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Vacationing on the Railroad, yesterday and today Trains History

It is starting to be that time of the season where everyone is thinking about summer, and about taking vacations. The railroad has always been a great method of getting around, and there are plenty of places you can see by train. If you’re looking for something more local, Metro-North...

Bye bye Joe Lhota, hello Sadie the cat? 5

Bye bye Joe Lhota, hello Sadie the cat? Humor Photos

In case you missed it, two big things in MTA land went down this week – (or should I say up?) fare increases are totally happening in March, and Chairman and CEO of the MTA, Joe Lhota, will be resigning. We’ve certainly had a seemingly endless revolving door in terms...

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Chatting with Howard Permut, President of Metro-North Railroad Trains Observations

On Friday I had the pleasure of speaking with Howard Permut, President of Metro-North Railroad. Though there are many things one could ask the president of the railroad, admittedly I was interested in his unique perspective regarding the history of Metro-North. Mr. Permut has been with Metro-North since its inception...

Weekly News Roundup, 1/28 2

Weekly News Roundup, 1/28 Trains Videos

It has been brought to my attention that I’ve neglected to post news roundups for the past few weeks. Not too many spectacular things have occurred over the past few weeks, but here are a few of the noteworthy stories: Metro-North Passenger Pledge On our 12/31 news roundup, I mentioned...

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Japan’s Beautiful Shinkansen Trains Photos Videos

I have a bit of a problem when it comes to focusing on things. My mind is always in a million places at once. I am notorious for starting things and never finishing them… in addition to having a whole bunch of awesome ideas that I never end up acting...

Happy (early) Birthday, Chauncey Mitchell Depew 5

Happy (early) Birthday, Chauncey Mitchell Depew History

Every day when I ride the train down to White Plains, a crowd of folks hovers on the platform, waiting for the train to slow and then stop. They crowd around every door, masses of them, and a fight ensues. A fight of currents. The current of those disembarking clashes...