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where is bala lake railway ? i presume wales but where exactly? lovely little engines and stock there!

 

Here - https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=bala+lake&hl=en&ll=52.884855,-3.618973&spn=0.005419,0.009645&hnear=Bala+Lake&gl=uk&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=52.884855,-3.618973&panoid=XLhRMhBQJRKsC-OzdAERrQ&cbp=12,299.8,,0,0 - a nice run alongside the lake, too..

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Pick of the bunch, Broithe! :)

 

 

 

Johnny Cash was known to sing a few songs about trains...

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabash_Railroad#Wabash_Cannon_Ball

 

 

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Blossom_Special_(passenger_train)

 

 

 

I'd put 'Fulsom Prison Blues' in there as well, only the train mentioned in that song isn't the main subject... ;)

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[video=youtube;3VMSGrY-IlU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VMSGrY-IlU

 

Charlie on the MTA - Kingston Trio

 

Hal and the 'Gentlemen Callers' did a version in Malcolm In The Middle! Heard a sh*t-hot band from Carlow do a cover of it in Kilkenny one night, surprised to hear it on this side of the pond.

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[video=youtube;3VMSGrY-IlU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VMSGrY-IlU

 

Charlie on the MTA - Kingston Trio

 

Hal and the 'Gentlemen Callers' did a version in Malcolm In The Middle! Heard a sh*t-hot band from Carlow do a cover of it in Kilkenny one night, surprised to hear it on this side of the pond.

 

The modern day MTA, the MBTA, has a contactless smart card called the 'CharlieCard ' named after the hero of the song.

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