We LIKE the train!
Maier's Grove is right next to the railway that runs East-West through Blandon, PA. At least once an hour a train comes past the festival grounds, blowing its whistle to warn cars at the crossings near the Grove. We LIKE it!
Trains and music have been entwined since trains came into being. Trains and Old Time Music are so completely and romantically entangled that the train past Maier's Grove is almost like a suitor to the festival.
For your pleasure, we provide a link to Wikipedia's list of hundreds of train songs - just click on the train image below.
One of the first tunes clawhammer banjo players learn is Reuben's Train. To hear the tune, click the play button to the right.