The Train Kept A-Rollin: How The Train Song Changed The Face Of Popular Music
This is the first ever book devoted solely to the subject of train songs. Author Spencer Vignes interviewed over 40 musicians and songwriters from all musical genres; his choice of train songs covered (and there are hundreds in existence) is interesting. Obviously, he would be run out of town on the midnight train to nowhere if he didn't tip his cowboy hat to 'Folsom Prison Blues' or 'Hey, Porter', but he also discusses some songs that we don't normally think of as being about trains, such as The Kinks' 'Waterloo Sunset'.
by : Spencer Vignes