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April 27, 2013



City of New Orleans ... I wonder who first thought of singing about trains ...

Riding on the City of New Orleans
Illinois Central Monday morning rail
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders
Three conductors and 25 sacks of mail...

Mick H

I had to look that one up: Steve Goodman - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois_Central_Railroad

On YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ0JgqoF2W4


Interesting.The Panama limited was seemingly it's most famous train. Is this the train Bukka White sang about? The one in the song went from Washinton DC to New Orleans.

Mick H

According to Wiki, yes, that is the train Bukka White sang about - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Limited#.22The_Panama_Limited.22_song.

I can't hear any mention of Washington DC, but I could be wrong - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nPNgvk_zK50

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