The Mansions that the Railroad Built, Part 2: Hyde Park 5

The Mansions that the Railroad Built, Part 2: Hyde Park History Photos

Quite a while ago I shared with you the story of Newport’s Marble House, one of the many mansions constructed by the Vanderbilt family with their wealth earned from the railroads. Today we’re going a little bit closer to home, and checking out the mansion of Frederick Vanderbilt in Hyde...

Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: Poughkeepsie 5

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

1890 photo of the previous Poughkeepsie station. Note that this station was on the west side of the tracks, while today’s station was constructed on the east side of the tracks. 1960 photo of Poughkeepsie station, not obstructed by Route 9 which now runs above the station’s front parking area....

A Journey from New York to Poughkeepsie – 1907 7

A Journey from New York to Poughkeepsie – 1907 History Photos

It seems that everyone today has a GPS navigator in their car. They’re wonderful little devices (in the hands of someone that isn’t an idiot), but they really make you wonder how in the heck anyone got around in the olden days, before GPSes. In fact, even the days before...

Welcome to the Hudson Line 4

Welcome to the Hudson Line Trains History

As riders of Metro-North, we are quite familiar with the Hudson River. It serves as an important dividing line of the system – west-of-Hudson service, operated by New Jersey Transit, and the more familiar east-of-Hudson service which is comprised of the Harlem, New Haven and Hudson Lines. For those that...

Weekly news roundup 1

Weekly news roundup Trains Videos

While I was looped up on cold medicine today, I somehow came up with the idea that I should do a “news roundup” every week for the site. I’m a voracious reader – of both books and blogs. Many times I encounter articles that I think my readers would likely...

Millerton, Revisited & the Harlem Valley Rail Ride 1

Millerton, Revisited & the Harlem Valley Rail Ride Trains Photos

You know how I said I really liked Chatham? Well, I’ve recently discovered that I like Millerton even more. Millerton is quite charming – and if the railroad still ran there I would probably consider even living there (but the commute would probably kill me). My most recent visit was...