There's something inherently musical about trains. The clacking of wheels on steel rails, the hiss of steam engines, and the sound of a locomotive's horn fading into the distance have inspired songwriters since the earliest days of rail freight.
That fascination hasn't diminished, apparently. Modern-day troubadours still find inspiration—dare we say romance?—in the railroads we rely on to move intermodal containers, boxcars, tank cars, and the like. Here are just a few examples:
There's even a rock group called Entrain, and another simply named Train. And if you're really into this, just Google "railroad songs and ballads." You'll find numerous collections of rail-themed songs, both traditional and modern, for sale.