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Bridges of Metro-North: The Harlem River Lift Bridge Trains History Photos

Throughout the entire Metro-North system there are an array of movable bridges – bridges which as of recently seem to be a thorn in the rail system’s side. Much of the infrastructure on these bridges are old and prone to issues. Thankfully, updates are going on to get these bridges...

Another Great New York Station: Utica 3

Another Great New York Station: Utica History Photos

Though begrudging partners, the architectural firms of Reed & Stem and Warren & Wetmore collaborated magnificently on the great Grand Central Terminal. Unfortunately, in mid-project Charles Reed died. Seeing this as an opportunity, Warren & Wetmore secretly approached the railroad’s directors the day after Reed’s funeral and convinced them to...

A look at the Grand Central centennial postmark 1

A look at the Grand Central centennial postmark Photos

Sending a message to the postmaster Remember how I mentioned the little debacle that was the stamp event at the Grand Central Centennial? Apparently someone was smarter than I was… Joe just wrote a message to the postmaster asking for the Grand Central postmark on a postcard from the Transit...

Sending postcards from Grand Central… 6

Sending postcards from Grand Central… History Photos

When it comes to any monument with a long history like Grand Central, there’s plenty to write home about. As those who have followed this blog for a while know, I have an affinity for railroad postcards, and especially those from Grand Central. Over the past one hundred years, countless...

Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: Cold Spring 3

Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: Cold Spring Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

Postcards and tickets from Cold Spring Views of the tracks and the Hudson Highlands near Cold Spring. While beautiful views can be found along the entire Hudson Line, there’s something about the upper, un-electrified portion of the line that I find especially attractive. Nestled amongst the Hudson Highlands, many of...

Grand Central Theatre, and the other sky ceiling 4

Grand Central Theatre, and the other sky ceiling History Photos

The famous sky ceiling… Grand Central Terminal’s sky ceiling is world-famous. Even if you’ve never been to the Terminal, you may have at least seen pictures of the gorgeous main concourse. Far fewer people, however, are familiar with the other (albeit much smaller) cerulean and gold sky ceiling also found...