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December 13th, 2017
Beaches Living Guide - Fall & Winter 2016-2017


Canadian Railway Songs

While listening to CBC Radio's Vinyl Cafe, listener, James Ray thought about the number of Canadian songs with a railway theme. He decided to compile a list of such songs and invites others to add to the list.

19Y On the Fly by Jim Downey
49 Tons by Fred Eaglesmith
A Canadian Hobo's Lullaby
Algoma Central #69
    by Stompin' Tom Connors

Te Answer to Te Newfoundland
Express
B.C. Rail
Bad Day for Trains
    by Patricia Conroy

Te Ballad of Volcanic Brown
Bill Miner's Jailbreak
Te Brakeman Boogie
Te Brakemen's Breakdown
C.P.R. Line
Canadian Pacifc by Ray Grif
Canadian Railroad Trilogy
    by Gordon Lightfoot

Te Caribou
    by Jim Downey

Te Champlain and St. Lawrence
Line
    by Orval Prophet

Climb Aboard Tat Kettle Valley
Train
Coquihalla Slide
Dear Train
    by Doug Parks

Delicate As a Flower
Didn't Hear the Train
    by Barra MacNeils

Te Donnybrook in Midway
Dreams of the Hobo
    by Glen Reid

Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill
Te E&N Won't Run Here Anymore
    by Dave Baker

E&NA Track by "Stevedore Steve" Foote
Te Electric Railway Line
    by Bruce Coughlin

End of the Line
    by John Andrew Robertson

Fast Freight by Gordon Lightfoot
Five Two Twelve
    by Bobber Gibbs

Te Flat Creek Wreck
Te Flyin' CPR
    by Stompin' Tom Connors

Gandy Dancer's Ball
    by Dave Baker

Ghosts of Myra Canyon
    by Dave Baker

Gold Dust (Te Bill Miner Story)
    by Patrick Smith

Goodbye Railway
    by Jim Downey

Te Guysborough Train
    by Stan Rogers

Harvest Train
Te Hobo's Blues by Wilf Carter
Hobo's Song to the Mounties
    by Wilf Carter

Hockey Train
    by Jim Downey

Hudson Bay Line
    by John Leeder

I Loved Working on the Railroad
    by Jim Downey

I'm Gonna Ride to Heaven on a
Streamlined Train
Iron Horse
    by Stevedore Steve Foote

Kettle Valley Blues
Kettle Valley Line
    by Ean Hay

Kettle Valley Memories
Kettle Valley Railroad
    by Dave Baker

Kootenay Cannon Ball
    by Mel Hynes

Last Train Before Christmas
    by Jim Downey

Le Train du Nord
    by Felix Leclerc

Little Town Lost
    by Dave Baker

Log Train
    by Stompin' Tom Connors

Log Train
    by Stevedore Steve Foote

Maritime Express
    by Eddie Legere

McCulloch's Ghost Train
Movin' In
    by Stompin' Tom Connors

Myra's Majesty
Te Mysterious Jessica Wreck
Mystery Train
    by Herman Parker, Jr.

Never Did Like Tat Train
    by Murray McLaughlin

Newfoundland Cowboy
    by Jim Downey

Night Train
    by Oscar Peterson

Nobody Cares About the Railroad
Anymore
    by Reid Jamieson

Norman's Ride
    by Peter Deachman

One Way Track Prairie Oyster
Orangedale Whistle
    by Jimmy Rankin

Our Island's Lament
    by Jim Downey

P.E.I. Express
Te Padre
    by Jim Downey

Passion Train
    by Jim Downey

People of the Rupert Rocket
Politically Bartered Affair
    by Jim Downey

Prairie Harvester's Song
Rail
    by Reid Jamieson

Railroad Boy
Railway Tune
    by James Keelaghan

Rattlesnake Rain
Restless
    by Gordon Lightfoot

Ridin' on Tat Kettle Valley Train
Riding on the Railway
    by David Newland

Te Rocket
    by Fred Eaglesmith

Royal Hudson
    by Dave Baker

Salvation Train
Section Men
    by Jim Downey

Sixteen Miles
    by Gordon Lightfoot

Te Stag Creek Wreck
Steam Above Trout Creek
Steel Rail Blues
    by Gordon Lightfoot

Storm of '74 by Jim Downey
Talken' Freight
    by Gordon Lightfoot

Te Fireman's Lament
Te Jitney Blues
Tirty Seven Sixteen
    by Dave Baker

Train Trough A Northern Town
Train Wreck at Almonte
    by Beattie John

McNab
Trainyards Washboard Hank
Te Trans Canadian Super Continental
    by Fred Penner

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