Wabash Cannonball - Townes Van Zandt

Lyrics and Meanings

Artist: Townes Van Zandt Title: Meanings: 1
those are the names of two trains mentioned in one of the less well-known verses of the song, "Wabash Cannonball." mostly associated with the Carter Family, that verse refers to the Illinois Central (IC) limited train and the "Royal Blue" that was the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O)'s flagship passenger train between New York City and Washington, D.C., in the United States, beginning in 1890. you can find more info on the wiki for "Wabash Cannonball," which has links to entries for those two trains. i hope this helps!

John Steele - Mar 2, 2016View all