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Dashing Diesels – The Workhorses of Metro-North Trains Photos

While the good majority of service on Metro-North is operated by Electric Multiple Unit cars, the railroad’s dashing diesels handle the rest of the load – largely in the unelectrified territories of the Upper Hudson Line, Upper Harlem Line, and the Danbury and Waterbury Branches. West of Hudson service, operated...

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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...

Warren & Wetmore: Grand Central’s Architects on the Harlem Line 2

Warren & Wetmore: Grand Central’s Architects on the Harlem Line Trains History Photos

Before Whitney Warren and Charles Wetmore became known for their work on Grand Central Terminal, they were already known by many of the New York Central’s commuters. A handful of the lovely stations still found on Metro-North’s lines are creations of Warren and Wetmore. Yonkers, on the Hudson Line, as...

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More old photos for a Monday morning… Part 2 Trains History Photos

It has been a few months since I last posted a collection of old photos, and I figured I would rectify that. I’m always purchasing things on eBay, and although it is nice to have a collection of things, it is just no fun if I don’t share. Plus, I’m...

Even More Monday Morning Old Photos, Part 2 1

Even More Monday Morning Old Photos, Part 2 Trains History Photos

As we hang out in the aftermath of Irene, stuck with no Metro-North service on this “lovely” Monday, we can at least remember a little bit of history. And even remember a time when our tracks were not covered in mud and trees, there was no flooding, and trains were...

Sending Postcards from the Harlem Line (Part 4) 4

Sending Postcards from the Harlem Line (Part 4) Trains History

You know addicts never quit… how could I ever stop collecting these postcards? Plus it seems that I love multi-part posts. We’re on number four, folks. In case you missed the others, you can find them here: Sending Postcards from the Harlem Line, Part 1 Sending Postcards from the Harlem...