• Railroad Myth/Folklore origins

  • General discussion related to all railroad clubs, museums, tourist and scenic lines. Generally this covers museums with static displays, museums that operate excursions, scenic lines that have museums, and so on. Check out the Tourist Railway Association (TRAIN) for more information.
General discussion related to all railroad clubs, museums, tourist and scenic lines. Generally this covers museums with static displays, museums that operate excursions, scenic lines that have museums, and so on. Check out the Tourist Railway Association (TRAIN) for more information.

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Hello - I am interested in finding the origins of two separate, but related railroad folk tales. The first is the tale of the hell-bound or down bound train (according to a song by Chuck Berry). The second appears to be a more recent phenomenon/story - that of the apocalypse train. I am an American composer interested in using elements of these railroad myths in a new work. Any books, websites, or other source suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!