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Old April 12th, 2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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MISC | Music of the Railways

Simple rules, I invite you to share with the forum the songs that you like and that you will remember the train, the railroad, the people working on the railroad ...



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Old April 12th, 2012, 10:53 PM   #2
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I think this will only work when you also give an explanation why these songs have a connection with trains for you.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 11:36 PM   #3
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▲▲ Plus their slow tempos will forever remind me of the speediness to most N American trains ▼▼
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Old April 13th, 2012, 12:33 AM   #4
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Sung by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) employees:

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Old April 13th, 2012, 12:57 AM   #5
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In Austria, our locos make the music

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Old April 13th, 2012, 11:15 AM   #6
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Niligiri mountain railway..
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:42 PM   #7
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Quite the chopper to that Austrian loco.




Hailing from 1973, possibly the world's first rail-related chopper --
the door chimes themselves only about one or two years old.




Each about ten years old, one of a pair of trial choppers fitted to a couple of older driving cars.




Disqualified trial door chimes.




Departure signal of an initial station to a route.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:59 PM   #8
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Road to Heaven

This is one of my favorite songs.

Mandarin version, by Han Hong:


Tibetan version, by Basang:


Lyrics translation:

At dawn, I stand upon the green grassland
I see a magical eagle bathed in ruddy light
Like an auspicious cloud soaring through the blue sky
Bringing good luck to the Tibetan people

At dusk, I stand atop the tall mountain peak
I see the railway built to my hometown
A colossal dragon soaring through the mountains
Bringing prosperity to the snowy plateau

That is a magical Heaven's Road
Bringing the motherland's warmth to borderlands
Mountains are no longer high, journeys are no longer long
All ethnic groups unite as one

At dusk, I stand atop the tall mountain peak
I see the railway built to my hometown
A colossal dragon soaring through the mountains
Bringing prosperity to the snowy plateau

That is a magical Heaven Road
Bringing us to paradise on earth
Barley beer and butter tea will taste more sweet
Joyful songs echo in all directions

That is a magical Heaven Road
Bringing us to paradise on earth
Barley beer and butter tea will taste more sweet
Joyful songs echo in all directions

Joyful songs echo in all directions

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Old April 13th, 2012, 09:49 PM   #9
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Mustafa Sandal - Can Cana

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Old April 16th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #10
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There are numerous rail-related songs/musics in Japan, my pics include:

"Tokyo no Sen" by Dentsu AKA Chris Jongkind


"Moter Man (Akihabara - Minami-Urawa)" (sic) by Super Bell''z
The 1999 classic, mimicking a typical train announcements by a conductor. Not everyone likes them, but I do.


"southern keikyu" by 10
The amateur remix of the Touhou arrange song Higashi no Kuni no Nemuranai Yoru (Sleepless Night of the East) Chinese Tea remix, sampling real train sounds and announcement voices. This kind of raillbuff Touhou songs exist as a genre.
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For Europe this classic song cannot not be in this thread.





For Japan, these 2 vids.

Yamanote Line Song




And the departure melodies of all the Yamanote Line Station



The piano version of the melodies.

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Old April 16th, 2012, 10:21 PM   #12
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To think that that Kraftwerk track had slipped my mind.
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Two memorable songs from TV ads:

"Train" by Ketsumeishi, used on JR East 20th anniversary ad, 2007.



"Boom!" by Maia Hirasawa, used on Kyushu Shinkansen full opening ad, 2011. (To be exact, the ad was not broadcasted because the line opned on March 12, just 1 day after the 3/11.)

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Old April 27th, 2012, 01:04 AM   #14
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I'm suprised no one has mentioned Quad City DJs:-



or The Chemical Brothers yet

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Old April 27th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #15
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Brazilian music:



Lyrics translated:

Vida de Viajante (A travellers life)
Luiz Gonzaga

My life is to go
In this country
To see if one day
I will rest happyly
Keeping the memories
of the land where I was
Walking through the backlands
And the friends that I gave there.

Rain and sun
Dust and coal
Far from home
I follow the script
Another station
And the longing in the heart

My life is walking ...

Sea and land
Winter and summer
Show the smile
Show the joy
But I myself don't
And the joy in my heart

My life is walking ...
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Polish music:

Stacja Warszawa (Warsaw rail station)
Band: Lady Punk

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Polish Music

Ryszard Rynkowski - Jedzie pociąg z daleka (comes a train from far away)



Translated Lyrics (Google translate, so quality is not guaranteed):

Do nothing, have no worries
Cool in the shade drinking beer
Lie in the grass, count the clouds
The naked and be merry
Nothing to do, have addictions
Wherever they can shirk
Laze, the world kiss
Good Lord, let us

Want It That Way, for no one is waiting
Conductor gracious, only not to Warsaw

Want It That Way, for no one is waiting
Conductor gracious, only not to Warsaw

Do nothing, have no worries
Cool in the shade drinking beer
Lie in the grass, count the clouds
The naked and be merry

A privately to be blond
Have a forest of hair on the head
And on the bed with a canopy
do something more than once

Want It That Way, for no one is waiting
Conductor gracious, only not to Warsaw

Want It That Way, for no one is waiting
Conductor gracious, only not to Warsaw

Also be what hurts us
What we dare only
Drink a keg of salt with the enemy
Good Lord, let us

Do not watch the news
A few guests to shout "pass"
Golden rybce ogryźć bones
for what has brought us

Want It That Way, for no one is waiting
Conductor gracious, only not to Warsaw

Want It That Way, for no one is waiting
Conductor gracious, only not to Warsaw
No no no no no
Anything but to Warsaw
No no no no no
Anything but to Warsaw
No no no no no
Anything but to Warsaw
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And the unofficial Dutch rail anthem.

Guus Meeuwis - Per spoor (kedeng kedeng)

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I can't find the cut of this song where its original introduction was the haunted sound of a London tube approaching the station through the tunnel ... funny, I've just learned that this single was an instance of the B side outperforming its A side on the charts.




Version featuring a sped-up clip from The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 ...
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FYI, I recorded some sound from a Desiro train, right here in Belgium.
And I added some guitar soundscapes on top of it.

Hopefully you like it, check it out:

https://soundcloud.com/bulevardi/wak...-the-next-stop

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