The Catskill Mountain Rail Road is proud to present our new CD with original music about trains (including ours) by and for people who love them, to celebrate the westward extension of our line!
The album features “Catskill Mountain Railroad Train” by Paul Payton and Rob Carlson and “Train Used to Run” by local legend Ben Rounds, both about our railroad, as well as a variety of other original Americana songs.
You can buy the CD at our ticket booth on train days, on line at CD Baby, or visit Presence Productions and click on each song title to hear it, as well as links to Spotify and Amazon.
Here are the links to the individual tracks on You tube:
Paul Payton & Rob Carlson – Catskill Mountain Railroad Train: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGMZe1tlsfA . The CMRR’s “theme song.”
Ben Rounds – Train Used to Run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfvU-lxbGWI Local legend and talented singer/songwriter; a song specifically about the U&D corridor, but a bigger picture as well.
Alice Bierhorst – Train Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-6nosnrVXw Dynamic and prolific singer/songwriter originally from Olivebridge, NY, now based in Brooklyn.
Rob Carlson & The Benefit Street Band – Shakin’ On Down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDDeVY47bQI Just cruisin’ down the track; from the band’s second album.
Wild Carnation – Susquehanna 142: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVJHpKrZnjg Driving tribute to a steam loco still running in New Jersey, where this band is from.
Paul Payton – Isn’t Life Just Like a Railroad?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5RTisLTDA8 A philosophical pause.
Goats in Trees – Fast Train: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meLWcZQH22E Great band, formerly from Brooklyn, now in Maine.
Rob Carlson & Benefit Street – Hudson Bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYamV0loQv0 Perhaps the next “Ashokan Farewell”? We sure hope so!
We hope you enjoy it!