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Farewell to New Haven Union Station’s Solari Departure Board Videos

Years ago an announcement was made that the Solari split-flap departure board would be disappearing from New Haven Union Station. Despite pleas to Connecticut’s Department of Transportation, the decision was made and would not be changed. Although it survived longer than we thought it would, the board was unfortunately replaced...

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Remembering Metro-North in 1986… Trains History

Back in February of 1986 I had not yet reached my second birthday… I’m not too familiar with the milestones of an aging child, so for all I know I could have still been wearing diapers at that time. Metro-North, founded in 1983, was a fledgling organization. Though we may...

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Reasons why I’m crazy for CooCoo… Observations

I’ve mentioned it a few times on here, but I absolutely hate Metro-North’s phone information line. Back in the day you would call up and hit the first few letters of the station you were going to on your keypad. It was rather simple. Unfortunately, the system was “upgraded” to...

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Historical Sources

A list of sources used by this blog for various posts, by topic: Harlem Line History The Coming of the New York & Harlem Railroad, Louis V. Grogan The definitive guide for everything about the Harlem Line. Available for purchase at the Danbury Railway Museum. Cornelius Vanderbilt Commodore: The Life...

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