Saturday, December 23, 2017

Not Christmas, Part 1

Just to mix things up, here's a great share that really has nothing to do with Christmas, but how can you go wrong with that great cover shot?  This is a record featuring the sound of the Cadillac & Lake City Locomotive Number Two as it makes it's run on a winter day, sometime in the very early Seventies.  Already at that point, people realized that the era of the steam locomotive was fast coming to an end, and recordings like this began to pop up in an effort to hold onto some of that time.  Such locomotives are even harder to find these days, exclusively limited to museums and passenger excursions.  We have one that occasionally runs not to far from me, but they don't run the steam train except on special occasions once or twice a year.  I know this isn't the Christmas music you've come to expect this time of year, but for some of you this will be an interesting listen.  Please enjoy A Winter Run On The Cadillac & Lake City Railway (Marker Productions (Detroit, Michigan) MP-1001, Stereo, 1971).  The label lists tracks, but the breaks on the vinyl didn't come close to matching, so I just left it as side 1 and side 2.

Zippyshare

9 comments:

Buster said...

I grew up near Cleveland's main railroad yards (a number of my ancestors worked there), and well remember the sound of steam trains from my very early youth.

Ernie said...

Then this may be a walk down memory lane for you. It's not very exciting though, not much happens. I grew up just far enough from the tracks that I could hear the whistle, and that's about it.

Christopher tm said...

I dig this sort of thing. Thank you muchly.

-Xtm

Kwork said...

I do love this sort of thing. Thank you. While memories of these really aren't my own, it's fun to live through the sounds and others' memories.

Doc said...

Thank you, Ernie, for this. For some of us, trains are an integral part of Christmas. So, this was a treat. Thanks again (and for all you've shared this Christmas season). Doc

Kwork said...

Ernie, one suggestion for a repost if not too late. I don't seem to have the "Christmas Surprises From The Ralph Hunter Choir" like I thought, and agree with you the numerous times you've mentioned it being a must-have. Whether under that title, or it's reissue title, "Living Voices Sing Christmas Music," it's amazing. Is it still hsarable? Just curious. Thanks.

Traitor Vic said...

Thanks for dropping by over at The Melt, Ernie!

Lookin' very forward to this one!

Thanks, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

iggy said...

Hi Ernie. Took your advice and went back to "Christmas In July" and eventually "borrowed" about 31 hours worth of tunes. That should pretty well take care of the rest of my Christmases! Thanks for all the time and effort you put into that project. Astounding. Love the ones I already know, but love the ones I don't know even better! Hope you have a peaceful holiday and a great 2018! All good wishes,

!ggy

Comment Blue said...

This is great. I fall asleep with this on.