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.
Sent: 15 August 2007 13:59
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Freight Car Music


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


Andy Miller

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

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

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