Casey Jones, the train engineer who inspired many a song, was born on this date in 1864. His story has become legendary, but he was a real hero. Jones died with his hand on the brake of his train as it collided with another, thus saving his crew. What are your favorite train songs? Tell us in the comments below and we'll spin a set this morning.
Here's todays's playlist:
1. "City of New Orleans" - Arlo Guthrie
2. "Midnight Train to Georgia" - Gladys Knight and the Pips
3. "Love Train" - The O'Jays
4. "Casey Jones" - The Grateful Dead