Around the Country in Railroad Art 5

Around the Country in Railroad Art Advertisements History

As the weather starts to warm up, perhaps you’ve been thinking about vacation. There are plenty of cool spots that one can visit, all by train. As we’ve certainly covered on the blog before, America’s railroads had in their employ both painters and illustrators to create works to entice travelers....

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...

Get your butt over to the RMNE this weekend! 1

Get your butt over to the RMNE this weekend! Trains Museums Photos

Last Sunday I had a very enjoyable time taking photos at the Railroad Museum of New England, and figured I would share some of the photos from the day. Last weekend the museum played host to Flagg Coal 75, affectionately nicknamed Hank. The weather wasn’t the best last weekend, especially...

Tuesday Tour of the New Haven Line: Naugatuck 4

Tuesday Tour of the New Haven Line: Naugatuck Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

As a member of a younger generation in the US, trains for me are merely a method of transportation – a means for me to get to work, or to get into the city. I do know, however, that trains were not always for people, but for moving goods (of...

History of my Hometown: The Railroad in Southbury 11

History of my Hometown: The Railroad in Southbury Trains History Photos

Despite the fact that I’ve been a Harlem Line rider for most of my life, I didn’t actually live in New York until two years ago (sorry regular readers, I’ve probably said that a million times). I grew up in a small farm town in Connecticut called Southbury. The place...

Fall Roadtrip Day 2: Mountain Views & White River Junction 3

Fall Roadtrip Day 2: Mountain Views & White River Junction Photos

After day 1’s crappy weather, the sun on day 2 was quite pleasant. I won’t lie though, in the mountains it was pretty damn cold. My hands were seriously like cold icicles from holding the camera and taking pictures. I had a date with the alpine slide and a crazy...