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Santa Claus is coming… Advertisements

If you believe the Pennsylvania Railroad, Santa Claus visits all the good boys and girls while they are asleep tonight, even if they happen to be in a railroad sleeping car. Does that make conductors and trainmen Santa’s helpers? And if you don’t believe the Pennsy, it looks like the...

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Lighting Up Grand Central – The Centennial Holiday Light Show Events Photos

Hopefully by now you’ve heard about Grand Central’s Holiday Light Show, one of the final events in this celebratory centennial year. Grand Central has hosted several holiday light shows in the past, but this year’s is most certainly my favorite. Taking over the Terminal’s west windows, LED lights turn each...

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from I Ride the Harlem Line! Events

A special St. Patrick’s Day parade timetable printed by Metro-North in 1996. When it comes to the worst day to ride Metro-North Railroad, it is usually a tossup between New Year’s and St. Patrick’s Day. Both involve large crowds of people that have imbibed a bit too much. Most years...

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the New York Central Railroad! Advertisements History

If you’re into relatively inane holidays, have I got a card for you! This 1951 advertisement for the New York Central was just dying to be made into a card for Valentine’s Day. Obviously, the above is photoshopped, but for veracity’s sake, below you’ll find the original advertisement – which...

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Happy Holidays from iRideTheHarlemLine.com! Events

The front of our 2012 holiday card Happy holidays to all our readers, and a very Merry Christmas for those who celebrate it! For those that are into history, be sure to check out this post of holiday Harlem Line timetables, and this groovy Penn Central holiday suburban schedule. Penn...

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