The Roundhouse Podcast

140: Short Line Railroad History Meets Classical Music

Mark Rheaume

Mark Rheaume, composer of “That’s the Way the Railroad Went” discusses how he created a 38 minute piece of music incorporating interviews documenting the Central Iowa Railway Company, a short line with a brief existence in the 1970s.

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What is your favorite musical piece about railroading?

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3 thoughts on “140: Short Line Railroad History Meets Classical Music

  1. Dale Oswald

    My favorite train song is Pat Metheny’s “Last Train Home”. It has a steam engine rhythm, and its sound evokes a feeling of a journey to a good place.

  2. Dale Oswald

    Nick, I’d like to hear a discussion about advocacy. Perhaps you could interview someone from Rail Passengers Association, and/or a state or local association. I’d like to learn about their history, efforts and membership efforts.

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