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Train Tunes to Get in the Rail-Riding Spirit

Mix it Up and Create Your Own Amtrak SoundTrack

Whether you're getting ready for your next train trip or just looking to take an audio adventure, tunes like these will get you in the rail-riding spirit. Load up your music player and create your own Amtrak SoundTrack. If you come up with a great mix, share it with us.

Amtrak Fan & Follower Favorites

Take the 'A' Train, 1941
Duke Ellington

Number Nine Train, 1959
Tarheel Slim

Carolina Blues, 1996
Blues Traveler

Waiting for the Train to Come In, 1945
Peggy Lee

Mean Ole Lonesome Train, 1957
Lightnin' Slim

Amtrak Crescent, 2006
Scott Miller and the Commonwealth

Texas Eagle, 1999
Steve Earle

Train Round the Bend, 1970
Velvet Underground

Engine Engine No. 9, 1965
Roger Miller

Trains, 2002
Porcupine Tree

Wreck of the Old 97, 1950
Pink Anderson

John Henry, 1959
Furry Lewis

California Zephyr, 1956
Hank Williams Sr.

Morning Train (9 to 5), 1980 
Sheena Easton

Driver 8, 1985

Last Train to London, 1979

King of the Road, 1965
Roger Miller

The Gandy Dancers Ball, 1952
Tennessee Ernie Ford

Long Black Train, 2003
Josh Turner

She Caught the Katy (And Left Me a Mule To Ride), 1968
Taj Mahal and James Rachell

Cannonball, 1985

Freight Train, circa 1907
Elizabeth Cotten

Last Train Home, 1987
Pat Metheny

Editor's Picks

On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe, 1946
Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer

I've Been Working on the Railroad, 1894
American folk song

She'll Be Comin 'Round the Mountain, late 1800s
American folk song

Night Train, 1952
Jimmy Forrest

Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1941
Glenn Miller and His Orchestra

Love Train, 1973
The O'Jays

Folsom Prison Blues, 1955
Johnny Cash

Midnight Special, 1927
Carl Sandburg

The Loco-motion, 1962
Little Eva

How Long Must I Wait for You, 1999
Joe Jackson

Casey Jones, 1909
T. Lawrence Seibert, Wallace Saunders and Eddie Newton

Midnight Train to Georgia, 1973
Gladys Knight & the Pips

Theme from Petticoat Junction, 1963
Paul Henning and Curt Massey

Choo Choo Ch'Boogie, 1946
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five

This Train is Bound for Glory, 1958
Woody Guthrie

Long Train Runnin', 1973
The Doobie Brothers

Hobo's Lullaby, 1961
Goebel Reeves

Last Train to Clarksville, 1966
The Monkees

Mystery Train, 1953
Little Junior's Blue Flames

Train in Vain, 1980
The Clash

Train Kept a Rollin', 1965
The Yardbirds

Orange Blossom Special, 1939
Ervin and Gordon Rouse

Downtown Train, 1985
Tom Waits

Train, Train, 1990

City of New Orleans, 1972
Arlo Guthrie

Life's Railway to Heaven, 1959
Patsy Cline

Peace Train, 1971
Cat Stevens

Freight Train Boogie, 1946
Delmore Brothers

Waiting for a Train, 1928
Jimmie Rodgers

Love in Vain, 1937
Robert Johnson

Rock Island Line, 1934
John Lomax

Blue Train, 1957
John Coltrane

Hobo's Blues, 1972
Paul Simon

Big Rock Candy Mountain, 1949
Burl Ives

My Baby Thinks She's a Train, 2005
Leroy Preston

The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore, 1963
The Dusing Singers

Train in the Distance, 1971
Paul Simon

Groovy Train, 1990
The Farm

Five Hundred Miles, 1961
Hedy West

Sentimental Journey, 1944
Bud Green, Les Brown and Ben Homer

Let the Train Blow the Whistle, 1994
Johnny Cash

C'mon N' Ride It (The Train), 1996
The Quad City DJ's

Bye Bye Blackbird, 1926
Ray Henderson and Mort Dixon

Sixteen Tons, 1946
Merle Travis

Wabash Cannonball, 1882
J. A. Roff

People Get Ready, 1965
The Impressions

Locomotive Breath, 1971
Jethro Tull

Northern Line, 2005

Train Whistle Blues, 1930
Jimmie Rodgers

Marrakesh Express, 1969
Graham Nash

One After 909, 1970
The Beatles

Boxcar Blues, 1930
Frank Marsales

Crazy Train, 1980
Ozzy Osbourne

Old Familiar Steam, 1995
Old 97s

Slow Train Through Georgia, 1987
Norman Blake