Last Sunday was a pretty big milestone for I Ride The Harlem Line – I finally completed the Metro-North Panorama Project… or at least the photography portion of it. I’ve now officially been to every Metro-North station, though it will take several more weeks to share them all with you. Throughout all of my explorations of the Metro-North system, my mind keeps coming back to one place that I really think is my favorite – the Moodna Viaduct.
Last year I posted about the viaduct, so I am not going to rehash its history in this post. But suffice it to say, this centenarian looks as beautiful today as she did when first built. I got a chance to visit the viaduct again last weekend – this time with a lot better of a camera, and a super zoom lens – in the hopes of capturing the beauty of this lovely place. Although the Port Jervis Line is often forgotten by east of Hudson commuters, I don’t think you can deny that this is one of the most gorgeous spots in all of Metro-North.
Yeah, that is the million dollar question. Honestly, I don’t know. Part of me does want to go through and redo the Harlem Line. I got a lot better at this, and digging up interesting stuff, later on in the process, so those original posts kinda seem inadequate to me.
Oh, believe me, I have plans for those rankings. Just none I’m talking about publicly yet ;)
You could go WOH and start hitting up NJT stations.
beautiful pictures. makes me want to be back on the east coast again.
this panorama project you’ve started up seems grantworthy. of course, finding and applying for grants takes time and energy, which i’m sure you’ve got entirely too much of.
Great shots of the viaduct! I say Tuesday tour of NJ Transit! Or Tuesday tour of the stations no more… Holland Avenue, Croton North, 59th St.
I’d recommend doing NJ Transit next also. They still have a lot of gorgeous old stations, particularly on the former DL&W lines.
Love the photos – but you should have waited just a few more weeks for the leaves to start changes colors. Perhaps that can be Part III.
Nice idea, actually. Unfortunately I think that Metro-North train service will be suspended and replaced with buses for track work shortly, so it might ruin that :( Can’t remember the full schedule, but I’ll have to check.
Would you ever consider the “sister” RR to MNR,the LIRR?
There’s still a mix of old and new stations,opertaions, and places
The Moodna can also be seen in the film Michael Clayton: