Sounds of Steam Locomotives, No. 3: Colorado Narrow Gauge Stack Music

Sounds of Steam Locomotives, No. 3: Colorado Narrow Gauge Stack Music

Various Artists FW06154 / FX 6154

“This is the story of three little locomotives and 33 cars climbing Cumbres Pass, on the Colorado-New Mexico border” says Vinton Wight, who recorded this “tale” in 1958. The album focuses on one specific train ride that was documented and recorded by Wight in the form of a tale of its journey through a rocky mountain pass. Wight says: “Here is truly a page out of the past. As [the train cars] struggle you can close your eyes and see the locomotives that preceded them in years gone by… what tales these mountains could tell.” Liner notes include detailed information on the journey and train.

Year Released 1958
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1958 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Sounds
Country(s) United States
Subject(s) Sound effects
Credits

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101 A Ride on the Train to Yesterday n/a 19:46
201 Three Little Engines and 33 Cars n/a 19:09
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