Five songs about Trains #atozchallenge


A little short on time today, so here are my five songs about trains, without comments…

City of New Orleans – Steve Goodman

Midnight Special – Johnny Rivers

Mystery Train – Elvis Presley

Take the “A” Train – Duke Ellington

Mystery Pacific – Quintette of the Hot Club of France

So, what are your favorite songs about trains?

14 thoughts on “Five songs about Trains #atozchallenge

  1. Great five all of them are great! I like Train Kepta’ Rollin, partial to the Yardbirds version but the original Rockabilly version is nice too.


  2. Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight and the Pips is my favorite, but I do love the Arlo Guthrie version of City of New Orleans. Thanks for stopping by my blog recently. It looks like you’re chugging away here in the A-Z (pun intended!). Best of luck with the rest of the alphabet!


  3. Hi John – great reminders .. some I don’t know … but Midnight Train to Georgia that Kip mentioned is one that definitely springs to mind … cheers Hilary


  4. All great tunes… that first one is an introduction for me. I have never heard that one before. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend my friend. HUGS


  5. Three that I like. One you named, City of New Orleans, Gladys Knight’s Midnight Train to Georgia and the Monkees’ Last Train to Clarksville. I’ll also pull one from before my time but an ode to my 2015 A to Z, The Chattanooga Choo Choo 🚂🚇🚊


  6. The folk band Eddie from Ohio has a song called “Train Song” which is fairly meta since the chorus is “everybody’s got a folk song
    about a train.”


  7. I am surprised that you didn’t instantly include Midnight Train To Georgia! Again, because I’m old, I have to include Chatanooga Choo Choo (spelling?).

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  8. Hi John: Just now visiting, blog hopping from North Carolina during the #Challenge. Deciding to start with bloggers WAY dow the list figuring they wouldn’t get as many visits. I can see I have been missing some fun. The area we now live in has a wonderful railroad story, responsible for its growth and history. I am writing about such things on another blog… Next time I write about the railroad, I will look for fun songs like this to add. Inviting you to TEA today-part of my theme of hotels and inns this year. Hope you have time and interest.


  9. Midnight Train to Georgia, Atcheson Pacific and the Santa Fe, Little Engine that Could, The Last Hobo, and the Good and Plenty commercial from the 60s!


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