A Hundred Years of the Oyster Bar, Grand Central Terminal Restaurant 7

A Hundred Years of the Oyster Bar, Grand Central Terminal Restaurant Advertisements History Photos

As a Beaux Arts styled building, it is apparent that Grand Central Terminal was heavily influenced by the French. The style itself was taught at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and many of the most famous American architects in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s studied there – including...

Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: New Hamburg 5

Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: New Hamburg Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

Postcard view of the original station at New Hamburg. [image credit] Today our Tuesday Tour takes us to the northern portion of Metro-North’s Hudson Line, as we visit New Hamburg. The station is about 65 miles from Grand Central in the un-electrified territory north of Croton-Harmon, and sandwiched in between...

Weekly News Roundup, 1/8 1

Weekly News Roundup, 1/8 Trains

A quick news roundup for the week… Idiots park running SUV on railroad tracks A stupid couple started off the new year right by leaving their SUV on the railroad tracks just west of Fairfield station. As expected, alcohol played a part in the driver’s complete lack of judgement. Branchville’s...

Counting down the 12 most popular posts of 2011, Part 1 0

Counting down the 12 most popular posts of 2011, Part 1 Trains

2011 was certainly a whirlwind of a year. The site found itself featured in the New York Times, and I even had a radio interview. There were visits to lots of interesting places: train stations in Quebec, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, and non train related spots like an ice hotel,...

The curious story of the ghost horse in Grand Central 2

The curious story of the ghost horse in Grand Central History

For some time I’ve wanted to write a post about a particular odd topic, and have waited until now to do so. I figured Halloween would be an appropriate time of the season to mention it, as not only does it have to do with Grand Central, but a ghost...