Visions of the Apocalypse – Gary Union Station 8

Visions of the Apocalypse – Gary Union Station History Photos

Imagine a post apocalyptic world devoid of humans. Plants grow wild and unchecked, predatory animals reassert their dominance at the top of the food chain, and the landscape begins to change as man-made structures crumble. For some reason, this scenario captures the interest of many, and has been publicized in...

Riding in style on the New York Central and the Boston & Albany 2

Riding in style on the New York Central and the Boston & Albany Trains History Photos

Several years ago when I visited Japan, I got to ride one of the lovely novelty trains designed by Eiji Mitooka. Though he is more well known for the shinkansen he designed, he did create a few rather unique trains for the Wakayama Electric Railway, which, yes, is the system...

Have you checked out “The New York Commuter’s Glossary” yet? 3

Have you checked out “The New York Commuter’s Glossary” yet? Trains Humor

Have you checked out “The New York Commuter’s Glossary” yet? If you haven’t yet heard of the book, it is a humorous little collection of words and illustrations related to the art of commuting. It was written by Mike Malone – who is the man behind Train Jotting, illustrated by...

Daily Boredom: Old timetable art turned into posters 8

Daily Boredom: Old timetable art turned into posters History

There is nothing that I love more than the art on old timetables. And when I say old – I mean old – like 1800’s old. SmartCat has a few of these old timetables on display, including the oldest timetable I personally own – printed in 1865. There is just...

Image of the Day: The Only 4 Track Railroad in the World 1

Image of the Day: The Only 4 Track Railroad in the World History

Today I have a random image of the day to share with everyone… And I must admit, I absolutely love it. Printed in an 1877 New York Central timetable is this engraving of the four tracks located alongside the Hudson River. The caption reads: Passenger Trains meeting each other while...