The Harlem Line, and the color blue 5

The Harlem Line, and the color blue Trains History

Just the other day I was chatting with a coworker about riding the train – she lives in Mount Vernon and mentioned occasionally riding the “red line” into the city. I had to chuckle a little bit – it is usually the uninitiated newbies that refer to the Metro-North lines...

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Chatting with Howard Permut, President of Metro-North Railroad Trains Observations

On Friday I had the pleasure of speaking with Howard Permut, President of Metro-North Railroad. Though there are many things one could ask the president of the railroad, admittedly I was interested in his unique perspective regarding the history of Metro-North. Mr. Permut has been with Metro-North since its inception...

Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: New Hamburg 5

Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: New Hamburg Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

Postcard view of the original station at New Hamburg. [image credit] Today our Tuesday Tour takes us to the northern portion of Metro-North’s Hudson Line, as we visit New Hamburg. The station is about 65 miles from Grand Central in the un-electrified territory north of Croton-Harmon, and sandwiched in between...

From train station to library, Part 2: Middletown 5

From train station to library, Part 2: Middletown Trains History

Middletown station, circa 1900. From the collection of the Historical Society of Middletown Last December I posted some photos from Briarcliff Manor, a station that was along the now-defunct Putnam Division, and how it has since been converted into a library. I’ve always thought it seems appropriate for an old...

Monday Morning Old Photos, Part 3 1

Monday Morning Old Photos, Part 3 History Photos

Ever since we shifted the clocks for Daylight Savings Time, I’ve had difficulties waking up in the morning. Instead of my usual train reading, I’ve been doing more train sleeping. And of course, coming back from the weekend, that is the hardest part. But if I had some good things...

Monday Morning Old Photos, Part 2 1

Monday Morning Old Photos, Part 2 History Photos

As promised, here are some more old Harlem Division photos to start off your week. There are some photos in this bunch that I really like, including a shot at the old State Hospital station, which along with the Wingdale station, was removed and replaced by Harlem Valley-Wingdale. If you...