The term "Track and Time" refers to a written or printed document of giving exclusive track occupancy authorization for a train crew to be on a section of track. It is a method to protect the lives of railroad workers and equipment from accidents.
On the SARHM website, we use the term as the name of our calendar. This calendar contains information for events for Railroad Enthusiasts which take place around Texas. So no matter where you live in Texas, you can find out what is going on right here. Click on the Track-n-Time button at the top of the page.
It is interesting how the railroad has influenced music over the years. Not only have artists used and imitated the rhythms and the sounds that are uniquely created by the railroad, but also used the terminology and titles of the men and women who work on the railroad. The second verse of Chuck Berry's 1958 rock and roll classic hit Johnny B. Goode, is a fine example of this.
He use to carry his guitar in a gunny sack And sit beneath the trees by the railroad track. Oh, the engineers used to see him sitting in the shade, Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made. The People passing by, they would stop and say Oh my that little country boy could play.
The following Youtube Playlist has been created and is periodically updated with new selections as they are found for your enjoyment. They encompass a wide range of genres. So sit back and enjoy the Songs of the Railroad.