A historical account of the a tragic railway accident in Mexico killing over two hundred people. Appalachian style male/female harmonies, accordion, banjo, flat picked guitar with string underscore. Ideal for locomotive documentaries, train theme TV and Film. Mixed Vocals, Americana, Americana
Description: A historical account of the a tragic railway accident in Mexico killing over two hundred people. Appalachian style male/female harmonies, accordion, banjo, flat picked guitar with string underscore. Ideal for locomotive documentaries, train theme TV and Film.
Social Media Link: https://www.audiosparx.com/sa/archive/Americana/Americana-Roots/Morelos-Train-10/814487
Extended Properties Duration: 4:48
Arrangement: Duo / Duet Instruments: Accordion, Guitar, Banjo, Bongos, Cello, Cymbals, Bass, Folk Fiddle, Strings, Violin, Vocals, Snare drum, Shaker, Violoncello Vocal Mix: Mixed Vocals Language: English
Album: Braving Pulp & Ink
Use Restrictions: Use in pornographic, x-rated, sexually stimulating or similar productions prohibited Use in products or commercial advocating or advertising use of illegal drugs or tobacco prohibited Use in satan-worship, devil worship, anti-religion or similar extreme productions prohibited Use in products or productions advocating racial, sexual or similar discrimination or bias prohibited
Styles: Backwoods / Folksy, Civil War, Cowboys & Indians, Documentary, History, Pulp / Tarantino, School / Education, Section / Finale, Tragedy, Western
Lyrical Topics: Dark / Brooding, Death, Suffering, Depressing, Despair
In the skies of Malpais a storm had begun The Morelos Line Rail and a twin headed train Started off that dark night through cimmerian rain
With an engine in front and one pushed behind There were ten cars in all on the narrow gauge line 80 barrels of brandy and two hundred plus men Loaded all that they had on Morelos Train Ten
Oh the lighting it clapped and the thunder did roll The unforeseen flood that night took its toll She washed out the farms and the missions of old But the train and the men labored on with their load
It’s falling down and around in vain Pounding on all the diluvian rain Down Round Down
Half blind from the deluge the brakeman did not know As he neared the barranca with the river below The great storm in her hunger had devoured the bridge And the train never slowed as they plunged from the ridge
It’s tumbling stumbling rumbling on The dissonant screams of all hope is gone Down Round Down
The Morelos lay mangled wedged hard in the mud The brandy spilled out to blend with the blood And when the engines caught fire their fumes fueled the flame Taking all that was left of the Morelos Line Train
On June 23rd 1881
Extended Keywords: On 18 June 1881, the narrow gauge Morelos Railroad from Mexico City to Cuautla first opened to the public. To honor the occasion, the President of Mexico and other high government officials visited Cuautla, accompanied by about 300 soldiers. Approximately 100 of the soldiers returned to Mexico City on 20 June, with the remainder set to leave on 23 June.
The 23 June train consisted of: Two locomotives (one forward, one rear), A passenger car for the Army officers, Five wooden boxcars for the soldiers and their wives, Two wooden boxcars carrying freight, including 80-100 barrels of brandy.
There had been heavy rains in the area, and in the dark, the engineer was unable to see that the bridge was now unsupported. When the train started over the bridge it immediately dropped into the ravine. On the way down, burning coals from the rear locomotive set the barrels of alcohol aflame. Between the fall and fire, few survived.