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The Best Country Songs About Trains

Whether they’re hopping them, catching them, or just waiting for them, it seems like trains will always be chugging their way into the hearts of country songwriters.

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Whether they’re hopping them, catching them, or just waiting for them, it seems like trains will always be chugging their way into the hearts of country songwriters.

August 4, 2023 10:55 pm GMT

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They make George Strait “lonesome”, Johnny Cash has got “a thing” about them and Roseanne Cash’s baby even thinks he is one.

Ever since Jimmie Rodgers picked up a guitar on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad and became "The Singing Brakeman" in the 1920s, country singers have been writing and singing songs about their enduring love affair with locomotives.

Whether they’re hopping them, catching them, or just waiting for them, it seems like trains will always be chugging their way into the hearts of country songwriters. We’ve collected together enough songs to make Francis Bourgeois go all giddy in our playlist of The Best Country Songs About Trains. All aboard!

See the full tracklist for Holler's Best Country Songs About Trains Playlist below:

  1. 1.

    I've Got A Thing About Trains

    Johnny Cash

  2. 2.

    My Love Affair With Trains

    Merle Haggard

  3. 3.

    I Been To Georgia On A Fast Train

    Billy Joe Shaver

  4. 4.

    Freight Train

    Alan Jackson

  5. 5.

    Desperados Waiting For A Train

    Guy Clark

  6. 6.

    Runaway Train

    Little Big Town

  7. 7.

    Long Black Train

    Josh Turner

  8. 8.

    Railroad of Sin

    Sturgill Simpson

  9. 9.

    Let The Train Blow The Whistle

    Johnny Cash

  10. 10.

    Wabash Cannonball

    Roy Acuff

  11. 11.

    Mystery Train

    Emmylou Harris

  12. 12.

    Trains Make Me Lonesome

    George Strait

  13. 13.

    City Of New Orleans

    Willie Nelson

  14. 14.

    Waiting For A Train

    Jimmie Rodgers

  15. 15.

    Hey Porter

    Johnny Cash

  16. 16.

    Freight Train

    Aaron Watson

  17. 17.

    Midnight Train To Memphis

    Chris Stapleton

  18. 18.

    Robbin' Trains

    Justin Moore

  19. 19.

    Train Leaves Here This Morning

    Eagles

  20. 20.

    On The Evening Train

    Johnny Cash

  21. 21.

    Two Trains

    Lowell George

  22. 22.

    Fast Movin' Train

    Restless Heart

  23. 23.

    Folsom Prison Blues

    Johnny Cash

  24. 24.

    Night Train

    Jason Aldean

  25. 25.

    The Midnight Special

    Creedence Clearwater Revival

  26. 26.

    Engine Engine #9

    Roger Miller

  27. 27.

    Rock Island Line

    Johnny Cash

  28. 28.

    Railroads

    Holly Williams

  29. 29.

    Raised by the Railroad

    Chris LeDoux

  30. 30.

    Play A Train Song

    Robert Earl Keen

  31. 31.

    Railroad Lady

    Willie Nelson

  32. 32.

    Railroad Cars

    Boy Named Banjo

  33. 33.

    I Heard That Lonesome Whistle

    Johnny Cash

  34. 34.

    That Atlantic Coastal Line

    Charley Pride

  35. 35.

    Train Yard

    Ray Wylie Hubbard

  36. 36.

    Nowhere Train

    Carlene Carter

  37. 37.

    Freight Train Boogie

    Willie Nelson

  38. 38.

    Leaving Train

    Gillian Welch

  39. 39.

    Train Travelin'

    Dierks Bentley

  40. 40.

    Slow Train

    Tyler Booth

  41. 41.

    Same Old Train

    Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs, Merle Haggard, Patty Loveless, Joe Diffie, Alison Krauss, Pam Tillis, Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris and Clint Black

  42. 42.

    Blue Smoke

    Dolly Parton

  43. 43.

    Life Rides The Train

    Porter Wagoner

  44. 44.

    On The Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe

    John Denver

  45. 45.

    The Train Never Stops

    Merle Haggard

  46. 46.

    This Train

    Randy Travis

  47. 47.

    Ghost Trains

    Hank Snow

  48. 48.

    My Baby Thinks He's A Train

    Roseanne Cash

  49. 49.

    Daddy Loved Trains

    Keith Whitley

  50. 50.

    Come Along and Ride This Train

    Johnny Cash

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