Neil Young / Boxcar
Remember this guy? I posted about him just recently.
Murray McLauchlan / Never Did Like That Train
April Wine / Fast Train
This isn't my favourite April Wine song, by any means, but the video has some excellent visuals so I had to include it.
You know I had to include a Gordon Lightfoot song... Although this one only makes passing mention of the train. The singer is on the train, escaping to the northland from a romance gone wrong. I have already included his other train songs in previous blog posts. Steel Rail Blues in my tribute to The Last Spike, and Canadian Railway Trilogy in my very first blog post. You may find this hard to believe but I actually didn't realize I was so enamoured of trains until I started blogging!
Gordon Lightfoot / Sixteen Miles
I have seen this next group perform this song live and I am a big fan of this indie Canadian duo. Corin Raymond is the singer/songwriter with Sean Cotton providing harmonizing vocals and guitar. I was actually saving this song for a Halloween post because it's kind of spooky and only incidentally about a train, but I couldn't resist including a song from my new fave Canadian band with the likes of old standards like Neil, Gord and Murray!
The Undesirables / Night Train
Not only do I enjoy songs about trains but artwork as well. I have included Monet's paintings of trains on previous posts, here are a couple of different artists who feature a train in their paintings.
Alex Colville /Horse and Train
Here is another one of his with a train theme. Rather romantic, isn't it?
Alex Colville / Soldier and Girl at Station
J.M.W Turner / Rain. Steam and Speed
Here is what I have found very inspiring.... Fan videos starring Richard Armitage! Here is a lovely one of him as John Thornton in Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South. The video uses music from the miniseries to show us the final scene in the train station. Every scene in this production is a work of art as is the score by Martin Phipps, but this scene is the most gloriously romantic in film history! It makes me forget the fact that it would have never actually happened at a real train station in England during the Victorian Age. It keeps me from thinking at all! But who wants to think, when you are watching the best kiss ever?!
Veryval / North and South 'When it happened at the train station.....