Welcome to the
RR Songs website of
Frank Strong

This web site is dedicated to the great heritage of the American rail road system 
and the music that was created during it's development.

Howdy Friend !   Welcome to the RR Songs website of Frank Strong !

‘Freight Train’ Frank’s

Railroad Songs
CD Now Available !


'Freight Train' Frank Strong, Jr.
vocals, guitar, harmonica,
resonator guitar

John Lee Egan - bass
Bill Melton
- mandolin
Glenn Wiggins - guitar
Jean Olson - Cover design

Special thanks to Jeanette Strong, 
VSA Arts of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council.

All songs were recorded at Triad Studios, Des Moines, Iowa 
except I've Been Working on the Railroad  
(Stage Fright Studio, Omaha, NE).


Here are some sample sound clips from the
'Freight Train' Frank's Railroad Songs CD ...

To see a list of Frank's 
Upcoming Music Gigs, click

NEW! International VSA Press Release !

Check out our Referrals Webpage!

  To access the
Beginner Harmonica Training Manual

Click HERE.

To order your copy of  the CD 
"‘Freight Train’ Frank’s Railroad Songs", click HERE

To sign up for the Frank Strong newsletter, click HERE.

To learn more about Frank, click HERE

Is Frank visiting your school?  
Click HERE to tell the media in your area.

To visit some of Frank's 
Favorite Railroad Links, click HERE

To visit some of Frank's favorite 
Harmonica Links, click HERE

The value of music education is enormous.  
Click HERE to learn more.

  To see photos of Frank at various gigs click HERE.

Track / Title Author / Time Real
.WAV Audio
1. Fireball Mail Anonymous    2:41
2. Pat Works on the Railway Anonymous   2:42
3. Dark Hollow Anonymous   1:54
4. Jesse James Anonymous    1:52
5. John Henry Anonymous   2:45
6. Casey Jones Anonymous   2:55
7. 500 Miles Anonymous    1:55
8. Mountain Railway M.E. Abbey and
Charles Tillman    2:33
9. Nine Pound Hammer Anonymous    2:05
10. Freight Train Anonymous   1:27
11. Love in Vain Anonymous    2:05
12. Get on Board Anonymous    2:12
13. People Get Ready Curtis Mayfield    1:50
14. Wabash Cannonball Anonymous   2:30
15. Rock Island Line Anonymous    2:02
16. This Train Anonymous    1:57
17. I've Been Workin' on
the Railroad
Anonymous   2:21

Note:  All clips are in Real Audio or .WAV file format. 
If you want to download a free Real Audio player, click

Frank Strong

Frank Strong makes musical presentations on railroad songs and harmonica instruction.  Frank is an artist with the VSA arts of Iowa, the Iowa Arts Council and Metro Arts Alliance of Des Moines.  Frank was born in Council Bluffs, the eastern terminus of the Union Pacific railroad.  Frank began to play guitar and harmonica when he was 18 years old. From his early years he acquired an interest in the historical, cultural and economic effects of railroads on society.

When not performing music, Frank is Director of Programs at the Central Iowa Center for Independent Living in Des Moines, a non-profit agency serving persons with disabilities.  In addition he makes presentations on leadership skills and Parliamentary procedures.  Frank enjoys playing a variety of music and is a regular at the downtown Des Moines farmer’s market. He has recorded a CD of railroad songs accompanied by guitar and harmonica. 

To email Frank, send your email to:  frank@frankstrong.net

Frank Strong - an artist with the VSA arts of Iowa, the Iowa Arts Council and Metro Arts Alliance of Des Moines.

This web page was last updated on Sunday, January 28, 2007

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