Author Archives: Paul Rennie

Music of the Rails (and of the air) • Station and Airport Compilation

Strangely beautiful…and a kind of music.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Music of the Rails • SNCF Remix • 2016

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Music of the Rails • SNCF • Station Audio Ident • 2000s

This is definitely a kind of music, but I’m looking for this sampled and looped…and turned into something that’s not just a ring-tone. The starting point for this would be Kraftwerk’s, Trans Europe Express (1976). But there would also also … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Music of the Rails • Duke Ellington • Take the A Train • 1939

A railroad standard, recorded in 1939 and filmed here, in 1943, on a train…Perfect. And with wonderful jackets and an easy style. Genius.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Railway Poster • Austin Cooper • LNER • 1930s

Lovely.  

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Railway Poster • Austin Cooper • LNER • 1930s

Another one, lovely. Austin Cooper was a tutor at Byam Shaw…and a great poster designer. He was one of the “big five,” offered exclusive contracts by the LNER in the 1920s. The five poster designers were Tom Purvis, Frank Newbould, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Railway Poster • Frank Newbould • LNER • 1930s

Just arrived. Lovely.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Music of the Rails • Johnny Cash

Here is Johnny Cash singing along with some lovely old steam trains…Just to get us rolling.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Music of the Rails…

I’ve posted before about railways, locomotives and music…my friend and colleague, Abbie, recommended a spotify playlist of railway machine-noise. It’s a kind of ambient drone, and a sort of music. There’s something of this in the kling-klang soundtrack of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Railway Badge • British Railways • AL1 81 • c1964

Here is a lovely engine badge from the modernisation period of British Rail in the early 1960s. This was the first big AC engine. And here is a lovely painting of the engine…terrific. Actually, this picture is based on a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment