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Happy Holidays from IRideTheHarlemLine! History

Despite the fact that I managed to send out the holiday card to quite a few people, there were some that I would have liked to give it to that I never managed to get it to. About half are mailed out to friends, readers and fans, while the other half are hand-delivered to various train riders and Metro-North employees. If you didn’t get the card this year, consider it virtually sent… and email me your address and I will make it a point to get out out to you next year! This year’s holiday card is inspired by a...

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This is why Santa Claus rides the train… Humor

I was going to photoshop Santa getting patted down by the TSA for this – then I realized I didn’t have to, it had already happened for real. Needless to say, the TSA is why trains, and not planes (forget about those reindeer!), are the preferred method of transportation for Santa Claus this Christmas.

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Weekly News Roundup, 12/17 Trains

Here were some of the most interesting and relevant news stories to be talked about this week… Extra Holiday Trains Metro-North will of course be offering additional trains for the upcoming holiday, starting on Friday afternoon and continuing on Saturday and Sunday. Permut looks to expand the Port Jervis Line Metro-North President Howard Permut was the railroad’s Vice President of Planning before landing his current gig… so he’s got a pretty good sense of where and how things ought to be improved. Not only is he eyeing the New Haven Line for big improvements, but he’s also looking at service...

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Happy Holidays from Conductor Dog and IRideTheHarlemLine.com! Trains

If you didn’t get this year’s holiday card in the mail, here it is! Conductor Dog wishes you a very happy holiday and new year… and would love it if you happen to have any treats. He is eagerly awaiting his debut as Metro North’s mascot, with an appearance in Mileposts. Hey, a dog can dream, right?

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Vintage Holiday & Winter New York Central Ads Trains Advertisements

Hopefully all of my readers that celebrate Christmas are enjoying your Christmas Eve… Did I ever mention that I love looking at vintage ads?`Even better are vintage railroad ads. Here is a little collection of holiday and winter ads from the New York Central. Have a great holiday, everybody!      If you liked these ads, check out another set of New York Central vintage ads from World War II that I posted back in June.

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Holiday Trains & Old Holiday Timetables Trains

Looking to take the train for the holiday? Metro-North has you covered with pre-Christmas early getaway trains, Christmas eve, and Christmas day service, as well as New Years trains. Check out the Holiday Service page on the Metro-North website, or the Early Getaway Trains schedule on their Facebook page. And if you’re in a particularly holiday-cheerful mood, check out some railroad holiday/winter brochures and timetables from my collection…

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