Tom Waits released the song Downtown Train in 1985, but Rod Stewart's 1989 #3 hit cover version is the one most of us remember. (Depending on how you feel about Mr. Stewart, you are either humming the song right now or cursing me for putting it in your head.)
Fort Collins has its own downtown trains--freight, not passenger--that rumble through on a daily basis. For safety reasons, they are slow, and their horns are loud enough to crumble masonry. They impede vehicle and pedestrian traffic at the least convenient times of day, including noon, rush hour, and whenever I have somewhere important to be and/or have to pee. (Why yes, it is all about me. Thanks for asking.) On a somber note, the trains have also been involved in tragic losses of life and limb.
Still, whenever I am on foot downtown and hear the train coming, I hurry to a spot where I can watch it pass.
(I don't know who that guy is. Cute dog, though.)
Oh, and here's Tom: