Music of the Rails • Soundiata • Lexil • 2000s

Thanks to Marc for sharing

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Music of the Rails • Orchestre Rail-Band de Bamako

Thanks to Marc for sharing…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_Band

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Railway Poster • Norman Wilkinson • LMS • 1920s

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Railway Photograph • Princess Elizabeth • LMS • 1933

Official portrait

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Railway Print • USA • 1930s

Loius Lozowick, Train and Factory, lithograph, 1933

From 1919 to 1924 Lozowick lived and traveled throughout Europe, spending most of his time in Paris, Berlin and Moscow. In the mid-1920s he started making his first lithographs. During this period he contributed an article to Broom which was very appreciative of Veshch-Gegenstand Objekt, by El Lissitzky and Ilya Ehrenburg. By 1926, when he joined the editorial board of the left-wing journal, New Masses, he was well-versed in current artistic developments in Europe, such as Constructivism and de Stijl.

See also, Charles Sheeler.

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Railway Print • USA • 1940s

Thomas Hart Benton – the wreck of the ol’ 97, lithograph 1944

The “Ol’ 97,” a Southern Railway locomotive, officially known as the Fast Mail, was en route from Monroe, Virginia, to Spencer, North Carolina, when it derailed at Stillhouse Trestle near Danville, Virginia, in September of 1903.

I’ve posted before about the American artist, Benton.

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Railway Photography • 20C

Here are three images from Swann’s NYC auction of vintage photographs, each with a railway theme.

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Network Rail • Live Stream TV • 2022

Here is Network Rail’s new live streaming relaxing railway dash-cam footage of Britain’s most scenic railway journeys.

There’s quite a lot of cab-view footage on line already, and there are many relaxing railway sound files to help people get to sleep and relax. This combines both these genres. It’s a bit frustrating that you can’t see where you are on the live stream…or maybe that’s just me.

The Network Rail channel has a number of specific routes listed too.

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Back on Track • Network Rail • 2022

Here is the advert for Network Rail’s campaign to get us all back moving about on the railway. The C19 pandemic has been very difficult for transport providers, with passenger numbers way down.

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Railway Modelling – The New Cool • Guardian • 2022

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/mar/23/im-proud-to-be-called-a-nerd-the-pop-and-rock-greats-who-love-model-railways

Of course, the link between railways and popular music is in the noise of the machine system. I’ve posted before about this kit of parts, just search for Music of the Rails…

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