Hearing Voices: Go By Train: Riding the Rails

Musician Calvin Johnson (Beat Happening, K Records) hosted train tales: An existential interaction with an automated Amtrak voice. The Kronos Quartet played Steve Reich's "Different Trains." Singer Jules Shear recalled an on-board performance. A Sound Portrait of a Pullman Porter. A track-hopping hobo named Short Stop. Circus performer Little Jack Horton and poet Charles Bukowski stolen engine car. Segregated train-travel from StoryCorps. The world's largest model railroad. And Calvin's Great Aunt Grace's 1891 train trip.

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