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Following on from Russell's thoughts in the Hornby 2009 topic, if DCC sound locos had songs in them what would they be?

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"Slow train coming" - Bob Dylan

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"Freight Train" by Nancy Whiskey - 1950s skiffle

"Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty

"Long Train Runnin" by Doobie Brothers

"City of New Orleans" by Arlo Guthrie

"Rock Island Line" by Lonnie Donegan

"Orange Blossom Special" by Johnny Cash
 

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let's see

Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks

Runaway Train - Soul Asylum

There are loads more but I won't spoil all the fun.

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Thought of another one:-

"Night Train"

apparently there are several versions of this. The one I know is from the Quadrophenia soundtrack.

I'm far too young for Chatanooga Choo Choo


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QUOTE Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks

Did you know that that the line 'Terry and Julie meet over the river' refers to Terrance Stamp and Julie Christie. who met during Far From the Maddin' Crowd when this song was written?
 

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A couple more:-

Railroad - from Dog of Two head - Status Quo

Ivor the Engine Driver - The Who.

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Theme tune to Thomas the Tank engine
 

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QUOTE (dwb @ 28 Dec 2008, 17:53) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm far too young for Chatanooga Choo Choo


So am I, but if memory serves, it was parodied in the railway sequence in Young Frankenstein.

QUOTE (72C @ 28 Dec 2008, 21:37) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Did you know that that the line 'Terry and Julie meet over the river' refers to Terrance Stamp and Julie Christie. who met during Far From the Maddin' Crowd when this song was written?

Strangely enough, yes. I was discussing this recently with a couple of friends.

Mind you, although not strictly a song, Hornby could always use "Night Mail" in a parallel boilered Scot. (As long as it was 6115 Scots Guardsman.
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QUOTE (Hugh Williams @ 28 Dec 2008, 20:43) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>...or Even Gerry Rafferty's 'Get it right next time'

Cheers,

Hugh.
Many, many years ago (20 years at least) the BBC put together a compilation of men downhill skiers best crashes and they used "Get it right next time" as the soundtrack. They used it as a filler when the races got snowed off during the World Cup series at Schladming I think. I may still have it on VHS tape somewhere, it the tape hasn't rotted, that is. So for me that's skiing, not railway modelling.

More thoughts since my last post:

"Last Train to San Fernando" by Johnny Duncan

"Trains & Winter Rains" by Enya, it's on her latest (2008) CD.

"6.5 Special" - Theme to the BBC's first pop programme of the same name, (it predates Top of the Pops), as it was first broadcast in February 1957.

"Aitcheson, Topeka & Santa Fe" by Judy Garland

I don't know "Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum, but there is another song by that name that goes back to the 50s. Is it the same lyrics as Soul Asylum? There is the 1985 film of the same name which starred Jon Voight & Eric Roberts.

Theme to "Midnight Cowboy" - Why, well the BBC once played that as the soundtrack to a film on the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch line and whenever I hear the music I recall the programme.

If it comes to frying DCC decoder chips, how's about "Flash, Bang, Wallop" by Tommy Steele then?

"Slow Train" by Flanders & Swann - written in response the the Beeching cuts. - Added

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