A Classic of the Genre

There are train songs all over the modern popular and folk music landscape.  Songs about trains, songs set on trains, songs that sound like trains.

I am one of those who find that sound of a train supremely soothing.  Whether I am on the train, or it's going by, I love to listen to it.  As someone who doesn't get ASMR in general, the experience its enthusiasts describe is very like mine of a train sound.  I could babble about this for a few hundred more words but I won't waste your time.  So here's a definitive tune, in a clip from the All Star Bluegrass Celebration:


This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F