I hear the train a comin’
it’s rolling round the bend,
and I ain’t seen the sunshine,
since I don’t know when.
(click to enlarge and see the antique dining cars)
I bet their’s rich folks eatin’
in a fancy dining car.
They’re probably drinking coffee,
and smoking big cigars.
But those people keep on movin,
and that’s what tortures me.
Well, if they freed me from this prison,
if that railroad train was mine,
I’d let that lonesome whistle,
blow my blues away.
For JD and everyone who hears the call of the tracks~
Lyrics: Folsom Prison Blues- Johnny Cash
64 thoughts on “The Romance of the Rails~”
I like the title,’Romance of the rails.
Trains are quite romantic for a lot of people. So glad you liked it!
Happy Halloween 🙂
Happy November 1st to you!
Happy November 1st to you
Great shots Cindy 🙂
Muchas gracias mi amiga!
My husband makes faces and sings that song. 😉
OOOOh!! I don’t suppose you’ll post some fotos???? lol~
Great!! Brings back wonderful memories from my childhood.
That’s wonderful! Happy childhood memories are always good!!
Great photos and one of the best songs EVER. Fun post!
I agree. Cash was quite the poet wasn’t he~
Trains & Johnny Cash!
Woot, Woot! Or – would that be Toot, Toot! ?
Maybe wooo wooo?????????
Definitely on the right track, Cindy! RH
Chuckles & cheers!
Seeing these pictures and reading along, I would like to get on one.
We’re going to take The Glacier Express in Switzerland next year. Can’t wait and I hope you do ride one soon my friend~
In my normal manner of attempting “one-ups-man-ship” or in this case “one-ups-therapist-ship” I submit the following:
Oh what an amazing adventure!! Great photos too……course the bug bites weren’t so fun! We want to take the train to see the polar bears in Canada, maybe in 2015. We’re doing the entire Glacier Express in Switzerland next year. Love the Swiss trains~
Your photos and Johnny – great combo!!
Awww mil grazi~
I love these pictures. We live by some rails . . . 99% of the cars have graffiti! So sad!
Yes, trains have such soulful beauty…..they should not be defaced~
It’s the ultimate romance, so evident from your gorgeous pictures, the sound of a moving train plays in my head and a nudge, I need a ride, it’s been a while…
Yep!! We both understand this. Not surprised my friend that you do~
Great post Cindy, I love the pictures. 🙂
Merci & happy Friday!
Oh one of my favourite songs! Great train photos too.
So glad and have a wonderful weekend!
I love trains! Lovely photos of them you got here. I’m admiring them while having the Johnny Cash song playing on YouTube. Great choice of song – thanks!
Oh I SO love that you played the song!! It was playing in my head too! Very cool Halim~
Great photos! I was just at the Illinois Railway Museum last weekend. I Toooootally love trains. My grandfather had his whole basement turned into a mini train village. Great childhood memories!
Oh you had one of those coooool grandfathers!! How awesome. I am in love with those train villages…..So happy to find another trainy!! Cheers to you~
Shadows of a bygone era… Such a shame because this was such a wonderfully comfortable way to travel…, no worry, no hurry, and you got to see so much along the way. Trains took you to places that cars still can’t go, to sights you can see no other way (except hike in). Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics, Cuz. Great post !
…an afterthought…, I really liked the old steamer at the end.
Another train person!! And a cousin too. Trains are still used to travel a lot (thank goodness) in other countries. So I’m always on a train and I love them too. Very sad that we don’t still use them here…..Alaska does though and they are incredibly scenic~
Trains are a joy of human invention–always luring me into their story. We have a train that still runs through our town, and it’s par of our small-town (albeit, university) culture. Graffiti-ed trains are a visual treat, and even when we have to stop for them, we’re entertained. Enjoyed your post.
I love to hear the whistles in the night. I used take the coastal train to visit my son when he was an undergrad, lots of ocean front viewing……so glad we still have some trains taht people just ride!
I meant “that” but WP has changed the comments correction page……..
These photos make me really want to try the train. 😀
(I have never traveled on a train, sub-way does not count, does it?)
Naw, subways are definitely a different vibe! Hope you take a train ride soon my friend~
Sounds you’re ready for a transcontinental train ride. 🙂
Well, we’re going to do The Glacier Express which will almost two weeks riding Swiss trains through The Alps!! Tony Judt said he envisions heaven as a Swiss train ride through the Alps!
I love these!
So happy you do! Cheers to you~
I love trains! Awesome pics!!
A fellow trainy!! Yay!! 🙂
Love the old trains! And they’re so bright and colourful and bursting with character and romance! Love to go travelling on one of those 🙂
Can you imagine those dining cars in their heydey! Each was private owned and appointed. The silver service is still in them!! Cheers to you my friend and the wolfchild too of course~
Grew up with trains miss them being near bye Wonder if any of Mike’s art was on them he is a naughty boy
well he inherited his artistry from you and errrrrrr…..dare I say, his naughtiness too!
🙂 I am 1/2 the problem but the other part can carry the rest 🙂
yep ok, artistry from you naughtiness from the other one!! works for me!!
Fabulous, photos, Cindy. Those trains are so photogenic. 🙂
nothing like a train winding through the mountains! cheers & thanks~
There really is something romantic about riding the rails. I love this post Cindy because I love the trains and Johnny Cash and the song. You always manage to touch a heartstring.
If I can do anything to cheer you up these hard days, than the post was worthwhile. Know you are grieving. Hugz~
You have been spotted! I like your photos… and tweeting them.
How wonderful! Cheers & thanks~
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Thank you for your thoughtfulness my friend~