Riding in style on the New York Central and the Boston & Albany 2

Riding in style on the New York Central and the Boston & Albany Trains History Photos

Several years ago when I visited Japan, I got to ride one of the lovely novelty trains designed by Eiji Mitooka. Though he is more well known for the shinkansen he designed, he did create a few rather unique trains for the Wakayama Electric Railway, which, yes, is the system...

Daily Boredom: Old timetable art turned into posters 8

Daily Boredom: Old timetable art turned into posters History

There is nothing that I love more than the art on old timetables. And when I say old – I mean old – like 1800’s old. SmartCat has a few of these old timetables on display, including the oldest timetable I personally own – printed in 1865. There is just...

Tuesday Tour of the New Haven Line: New Canaan 4

Tuesday Tour of the New Haven Line: New Canaan Trains History Photos Tuesday Tours

  If it isn’t obvious, I’ve been to a lot of train stations. My current count of Metro-North stations that I’ve photographed stands at 83. I’ve chronicled my various issues here – cops in Melrose, a rent-a-cop in Bridgeport, and I’ve even had people yell at me that they didn’t...

Melrose Station, in the late 1800’s 4

Melrose Station, in the late 1800’s Trains History

I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to talk to some really interesting railroad people recently, one of whom is Joe Schiavone, better known in the area as the “Old Put Guy.” He’s just completed his third book on the New York Central’s Putnam Division, but has been a railfan ever since...

Tuesday Tour of the New Haven Line: Wilton 6

Tuesday Tour of the New Haven Line: Wilton Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

With this post I’ve achieved my first significant milestone on the New Haven Line. Thankfully, it has nothing to do with having the police called on me on another rail line (has yet to happen here, but I am very much expecting it. Especially after reading this post by Jim...