After a very long and cold winter, it is finally starting to feel like spring. Hopefully you all had an enjoyable weekend, perhaps even watching or riding some trains. Alas down by the railroad tracks of the Hudson Line, the greenery has yet to bloom – so I decided to take spring to the trains.
Meanwhile, Metro-North crews were hard at work this weekend in numerous places around the system. On the upper Harlem Line, busing was in effect as crews worked at the Pleasant Ridge Road and Chippawalla Road crossings in Wingdale. The Pleasant Ridge crossing has been a difficulty for well over a month now, requiring trains to stop and warn before entering the crossing, and proceeding at reduced speed through it. Hopefully after this work, everything will be getting back to normal. Crews started work on the crossing Friday evening, and worked almost nonstop through the weekend to get it back in order for regular service at about 4 AM this morning.
Busing continues today during off peak hours to allow further work to be done.
Metro-North crews work at the Pleasant Ridge Road crossing in Wingdale, on the upper Harlem Line.
“A host of golden daffodils“. Great idea!
Nice shots Emily, I particularly like the shot of the 702 with the engineer waving
I honestly didn’t even notice that :)
Come to think of it, I think I had that same P32 on my Adirondack back to NYP. Was put on in Albany
Emily, this is too cool. You can bring flowers to a train anytime.