"Long Black Train"

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    There's a long black train comin' down the line,
    Feeding off the souls that are lost and cryin'.
    Rails of sin, only evil remains.
    Watch out, brother, for that long black train.
    Look to the heaven's, you can look to the sky.
    You can find redemption staring back into your eyes.
    There is protection and there's peace the same:
    Burnin' your ticket for that long black train.

    'Cause there's victory in the Lord, I say.
    Victory in the Lord.
    Cling to the Father and his Holy name,
    And don't go ridin' on that long black train.

    There's an engineer on that long black train,
    Makin' you wonder if the ride is worth the pain.
    He's just a-waitin' on your heart to say:
    "Let me ride on that long black train."

    But you know there's victory in the Lord, I say.
    Victory in the Lord.
    Cling to the Father and his Holy name,
    And don't go ridin' on that long black train.

    Well, I can hear the whistle from a mile away.
    It sounds so good but I must stay away.
    That train is a beauty makin' everybody stare,
    But its only destination is the middle of nowhere.

    But you know there's victory in the Lord, I say.
    Victory in the Lord.
    Cling to the Father and his Holy name,
    And don't go ridin' on that long black train.

    I said cling to the Father and his Holy name,
    And don't go ridin' on that long black train.

    Yeah, watch out brother for that long black train.
    That devil's drivin' that long black train.

    -Josh Turner
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    1. Professor Bop 59 months ago | reply

      This photo has been tracked for Excellence.
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      Rail Vignettes

    2. Kudapaw62 59 months ago | reply

      looks like a pretty route, needs a Locomotive and some passengers to enjoy it!

    3. cindy47452 59 months ago | reply

      Thank you. This is a route from long ago. Used only for storage of old train cars now. Such a shame, as this runs between two historic old hotels. Made a good walk, though.

    4. Kudapaw62 59 months ago | reply

      How long is the trackage? You could find Railroad fans that could form a club, willing to put up money to restore and privatize the line and preserve history!

    5. askinimages 56 months ago | reply

      I love this shot. Very cool. The leading line of the rusted, curving rails really draw you in to another era. You can almost hear the ghosts . . .

    6. cindy47452 56 months ago | reply

      Thank you. This one turned out better than I had hoped for.

    7. Hackers_ARE_Assholes [deleted] 53 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Most Beautiful Art Ever Seen, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. diego.barrios 52 months ago | reply

      Great pic!.. Congratulations!..

    9. Images by A.J. 48 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Railroad Images by Women, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. austinrok 47 months ago | reply

      Is there a Locomotive still attached to that? That would be really Cool if there was!

    11. cindy47452 47 months ago | reply

      Sorry, there is not. There are several old locomotives around this train yard and a lot of other old cars hooked to this one.

    12. handsomedan1967 43 months ago | reply

      If this was near me, I'd go rescue that train :)

    13. cindy47452 43 months ago | reply

      There would be lots of rescues here. They have all kinds of old railcars.

    14. soilse 27 months ago | reply

      That's a very forlorn-looking train. Wonder what stories it could tell. Thanks for the image and the lyrics.

    15. cindy47452 27 months ago | reply

      Thank you. This is one of my favorite images!

    16. anoldent 26 months ago | reply

      Nice find, well captured.

    17. cindy47452 26 months ago | reply

      Thank you. I rounded the corner and there it was!

    18. jgubbins207 10 months ago | reply

      They do rescue these old abandoned trains. There is a train museum in French Lick where this photo was taken that brings the old relics back to life.

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