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Smartcat Sundays: An Executive’s Train Ticket History

Another one of the many things I enjoy collecting are interesting train tickets. Old commutation passes, complete with photo identification of the user, are one of my favorites – however today’s artifact is a bit different. While the tickets belonging to commuters are occasionally found, it is definitely more rare...

A Commuter’s Rainbow 3

A Commuter’s Rainbow Photos

Not too long ago, I showed you all some of the various commuter monthly ticket designs from the past one hundred years. One of the most common types of monthly ticket is the colored style. Bright, varying colors are obvious to the conductor taking tickets, and each month features a...

A Hundred Years of Commuter Tickets to Grand Central 13

A Hundred Years of Commuter Tickets to Grand Central History Photos

If you caught the article that I wrote in Railfan & Railroad Magazine for Grand Central Terminal’s centennial, you’re likely familiar with my thought that GCT is not just a beautiful building, but one that is still relevant and useful. Undoubtedly there are people out there that feel that Grand...

Metro North is 30 – A Collection of Tickets, Timetables & more 2

Metro North is 30 – A Collection of Tickets, Timetables & more History

With Grand Central Terminal celebrating its centennial this year, most people have been so utterly focused on that event that they’ve forgotten another birthday (myself included). Metro-North Railroad is now 30, and has come quite a long way since its inception in 1983. Grand Central was restored to greatness, as...