Railfanning Review: The 1869 Budds Creek Disaster

Today marks the anniversary of the 1869 disaster at Budds Creek on the Memphis, Clarksville & Louisville Railroad.

Montgomery County, Tennessee, declared July 28, 2019, the sesquicentennial of the wreck, as Budds Creek Disaster Day of Remembrance.

Music

  • Intro: “Waiting on My Train to Come,” recorded live at the Southeastern Railway Museum on Aug. 2, 2020. Written by Todd DeFeo, (c) 2006, 2020 by Todd DeFeo (ASCAP). From “A Guy Walks Into a Train Museum.”
  • Background music: “Down in the Creek;” written and performed by Todd DeFeo (ASCAP); recorded on Oct. 15, 2019.
  • Outro: “Down in the Creek;” written and performed by Todd DeFeo (ASCAP); recorded on July 17, 2019.

Sound Effects

  • Diesel Horn: Recorded at the Southeastern Railway Museum on Nov. 14, 2020.
  • Steam Train: 1880s Train, recorded Sept. 12, 2020, in Hill City, South Dakota.

Show Notes

  • This previously unreleased podcast was edited from recordings made in July 2019.

Podcast produced by Joe Nevark.

Railfanning Review Podcast

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