Enjoying the sun on the platform… 4

Enjoying the sun on the platform… Trains Photos

Yesterday was a pretty great day. On the platform in White Plains at around 5:45, the sun was shining. And all the riders that had formerly been hidden in waiting rooms and other dark places, came out to enjoy the sunlight. I was seriously amazed at how many people were...

Good Eats at the Former Valhalla Train Station 1

Good Eats at the Former Valhalla Train Station Trains Photos

Imagine that, today I get to be a food critic! My friend Despina is fasting for Lent, and was looking for a decent place to eat (her variety of “fasting” is essentially eating vegan), and suggested Valhalla Crossing, which right next to Valhalla’s Metro-North station, and historically, was the original...

Pigeon Trapping in White Plains & Video of Pigeon Riding the Train 0

Pigeon Trapping in White Plains & Video of Pigeon Riding the Train Trains Humor Photos Videos

Apparently Metro-North has gotten fed up with the pigeon problem in White Plains. Maybe they were embarrassed by the fact that people were videotaping, and blogging about it. Or maybe they were getting a little pissed off that birds that have pea-sized brains were outsmarting them. Either way, last week...

New York & Harlem Railroad’s Pigeon-handling strategies 1

New York & Harlem Railroad’s Pigeon-handling strategies Humor Photos

If you haven’t noticed by now, I’ve become pretty engrossed in this whole researching and finding old railroad related stuff. I’ve apparently been referred to as a “closeted railfan” (and the “mascot of the Harlem Line”, but that is a different story). Honestly I have never thought of myself as...

The Attempted Hijacking of Bus 702 9

The Attempted Hijacking of Bus 702 Trains Observations Photos

This morning marked the arrival of our new shuttle bus. Within minutes of waiting, however, it seemed as though we were about to get hijacked by a masked man. Upon further scrutiny it seemed as though we were mistaken: it was just another passenger waiting out in the bitter cold...