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Musings on Station Names Trains History

You would think that the naming of a train station would be a rather simple and straightforward process… alas this seems to be far from true. If history has shown us anything, station namings (and even renamings) can turn out to be a political or even touchy subject – just...

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Tuesday Tour of the Port Jervis Line: Middletown Town of Wallkill Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

“So, boss, where do we fit the Metro-North logo?” “I don’t know, just slap it wherever there’s some room!” I’m sure this is the post you’ve absolutely been dying for… the moment we officially crown Metro-North’s station with the longest name. Middletown Town of Wallkill is certainly a mouthful… And...

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From train station to library, Part 2: Middletown Trains History

Middletown station, circa 1900. From the collection of the Historical Society of Middletown Last December I posted some photos from Briarcliff Manor, a station that was along the now-defunct Putnam Division, and how it has since been converted into a library. I’ve always thought it seems appropriate for an old...

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And on, to Port Jervis Trains History

For the past two years, just about every Tuesday we’ve explored a new Metro-North station. For the most part, these have been stations that you may have heard of before, but perhaps never visited. Most regular commuters are familiar with the three main Metro-North lines that terminate in Grand Central:...

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Old & Abandoned: Middletown’s O&W Station Trains Photos

Despite only having returned from Africa a few weeks ago, I’m all ready for another vacation. Thankfully, I’m taking tomorrow off and will be spending the long weekend relaxing in the Poconos. I’m not even going to bring my laptop – though having my newly-acquired Blackberry somewhat defeats the purpose....

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