Musings on Station Names 16

Musings on Station Names Trains History

You would think that the naming of a train station would be a rather simple and straightforward process… alas this seems to be far from true. If history has shown us anything, station namings (and even renamings) can turn out to be a political or even touchy subject – just...

Remembering the Upper Harlem Division, Part 2 21

Remembering the Upper Harlem Division, Part 2 History Photos

In Wednesday’s post regarding the Upper Harlem, we took a look at some of the first abandoned stations on the route, and remembered the Harlem Valley Transportation Association that worked diligently to prevent the abandonment of the Upper Harlem. When passenger service was eliminated north of Dover Plains, the HVTA...

An interesting Harlem Division promotion… 1

An interesting Harlem Division promotion… Trains Advertisements History

Over the many years the New York Central was in existence they published countless advertisements and promotions to attract business and passengers. Some of them were fairly interesting – like the private women’s room in Grand Central, which catered to the high-end ladies of the day. After all, you wouldn’t...

Tuesday Tour of the Harlem Line: Harlem Valley-Wingdale 3

Tuesday Tour of the Harlem Line: Harlem Valley-Wingdale Trains Photos Tuesday Tours

Another Tuesday, and another visit to a Harlem Line station… this time I’ve got photos from Harlem Valley-Wingdale. Remember how I said Mount Pleasant was a bit of a creepy station? It is, after all, in the middle of a bunch of cemeteries. Lots of buried dead people. Harlem Valley-Wingdale...