October in the Railroad Earth – Jack Kerouac

Railroad Earth - Photo is Road to Nowhere by Blue Betty via http://www.freeimages.com/browse.phtml?f=profile&l=bluebetty, photoshopped by Empty Mirror

Every October, I think of Jack Kerouac’s short story, “October in the Railroad Earth.” Jack recorded it for his album with Steve Allen, Poetry For The Beat Generation; take a listen below.

Want to download the mp3 track? It’s available here.


  1. says

    That has always been one of my favorite Kerouac pieces. And my absolute fave photo of him. Thanks for posting this (although I stumbled upon this quite late)!