Re: Freight Car Music


Philip Dove <philip.dove@...>
 

In France and some European countries they counted axles not wheels 231 is the correct notation for a pacific if your French. To digress even further off freight cars Night mail must be the best poem in a train tempo. The poem was written in the thirties as the sound track for a General post office publicity film showing a mail train running through the night London to Glasgow.
What is a boxcar? (Mandatory freight car content.)
Regards Philip Dove

----- Original Message -----
From: Miller, Andrew S.
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 15 August 2007 13:59
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Freight Car Music


Denny,

Have you ever wondered if 231 was the number of the loco or if Arthur
Honegger merely misunderstood the European wheel designation of the
Pacific?

regards,

Andy Miller

-----Original Message-----
On Behalf Of Denny Anspach

. . .
Arthur Honegger's
"Pacific 231" probably gets as close as any to true "railroad music"
otherwise.

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