Buy your train tickets at the Union Ticket Office, 1861 2

Buy your train tickets at the Union Ticket Office, 1861 Trains Humor Advertisements History

Today as a graphic designer, I have various different methods for catching your attention in an advertisement. Attractive imagery, and most importantly, color, are major ways a designer can catch your eye. But what if we’re talking about design well over a hundred years ago, when color printing and photography...

Have you checked out “The New York Commuter’s Glossary” yet? 3

Have you checked out “The New York Commuter’s Glossary” yet? Trains Humor

Have you checked out “The New York Commuter’s Glossary” yet? If you haven’t yet heard of the book, it is a humorous little collection of words and illustrations related to the art of commuting. It was written by Mike Malone – who is the man behind Train Jotting, illustrated by...

AWESOME new Harlem Line service – To Millerton! 16

AWESOME new Harlem Line service – To Millerton! Trains Humor

I cannot believe that Metro-North managed to keep this a secret… I nearly had a heart attack when I grabbed one of the new timetables that came out today. Harlem Line service to Millerton is returning! Although there is no time frame of when the stations (Millerton and Amenia) will...

This is why Santa Claus rides the train… 1

This is why Santa Claus rides the train… Humor

I was going to photoshop Santa getting patted down by the TSA for this – then I realized I didn’t have to, it had already happened for real. Needless to say, the TSA is why trains, and not planes (forget about those reindeer!), are the preferred method of transportation for...

Riding the Harlem Line in the fall… 0

Riding the Harlem Line in the fall… Humor

Riding the Harlem Line in the fall… it is sort of like this (in case you missed it on twitter last night): In fact my ride home last night was quite a lot like that. We are in the season of falling leaves, and slippery rails. By all means most...

Nobody likes a late train… and other such twitter nonsense 2

Nobody likes a late train… and other such twitter nonsense Humor

One of the things I hate more than being dull and serious is a late train. To amuse myself while waiting for late trains, I began using twitter to invent odd reasons for the lateness. Derailed circus trains, planking customers, and rabid pigeons have all been presented as reasons for...