More Trains

It’s nighttime in the big city
Fog horns bellow in the gloom along the wharf
A spinster finishes a jigsaw puzzle
“This is Theme Time Radio Hour and last week we played a bunch of train songs. We had so many that this week we’re gonna do it again this week. We’re gonna buckle the rubbers, grease the pig and hook her up and pull her tail because it’s railroad time.” (background intro music is Blue Train/Coltrane)

The Singers and Songs

The Other People and Players

The Other Songs and Albums

The Guests

  • Matt Groening
    “I was talking to Matt Groening. He’s the guy that created The Simpsons. I never miss an episode. I’m a real Mr. Burns fan.”
  • Charlie Sheen

The Books and Poems

  • "Oh, I will go up and down the country and back and forth across the country. I will go out West where the states are square. I will go to Boise and Helena, Albuquerque and the two Dakotas and all the unknown places. Say brother, have you heard the roar of the fast express? Have you seen starlight on the rails?” (Thomas Wolfe)
  • Look Homeward Angel
    Excerpt read by Utah Phillips from Starlight on the Rails: "We walked along a road in Cumberland and stooped, because the sky hung down so low; and when we ran away from London, we went by little rivers in a land just big enough. And nowhere that we went was far: the earth and the sky were close and near. And the old hunger returned - the terrible and obscure hunger that haunts and hurts Americans, and makes us exiles at home and strangers wherever we go."

The Movies and TV Shows

The Places

  • Dundee
  • Edinburgh
  • Scotland
  • Woodstock
  • Natchez, MS
  • Ireland
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Switzerland
  • Victoria Falls
  • Johannesburg
  • South Africa
  • Miami
  • Russia
  • New York
  • Los Angeles

Record Labels

Railroads and Train Stuff

Commercials and Public Service Announcements