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A Journey Underground – East Side Access Photos

Over the one hundred plus years of its existence, Grand Central Terminal has reinvented itself many times to keep pace with the needs of its customers. When long range passenger trains were the norm, passengers could sit and watch a movie at Grand Central’s theater while waiting for their train...

Black and White Photographs: Commuter Life 15

Black and White Photographs: Commuter Life Trains Photos

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know a lot of things have been going on for Metro-North this week. Though people have asked me whether I am going to cover the story myself for this blog, it is my decision to defer to others that have intelligently discussed...

Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: Scarborough 8

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

Welcome to Scarborough, located 29.5 miles north of Grand Central, and the first stop we’ll be making on our tour of the Hudson Line. I felt Scarborough would be a good place to start, as it seems to reflect what the line is all about. Throughout much of its journey...

SmartCat, your guide to the Harlem Line 2

SmartCat, your guide to the Harlem Line History

Several years ago when I really started getting interested in the history of the Harlem Line, and began collecting old timetables and artifacts, I had the grand idea that I would create a “digital museum” for the line. Although I attempted it with the “Harlem Line Historical Archives,” the archives...

The first week… 1

The first week… Observations

If you haven’t realized by now, I tend to shy away from discussing the various political issues surrounding the MTA. I like to stick around in the history zone, and talk more about art and photography-related things. If you want politics and opinions, and can stomach about ten advertisement banners...

Metro-North and the Aftermath of Irene, Damage Photos 9

Metro-North and the Aftermath of Irene, Damage Photos Trains Photos

Edit: Metro-North has resumed most service. For the most current information, check the MTA website. Mayor Bloomberg’s press conference addressing the damage after Irene has just completed. Of course, Chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Jay Walder was present to address the state of New York City’s transit system. The...