There are many theories about this song, we will highlight two:
In the first, Utah Phillips, said that the hobos, imagined a mythical train, called the “Wabash Cannonbal, which collected the souls of dead hobos, to take them on that train, as a reward.
The second theory is based on a story, in which Cal S Bunyan, built a train, known as the Ireland, Jerusalem, Australian & Southern Michigan Line. After 2 months of circulation, he had 700 wagons and was so fast that he arrived at his destination one hour...
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