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H.H. Richardson’s Last Station – New London Union Station Trains Photos

When it comes to great American architects, one must certainly mention the name Henry Hobson Richardson. Richardson’s name may not be as widely mentioned as some others – likely because he unfortunately passed in his prime at the age of 47 – but his influence in American architecture is obvious....

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The Half-Abandoned Clinton Union Station Trains History Photos

Any longtime visitor of this site is well aware of my fascination with abandoned infrastructure – whether it be remains of Chernobyl’s “Radioactive Railroad,” or the inner depths of the long-shuttered Union Station in Gary, Indiana. On a recent visit to Massachusetts, I happened to encounter the old railroad depot...

Remembering the Upper Harlem Division, Part 3 14

Remembering the Upper Harlem Division, Part 3 History Photos

As we complete our journey along the abandoned Upper Harlem Division, it is worth taking a moment to look at the timetables printed for the line. The Upper Harlem’s timetables were New York Central’s Form 112 – and its size changed drastically over the years, reflecting the railroad’s slow death....

A Hundred Years of the Oyster Bar, Grand Central Terminal Restaurant 7

A Hundred Years of the Oyster Bar, Grand Central Terminal Restaurant Advertisements History Photos

As a Beaux Arts styled building, it is apparent that Grand Central Terminal was heavily influenced by the French. The style itself was taught at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and many of the most famous American architects in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s studied there – including...

Celebrating Grand Central Terminal’s Centennial: The 100 for 100 Project 9

Celebrating Grand Central Terminal’s Centennial: The 100 for 100 Project Events History Photos

Provided you haven’t been living under a rock recently, you may have heard that Grand Central Terminal’s Centennial is fast approaching. While Metro-North will be kicking off celebrations in February, I thought it would be more fun to get the party started now. That’s why I Ride the Harlem Line...

Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: Ossining 4

Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: Ossining Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

Artifacts from Ossining: Postcard, a 1984 ticket stamped at Ossining, and an 1851 Hudson River Railroad timetable that lists the station as “Sing Sing.” Welcome to Ossining – probably one of the most widely known locales on the Hudson Line. Unfortunately, it is one of the most well known for...