31 Years of Metro-North – Looking Back & Looking Forward 15

31 Years of Metro-North – Looking Back & Looking Forward History

Remembering the Past As the final day of the month of January, today marks the last day of Howard Permut’s tenure as president of Metro-North Railroad. While 2013 was set to be a celebrated year – with Metro-North’s 30th anniversary, and the centennial of Grand Central Terminal – instead the...

The opening of the Dutchess Rail Trail, and the Hopewell Junction Depot 12

The opening of the Dutchess Rail Trail, and the Hopewell Junction Depot Events History Photos

Last Saturday marked the official opening of the Dutchess Rail Trail, and festivities were held in Hopewell Junction to celebrate this newly completed “linear park.” Though the event focused on the dedication of the rail trail to former County Executive William R. Steinhaus, it is impossible to miss the newly-restored...

Metro-North’s newest Arts for Transit – a revisit to the Hudson Line 5

Metro-North’s newest Arts for Transit – a revisit to the Hudson Line Trains Photos

I think it is fairly well established that I love the Arts for Transit program, and pretty much any transit-related art in general. My three-year-long jaunt to every single Metro-North station was not only a great way to become familiar with our rail system, but to also become familiar with...

A Recap of Events: Grand Central’s Centennial 4

A Recap of Events: Grand Central’s Centennial Events Museums History Photos

Last Friday the MTA held a celebration for Grand Central’s Centennial, which expectedly turned out to be a widely attended day-long event. One of the main events was a rededication ceremony for the Terminal, held that morning. There were a wide array of speakers at the ceremony, including Mayor Bloomberg,...

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...

Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: Cortlandt 6

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

Crugers and Montrose stations. Both stations were closed in 1996 and replaced with the new Cortlandt station. Today’s tour of the Hudson Line takes us to one of Metro-North’s newer stations – the second newest on the line after Yankees-E 153rd Street, Cortlandt. Located a little over 38 miles from...