Best of 2012, a year-end review 3

Best of 2012, a year-end review Trains

2012 has been an interesting year here at I Ride the Harlem Line… we finished up touring the stations on the New Haven, Port Jervis, Pascack Valley, and Hudson lines, as well as visited some places far outside Metro-North’s territory. As if that wasn’t enough, we also began our Grand...

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Checking out the old Milwaukee Road depot in Minneapolis Trains Photos

Print of the Milwaukee Road depot by Mark Herman, from his wonderful Minnesota Landmarks series. Continuing with my series of photos from my trip to Minnesota, today we visit the old Milwaukee Road depot. It is a lovely building, wonderfully restored, dating from 1899. There haven’t been trains running past...

Back in Minnesota – Minnehaha Station, old and new 3

Back in Minnesota – Minnehaha Station, old and new Trains Photos

The Minnehaha (popularly known as the “Princess”) Depot, 1971. [image credit] Months ago when planning my trip to Minneapolis, I came up with a short list of places that I had to visit while there. As you’d likely expect, many of the places were railroad-related. Last week I posted about...

The Hiawatha Line’s musical station: Lake Street – Midtown 0

The Hiawatha Line’s musical station: Lake Street – Midtown Trains Photos Videos

Most public places – whether it be a shopping mall, park, or even a train station – has had at one time had some difficulties with loiterers and troublemakers. How to deter these troublemakers from hanging out is an often debated subject. A convenience store in South Wales tested out...

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Welcome to Minnesota, and the Hiawatha Line Trains Photos

  Map of the Hiawatha Line in a horizontal format. The line runs roughly north-south, so everything has been rotated to display the stations this way. When it comes to travel, I am always a fan of the odd and interesting – generally off the beaten track. After all, one...