Re: Carstens "Railroad Music" album

Paul Hillman

Tony, and all,

At first this may seem "off-topic" for this group,...but since you mention "railroad music",...did you know that Merle Haggard, the famous country-music singer, is a big railroad-fan, both model & prototype?

He has a railroad-music album, "My Love Affair with Trains", and another one, which have original, new, railroad songs, which I've found quite inspiring to listen to, when I'm building, and running, my steam-era freight cars & trains.

The music is all original, as versus the standard, "Orange Blossom Special", etc., and even has one song written by Dolly Parton, "My Love Affair with Trains".

Listening to his steam-era music puts me in the mood and time-frame of railroading which I'm (we) are trying to model, recapture and sustain.

Just a word of thought about another aspect of our steam-era sustaining desires.

Paul Hillman

----- Original Message -----
From: Anthony Thompson
Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2005 2:18 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Carstens "Railroad Music" album

If anyone on the list has this LP, please contact me off-list.
I have a digital copy from the album (which I made for the person who
owns the album) but don't have the artist and track names.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2942 Linden Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history

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