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Max Johnson Discussion: Love Affair With Trains (120* d) RE: Discussion: Love Affair With Trains 05 Jun 11


It is odd, yes, that there are so few British folk songs about trains. Especially when you consider the fact that Sir Nigel Gresley rhymes so nicely with Elvis Presley. But they are celebrated in poetry of course, two of the best-known being 'Adelstrop' and 'The Night Mail'.

Favourite songs are:
Smokestack Lightnin',
Fulsome Prison Blues, and
The Ballad of the FFV.

Favourite train film is 'The Train', starring Burt Lancaster.

...and may I take this opportunity to recommend Andrew Martin's 'Railway Detective' books, set on the Victorian and Edwardian railways?


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