SOLDIER'S DISEASE

STEAM UP

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by greh @ 5:31pm on August 27, 2011

Good friend and amazing musician Damion Romero (known for his earth-moving heavy tonal work under his own name, and previously as Speculum Fight) offered up a recording of a radio show he’d done over 8 years ago playing exclusively Steam Engine records, something he has an impressive collection of. So that brings us here, where you can hear some of his favorite sounds from of these now extinct beasts.

You can download the mix HERE or click the play button to listen now.

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  1. c11 439 – 1972.09.23 – (toshiba records – toct-8731)
  2. high country steam – #484 2-8-2 great freight ’79 in thunderstorm – (arkay – ar-1058)
  3. all steamed up! – #5506 burlington 2-8-2 – (howard fogg recordings)
  4. twilight of steam – #15 2-8-2 – (mobile fidelity – mf 13)
  5. steam echoes – u.p. #4005 “big boy” – (award high fidelity – e.p. ripley)
  6. sunday only – #5632 4-8-4 – (mobile fidelity – mf 9)
  7. steam railroading under thundering skies – #300 mikado 2-8-2 – (mobile fidelity – mf 8 )
  8. hear that whistle blow – #25 2-6-2 & #19 2-8-2 doubleheader to pondosa – (mobile fidelity – mf 12)
  9. ghost train – special whistle effect, grand trunk western #6323 4-8-4 – (mobile fidelity – mf 10)
  10. steel rails under thundering skies – extra 1702 east with rear helper engine #11 – (bainbridge records – bt 6243)
  11. whistling thru dixie – buffalo creek & gauley #4, 2-8-0 dundon to widen, west virginia, summer 1960 – (mobile fidelity – mf 6)
  12. whistles west – s.p. 4436 northern 4-8-4 – (railway & locomotive historical society inc. – r-1319)
  13. remember when? – aboard southern pacific’s starlight with daylight type 4460 – (mobile fidelity – mf 5/m)
  14. the fading giant (sounds of steam railroading vol. 2) – train 42, the pelican, arrives rural retreat, va. with background of chimes from the lutheran church – departs. – (o. winston link)
  15. highball – mainline 2- (mobile fidelity – mf 4)
  16. freight service only – denver & rio grande western 488, 493 & 494 (2-8-2’s) – (s.k. railroad recordings – sk-103)
  17. steam in colorado – freight extra, northbound for fort collins, with colorado & southern’s 282, #804, leaves boulder yard limits at 1:30 a.m. and works up a ruling grade, a mile from the microphone. – (mobile fidelity – trains#2)
  18. great moments in steam railroading – side 2, track 1 – (mobile fidelity – trains#3)
  19. berkshire in the alleghenies – scranton grade (on train) – (pilot to tender record co – pc 109)
  20. the pennsylvania railroad – horseshoe curve spectacular – (semaphore – dlp-6001)
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