains goes flashing past, a phantom in a dream;
The metals sing an angry song, the clanking pistons strain,
And cowering people cry, 'Behold! The wild Beaudesert train!'

We take on corn at Waterford and logs at Logan Village,
Lord knows what at Cedar Grove, and crops of Woodhill tillage.
Now wilder, wilder grows the pace as drunk with speed and power
We thunder round the Veresdale Bend at seven miles an hour.

Black smoke leaps belching from our stack, a roar affrights the ear
And far across the blue-gum flats pale farmers blanch with fear.
And darkies sing their babes to sleep with threatening refrain,
'By Cripes! He come and gobble you, that wild Beaudesert train!'

But crowd on canvas! Stoke her up! For winged Gods are here;
We pass the sawmill like a streak, a sort of smoky smear.
The wheels fly off, the boiler tubes are busted up and broke,
We dash into Beaudesert town, a storm of flame and smoke.

And still the grey-beards tell the tale, and swear by all the powers
We made the run from Melbourne Street in under seven hours!
Yea, down the years they hand the yarn and chant the wild refrain,
'By George, those days 'twas hard to beat the wild Beaudesert train'

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Re: Favourite train songs ...
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 11:37:49 AM »
ON THE QUEENSLAND RAILWAY LINES

On the Queensland railway lines, 
There are stations where one dines,
Private individuals
Also run refreshment stalls

Chorus
Bogan-Tungan, Rollingstone, 
Mungar, Murgon, Marathon(e),
Garthanungra, Pinkenba, 
Wanko, Yaamba; ha, ha, ha!

Males and females, high and dry
Hang around at Durikai;
Boora-Mugga, Djarawong, 
Giligulgul, Wonglepong. 

Pies and coffees, baths and showers,
Are supplied at Charters Towers;
At Mackay the rule prevails
Of restricting showers to males.

Iron rations come in handy,
On the way to Dirranbandi,
Passengers have died of hunger,
During halts at Garatdunga.

Lets us toast before we part,
Those who travel stout at heart,
Drunk or sober rain or shine,
On the Queensland railway lines.

This song was written by Brisbane Realist Writers' Group (1959)

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Re: Favourite train songs ...
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 11:38:58 AM »
how about

She'll be coming round the mountains when she comes ...

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Regards,
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011, 11:46:07 AM »
ON THE QUEENSLAND RAILWAY LINES

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Garthanungra, Pinkenba,  
...
During halts at Garatdunga.
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Couple of transcription errors there.

Garthanungra should be "Guthalungra". (NCL, half way between Bowen & Ayr)

Garatdunga should be "Garradunga". (NCL, just north of Innisfail)

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Re: Favourite train songs ...
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2011, 11:56:06 AM »
Cross River Rail

Cross River Rail will be funded when it comes;
Cross River Rail will be funded when it comes;
Mountains of studies and promises,
Oh, Cross River Rail will be funded when it comes;

New stations at Albert st, Yerongpilly
and Wooloongabba, my chums

Oh yes its coming, its coming;
Cross River Rail will be funded when it comes;

Then there's the state budget, here it comes;
announcements, spin releases and all the promises;
under the sun;

Oh yes its coming, its coming;
Cross River Rail will be funded when it comes;

Funding the bloody thing is a nightmare curse;
Scraping funds, we gotta beg Julia Gillard to open the
Federal purse

Oh yes its coming, its coming;
Cross River Rail will be funded when it comes.

Oh yes we'll have a world class public transport
system just you can't wait. Put out another spin release
and hope the media take the bait.

Oh yes its coming, its coming;
Cross River Rail will be funded when it comes.

I'm sorry sir I've to get treasurer approval on that one;
Been delayed, GFC, flood finance, look at the repair sums;

Oh but don't you worry, you be sorry because you'll be
riding that train down that tunnel because
Oh yes its coming, its coming;
Cross River Rail will be funded when it comes

TramTrain  :tr :lo

(Thanks for the idea F_F)
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Re: Favourite train songs ...
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2011, 11:59:51 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2011, 12:00:28 PM »
 :-t
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Re: Favourite train songs ...
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2011, 12:07:10 PM »
 :-t from me also tt, love it!!
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Re: Favourite train songs ...
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2011, 12:30:56 AM »
Don't listen if you're offended by explicit lyrics.


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Re: Favourite train songs ...
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2011, 01:25:14 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwy6uIz-Gtg

Shocking Blue - Never Marry a Railroad Man

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Never marry a Railroad man
He loves you every now and then
His heart is at his new train. No, no , no
Don't fall in love with a Railroad man
If you do forget him if you can
You're better off without him ah...
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Re: Favourite train songs ...
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2011, 03:39:19 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2011, 03:49:02 PM »
 :-t
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Re: Favourite train songs ...
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2011, 01:33:00 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfK5pxaRoQA
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Re: Favourite train songs ...
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2011, 07:04:21 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2011, 05:12:40 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwqhdRs4jyA
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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2011, 02:54:46 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh-sI9qajwA
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« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2011, 07:13:48 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3tlCqqg7lw
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Re: Favourite train songs ...
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2011, 03:15:28 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a_19VDqQgo
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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2011, 03:26:44 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-KCzJ2ZTro

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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2011, 05:54:24 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huNejF17gzg
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« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2011, 02:59:15 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5RDZdGtpNY
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Re: Favourite train songs ...
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2011, 03:35:01 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecqc7rgqp5o
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« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2011, 04:05:18 PM »
An oldie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzo6Otpgj-E

Made new again:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF1g4NcINvQ

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« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2011, 06:47:20 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v6MBHpzZg8
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« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2011, 06:47:35 PM »
Trying to track down a copy of an Australian written and produced record in the 1960's, writer and artist unknown.
Title was "Jolly Green Giant Burning Newcastle Coals"
Anyone got any ideas?
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« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2011, 06:35:53 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJRCYWhAvxY
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« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2011, 09:00:31 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN8AuLUMOUM
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« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2011, 06:39:54 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIC94gEUuc8
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« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2011, 11:59:13 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKnDAu2pmtc
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« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2011, 04:05:35 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB54mlPgYRQ
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« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2011, 06:48:52 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erOEN4vp-Ek
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« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2011, 04:24:52 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDNt7G8OYns
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« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2011, 09:44:14 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyraH4e1hdI

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Travelling up front on Pichi Richi Explorer Woolshed Flat to Quorn. This line was part of the original narrow Ghan line & opened in 1879 Port Augusta to Quorn. Here we travel on part of the line & we also see Doug the Dog at the Willows, who chases the train till it passes Frenches Bridge. Also includes a few other photos of Pichi Richi Railway
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« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2011, 06:27:38 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sjSHazjrWg
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« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2011, 06:37:26 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGLx4WenGwQ
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« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2011, 06:57:55 PM »
My Friend The Chocolate Cake --> http://www.undercover.fm/videos/528-my-friend-the-chocolate-cake-usessions

25 stations ...
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« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2011, 07:04:14 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsqNcZ1JqW8
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