12 Dayze of Christmas Gratefulness-TEN: Ridin' that Train...
Traveler: To experience the other "dayze" in this seer-ease...just get back on your camel...travel afar (out)...to the blog: https://www.asoulinwonder.com/blog-1
As we've traveled so far...we've highlighted seasonal tunes and symbols.
"WISE MEN" & "TRAINS" are now on the schedule...ALL ABOARD!!!
MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH TRAINS
I grew up in Richmond Hill, Queens (NY) right by the Long Island Railroad's Morris Park Yards on Atlantic Avenue. Our playground was called "Smokey Park"...and, YES, I saw steam engines there. My friends and I would spend some days climbing into parked freight cars behind the Sheffield Farms Dairy bottling plant and the Diehl & Sons Trucks dealership (a "Diehl" was in my grammar school class).
I remember telling my friend Tommy that when I grew up, I was going to work on the railroad. This love affair with rails led me to explore every line in the NYC Subway System and the Staten Island Rapid Transit System. Also introduced our son John via all sorts of model trains (LEGO, BRIO, Thomas the Tank Engine...) I STILL LOVE TRAINS.
--LIRR's Morris Park Yards seen from Atlantic Avenue
BETHLEHEM EXPRESS: WISE MEN TAKE THE RAILS
THREE WISE GUYS: MOE, LARRY, & CURLY...OFF THE RAILS
The Three Stooges A Pain In The Pullman (1936) Full Episodes #16 (19:52)
3 MORE WISE GUYS: GROUCHO, CHICO & HARPO...OFF THE RAILS
Marx Brothers Go West (The Train) (03:12)
OF MONKEYS AND ENGINEERS
'Monkey and the Engineer' by the Barton Hills Choir (02:41)
"Monkey and the Engineer" live in Denver, CO - Barton Hills Choir (02:47)
Monkey & Engineer - Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir on Letterman, April 13, 1982 (17:20 to 19:40 [end])
--watch Bobby's changing facial expressions as he tells the story...
Jerry Garcia posing in front of a train, San Francisco Zoo 9/1/66
tOM at the controls as Engineer & Monkey
Monkey and the Engineer (Oct. 2022)
--a post about the Grateful Dead cover band Half Step Band's arrival at the LIRR's Malverne, NY station for a show that was part of Malverne's Fall Street Festival.
"NEXT TIME YOU THROW A TRAIN, INVITE ME" - JANIS JOPLIN
Festival Express Trailer (02:07)
--This is the trailer for a film that was thought lost for over 30yrs... then found and beautifully restored. It showcases a cross-country tour of Canada by train in 1970....a fascinating look how the promoter Kenny Walker got together such a wide-ranging group of musicians if mind-boggling... groups/ artists here include Janis Joplin/ Grateful Dead/ The Band/ Ian & Slvia/ Flying Burrito Bros/ Buddy Guy/ Sha Na Na/ Delaney & Bonnie/ Mashmakan, Eric Anderson, Tom Rush...If you're into that late 60's vibe this is must-see film with an amazing list of extra's....This is much more than just music.....
Grateful Dead - Don't Ease Me In (Festival Express) HD (03:28)
DEAD ENGINEERS AT THE THROTTLE
Grateful Dead - Casey Jones (Winterland 12/31/78) (05:33)
Grateful Dead - Big Railroad Blues 1972 (05:45)
--Check out the goofy masks
Grateful Dead - Mystery Train / My Babe 11/8/70 (09:56)
Jerry Garcia-Mystery Train (partial) Honeymooners (02:14)
Stop That Train (Live) - Jerry Garcia Band (06:50)
Dylan And The Dead - Slow Train Coming 7-12-1987 Giants Stadium, NY (Set 3 - 01) (04:33)
Grateful Dead- Passenger rides the Soul Train - Mashup (02:56)
RIDIN' THAT GRATEFULNESS TRAIN: NYC SUBWAYS
This section is from a previous post in this seer-ease...
Grateful Dead-Iko Iko 3-18-90. NYC Subway Dance Party (08:07)
This was on the NYC subways "1" line..."ONE" nation under Grateful Dead...ONE...where people from all backgrounds can play together as ONE...
Check out all the happy faces..
Social Experiment: Blast Grateful Dead on Subway in 2018 and see what happens (05:49) Another "grate" video by Knut Masco
--interesting that this was filmed on the "G" & "D" lines...as these are the band's initials AND how some orthodox Jews respect the name of Yahweh by writing "G-d"...indicating that it's entirety cannot be captured by our mere words...
Video comments say that some people didn't get it...some did...just like with many messianic figures...
SANTA'S GRATEFULNESS BAG OF EXTREEEES
The Traveling Wilburys - End Of The Line (Official Video) (03:25)
History Of Model Railroading - Model Trains Through The Years (02:17)
Miniatur Wunderland: Largest Model Train Set - Guinness World Records (05:33) You can move the German text element so you can view the English subtitles.
--"Located in Hamburg, Germany, the largest model train set has a huge total length of 15,400 m (50,525 ft). To put that into perspective, the length of the train set is enough to get you to the top of Mount Everest - and 6,000 m back down the other side!"
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