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Temporary Closure of the Transit Museum Annex in GCT, Alternate locations for TransitChek Events Museums

Starting on January 19th, and continuing into March, the Transit Museum’s Annex in Grand Central Terminal will be closed for renovations. New fixtures and lights will be added in that time, a redesigned store, as well as a new exhibit. The reopening date in March has not been announced yet. When I hear anything about the reopening of the Annex, I will let you all know. If you need to purchase any transportation items or gifts from the museum, you can either visit the museum’s main location in Brooklyn, or purchase items online at transitmuseumstore.com. Anyone who normally uses the...

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Train Cats: Sadie the Subway Cat Museums

You may not know it, but across the globe there are several working cats that reside at train stations. One of the most famous is named Tama, she is the “Super Stationmaster” at Kishi station in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. In New York we too have a “working cat” – you can call her the Subway Cat. Her name is Sadie, and she resides at the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn. When I first encountered Sadie I was downstairs at the museum taking photos of all the different subway cars. When I entered the money car they have on display,...

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City Hall Station & Holiday Nostalgia Trains Museums Photos

Wow, I am tired after a long day in the city… It will probably take me the next few days to go through all the photos and videos that I took, all of which will eventually get posted on here. I have a lot of pictures and video of the Holiday Train Show in Grand Central, photos and video from the Holiday Gift Fair, and a video of the Holiday Laser Light Show. For all these videos, I decided to make a YouTube account for this blog. There is nothing on there yet, but there will be shortly. If you...

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Yankees Parade Trains & Wassaic Busing Trains

If you’re looking to go to the victory parade for the Yankees tomorrow, Friday November 6th, Metro North will be running a few extra trains on both the Harlem and Hudson Lines. Extra cars will be added to trains on the New Haven Line. The ticker-tape parade will begin on Broadway at Battery Place at 11 AM and continue uptown along the “Canyon” to Chambers Street, ending at 12:30 PM. At 1PM a ceremony will be held at City Hall Plaza, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg will present the Bronx Bombers with the Keys to the City. The ceremony will end...

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Happy Halloween & Train Tour Pictures Trains Photos

Riding the subway on Halloween is always interesting. Crazy people running around with fake blood pouring down their faces, and females wearing costumes that are more skin than clothes. Bert and Ernie were sighted in Grand Central, as well as many child train conductors, princesses, power rangers and firefighters. And even a rather cute Teletubby. Anyways, have a Happy Halloween everyone, and enjoy some pictures from the Christmas Carol Train Tour in Grand Central. Remember, tomorrow is your last chance to see the train. Grand Central is the final stop in this tour across the country.

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Trains & Subway Attacked by Sweet Cuteness Trains Advertisements Photos

The New York Lottery has come up with this new game: Sweet Million. They’ve been advertising like crazy in trains and stations, but I don’t think I really mind. The kitties and puppies and bunnies are so cuuute! The bunny poster is up in my Metro North train, and apparently the Times Square subway station is covered everywhere with ads for it. Large posters on the walls, backlit posters, ads covering the stairs, and ads wrapped around pillars… most of which are in the vicinity of the S train / Shuttle to Grand Central. It may be the “easiest way...

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