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dsktc
12-17-2005, 08:39 PM
From today's Washington Post:

"This train is bound for glory," sang Arlo Guthrie, joined by his daughter Sarah Lee, son Abe and various friends, as the City of New Orleans train rumbled past factories and fields between Chicago and Kankakee, Ill.

"The Dec. 6 trip was actually the first time Guthrie rode the train celebrated in the Steve Goodman song of the same name that Guthrie made so famous. In a hastily-pulled-together benefit, Guthrie and a crew of musicians are riding the City of New Orleans from Chicago to the Big Easy, stopping along the way to play fundraising shows. The goal is to raise money for New Orleans musicians who lost instruments, homes and work as a result of Hurricane Katrina."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/16/AR2005121601733.html

Dave

Slopes09
12-18-2005, 08:49 PM
Heard about this when I was researching my Amtrak article. I used quotes from the song, originally by Steve Goodman(aka the better version) to start and end the article. Maybe I'll post the article after its published.