Australian Railway Songs: Railway Song and Poems

Australian Railway Songs, Poems and Tunes

see also Eastern Torres Strait Islander Songs

a) From various sources

83 Ordinary People

150 Hiney-Monoosh

The 5603 or Death Where is Thy Sting

The Ace Driver

A Parson\’s in the Camp (1935)

A Railway Concert (1930)

A Song of the Railway Town

The Afghan\’s Song

A Union Man

Adelaide Tram Cars (1884)

All Along The Belgrave Line

At The Railway Station

An All-right Railway Man (1903)


Banjo Bill

The Battler\’s Ballad

Bide A Wee Bit

Big Green 38

Billy Sheehan

Blame the Railways (1924)

The Border Town Railway

Brake, Brake, Brake

The Broken Hill Port Pirie Line

Bring Back the Bloody Train

Bullocky Bill and His Old Red Team

Cane Train

Caws From Crowland

Coal Train

The Collingwood Railway

The Coombell Railway Smash

Come With Me Dancin\’

Don\’t Close The Depot Down

Down and Outback

The Dying Fettler

The Dying Railway Commissioner

The Dying Sleeper Cutter

The End of the Line

Engine Driver\’s Epitaph

The Engine Drivers

The Eyesight Test. His Last Trip!

Farewell Old Pal


Fettling On The Line

Flying Gang

From the Train

Gallopin\’ Out

The Geelong-Melbourne-Railway Polka

The Ghan

The Ghan

The Gippsland Railway

The Glenbrook Train Smash

Goolwatown Ride

The Gowrie Junction Smash

Grand-Dad (1917)

The Granville Disaster

The Granville Incident

Hands Off Cessnock Trains

Hides–The Toughest of the Tough

Home On The Comet

How Do the Numbers Go? (1930s)

How I Took The Bait (1933)

Hundred Year Old Dream


I Met Her on the Railway

The Illawarra Flyer

In Midland Where The Trains Go By

Indian Pacific

The Iron Steed

The Launceston And Deloraine Railway

Lay of the Navvy (1872)

The Leave Train

The Lights of Gladstone

Little Pig 400

Making the Grade

The Men on the Road

Midland Railway Workshops

Missing Mates

The Moss Vale Train

Mount Morgan

My New Career Path

The Navvies \”strike\” with horrid din

The Navvies

The Navvies (2)

The Navvy Crew

Navvy Jack

The Navvy On The Line

The Newcastle Flyer

The Night Operator (1893)

The Night Ride The Northcliff Line

The North-South Railway

The Northern Comet (1942)

The Northern Mail

Not Your Sky

Oh, The Mountains

The Old Bush Workers

The Old Chum\’s Musings

Old Ninety Seven …

On the Gundagai Line – Railway Bum Ballad

On The Night Train

On Retirement

Our Railway Men

Our Track!


The People’s Asset

The Pickers\’ Train

Phillis on the Railway

The Poison Train

The Poolers

Rambling Thoughts

The Railway

The Railway Buffet Sandwich

The Railway Chi-yikes

The Railway Crossing

The Railway Hotel

Railway Line

The Railway Phantom

Railway Poet – Weird Work

The Railway Question

Railway Rhymes

Railway\’s Comin\’ Through

Railway to the Sky

Railways 1846

Red Light

Riding on the Rail

Ridin\’ On The Fruit Train

Rose Days

Salute to the Paddle Wheels

The Scab Train

Sergeant Small or Down and Outback

The \”Seven Thirty Two\”

Short O\’ My Time

The Singleton Railway Galop (1863)

The Sleeper Cutters Camp

Sleeper Cutting at Baradine


Snowy\’s Joke (1924)

Song of the Fettler

The Song of the Midnight Express (1931)

The Song of the Pen (1907)

The Song Of The Old Rail-Motor

The Song of the Railway League (1863)

The Song of the Railway Train (1933)

Song of The Strike of 1917 (1917)

Sound Sleepers (1922)

The Staff Clerk\’s Lament (1918)

Steam\’s Up!

The Sunshine Disaster

To The Railway Strikers (1903)

TOOT for the Future – Trains On Our Tracks!


The Traffic Manager (1903)

The Train (1946)

Train Of Thought

Train Music: Percy Grainger

Train To Lidcombe

Trains on the brain

Train Song

The Transcontinental (1936)

Two Up And Eleven Down

The Union Rule Book

Water To The Trenches

The Wearin\’ o\’ The Badge (1912)

Werris Creek All Tickets Please

The Wheel On Steel: A Line To Darwin

When Do We Get The Rise?

When the Coal Blew Away

The Whistle of a Train (1939)

The Wild Beaudesert Train

With My Navvy Boots On

Wolgan Valley Ghost Train

The Women of the West


The Wreck of the North West Mail

The Wreck of the Thallon Mail

Your Tool Box will be Raffled By and By

Yurin Kabi – Juldigabi

The Zig Zag Railway

via Australian Railway Songs: Railway Song and Poems.

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