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Smartcat Sundays: All Aboard for the Westchester County Fair History

These days if you want to get to a county fair on Metro-North you head up to Dutchess County, are conveniently met by a bus at Poughkeepsie station, and are whisked away to the long-running Dutchess County Fair. Westchester County used to have a fair too, although it wasn’t quite...

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The Harlem Division’s Cemeteries: The Hartsdale Pet Cemetery History Photos

To me, some of the most interesting stuff about railroad history is not about the trains or the railroads themselves, but how they affected the places in which they operated. The oft-cited cliche is that the railroads built this country, and although they certainly had an effect on the movement...

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Heeling Autism Service Dogs at White Plains Station Trains Photos Videos

Us train riders are generally accustomed to seeing various working dogs at the train station in White Plains. The K-9 officers are often there, accompanied by their assortment of German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers. But today, we had two special visitors. I had the pleasure to meet two young women,...

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Meet Berta, An MTA PD K-9 Trains Photos

Every once and a while in White Plains station I see officers from MTA PD’s K-9 unit… and each time I see them, I always have the desire to chat. But I never do. That is, until today. Meet Berta, who is quite the cutie. I had a short chat...

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Busiest Train Day of the Year Trains Observations Photos

Metro North says that the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest train day of the year. And I certainly believe it. Though any day right before a long weekend tends to be rather busy, yesterday I definitely saw the most people I ever have on my train. When I got...

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