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Remembering the Upper Harlem Division – Part 1 History Photos

Twenty-four years ago I boarded my very first train – a Harlem Line local from Brewster to Grand Central Terminal. I was four years old, and quite intrigued by the journey. While I’m sure many hold their first train experience in a special place in their hearts, I really didn’t...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from I Ride the Harlem Line! 2

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from I Ride the Harlem Line! Events

A special St. Patrick’s Day parade timetable printed by Metro-North in 1996. When it comes to the worst day to ride Metro-North Railroad, it is usually a tossup between New Year’s and St. Patrick’s Day. Both involve large crowds of people that have imbibed a bit too much. Most years...

All Aboard the Panda Special! 3

All Aboard the Panda Special! Trains Events History

While the Grand Central Centennial celebration on February 1st was primarily dedicated to our beloved Terminal, we also took a few moments to remember the life of Edward Koch, who passed away earlier that morning. There are many ways that one can remember the late Ed Koch – as a...

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...

Happy Holidays from iRideTheHarlemLine.com! 2

Happy Holidays from iRideTheHarlemLine.com! Events

The front of our 2012 holiday card Happy holidays to all our readers, and a very Merry Christmas for those who celebrate it! For those that are into history, be sure to check out this post of holiday Harlem Line timetables, and this groovy Penn Central holiday suburban schedule. Penn...

Tuesday Tour of the Hudson Line: Cortlandt 6

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

Crugers and Montrose stations. Both stations were closed in 1996 and replaced with the new Cortlandt station. Today’s tour of the Hudson Line takes us to one of Metro-North’s newer stations – the second newest on the line after Yankees-E 153rd Street, Cortlandt. Located a little over 38 miles from...