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- Side One
- John Axon was a Railway Man
- It was 4 a.m. that Saturday
- The Iron Road is a Hard Road
- It doesn't matter where you come from …
- The rain was gently falling …
- Come all you British loco men
- The Repair Was Done
- I May Be A Wage Slave On Monday (part one)
- Side Two
- I May Be A Wage Slave On Monday (part two)
- Come All You Young Maidens
- Steam Train, Steam Train
- Under The Large Injector Steam-Valve
- The engine had reached the distant signal
- On the 3rd of May 1957
- Ewan MacColl, A.L. Lloyd, Isla Cameron, Fitzroy Coleman, Stan Kelly, Dick Loveless, Charles Mayo, Colin Dunn & Dominic Behan 
- Jim Bray: Bass
- Terry Brown: Trumpet
- Bob Clark: Fiddle
- John Cole: Harmonica
- Fitzroy Coleman: Guitar
- Bryan Daly: Guitar
- Alf Edwards: English Concertina 
- Billy Loch: Drums
- Bobby Mickleburgh: Trombone
- Peggy Seeger: (5-String) Banjo
- Bruce Turner: Clarinet
- Named Speakers
- Gladys Axon, Ron Scanlon, Jack Pickford, Alec Watts, Jim Howarth, Kenneth Pearson, Alfred Ball, Joseph Leckie, School Harborne & Parish Choir
- First broadcast July 2, 1958, BBC Home Service
- Repeated: August 5, 1958; May 22, 1960 & June 11, 1963
- Note that the original broadcast was a 45-minute version. 
- The Ballad of John Axon was the work (script) of Ewan MacColl and Charles Parker
- Song Lyrics and Music: Ewan MacColl
- Instrumental Arranging and Musical Direction: Peggy Seeger
- Actuality Recording: Ewan MacColl and Charles Parker 
- Production: Charles Parker 
- Technical Direction: John Bower 
- Not credited. Source: Set In Song.
- In the hour-long, not the 45-minute, version. Source: Set In Song.
- Not credited. Source: Mainly Norfolk.
'Engine driving's got to be in your blood for a start. If it's not in your blood to stand the erratic hours you'll never stand the pace. The railway life, to my mind — to the proper railwayman — it always comes first, it's in his blood.'
(Alec Watts — Chargeman Cleaner)
The old railwayman, it was a tradition, it was part of your life railways went through the back of your spine like Blackpool went through rock.'
(Jim Howarth — Driver)
'What a feeling you have when you get off the shed; you've got the engine, you've got the control of it, and what a feeling — I'm cock of the bank, there's nobody can take a rise out of me now, she's mine. Come on, me old beauty, and off we go. The moon's out and the countryside — it's lovely. On we go, what a feeling — she answers to every touch. Some more rock on, lad. Yes — it's grand.'
(Jack Pickford — Driver)