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Off to Alaska…

Heading to Alaska to ride the Aurora Winter Train! Just wanted to let you all know that I’ll be off traveling for the next week and a half, and there won’t be much in terms of tweets or facebook posts. I’ve scheduled some quick posts, so you will see those next week. If you’re a new visitor and try to comment, your comment won’t show up until I’ve approved it when I return. See you all soon!

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Get a 3D Printed station sign

In case you missed my postings on Facebook and Twitter, I’ve been 3D printing 1:20 scale model station signs. They look like this: They were originally created to be desk name tags, based on our area’s train station signs. They are available in single and double sided versions. The popular choice for most people seems to be their name on one side, and their favorite station on the other. If you would like one, you can put in a request here: http://www.iridetheharlemline.com/request-for-a-3d-printed-station-sign/ The last day to put in your request is next Thursday, November 15th.

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I Ride The Harlem Line is now on Facebook!

I swear to you, I never thought this day would come. In fact, I was trying to hold out as long as possible. Alas, I gave in to the pressure, and you can now find I Ride The Harlem Line on Facebook. At first I debated whether it would be worthwhile to have a presence there, and what exactly its purpose would be. In the end I figured that there are a lot of photographs and explorations that I do that never make it to the site, and despite not having much to say about them, they are still worth...

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Thoughts on Twitter and Space Shuttles…

If you haven’t heard me say it before, I like twitter. There are times where I really think that a look at twitter’s trending topics is like having your finger on the pulse of the world (though I’ll be the first to admit that some trends are monumentally stupid). To anyone that thinks that Twitter is comprised of complete pointlessness, they must be unaware to the fact that I landed my first job out of college, where I’ve been working for nearly 3 years now, due to twitter. After months of sending out resumes with not a single response, an...

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Congrats to TrainJotting on 4 years!

I don’t often discuss some of the other rail related blogs out there… but there are quite a few of them that I’ve become quite fond of. I’ve always loved reading Bobby McDonough’s blog, Derailed, and being a conductor, he has a slightly different view of things than us commuters. I may be in love with John, who writes My Effing Commute, as his sarcastic comments and observations send me into fits of hysterical laughter every time I read. I don’t look at too many train-related blogs outside of the New York area, but one I do is I Ride...

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Of Boredom & Recycled Seat Checks: The Metro-North Zoo.

There are lots of different things that people do to pass the time while riding on the train. Some people eat bananas and yogurt for breakfast. Other people have their daily ritual of reading the newspaper. People who want everyone else on the train to know how cool they are pull out their iPads and perform mindless tasks. There are the sleepers, the talkers, the readers, and the folks that don’t understand that the concept that earphones are for you, and you alone to listen along. Me, I like to read. One of my goals in life was always to...

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