Far as I can tell, there are three interesting things about the Hartsdale train station. One, it’s technically in Scarsdale. Two, its old Tudor-style station house has been converted into a Starbucks, which is much, much nicer than the junk storage that Hawthorne’s station house is used for.
And three, it’s got those cool black silhouette sculptures in between the northbound and southbound tracks. The MTA Website says the artist is Tom Nussbaum and the installment, dating from 1991, is called Workers.
“Nussbaum directly acknowledges — and celebrates — those most likely to view his artwork there — commuters and railroad workers. At the Hartsdale station, twenty-one life-sized figures are placed along the center of the open space between the two train tracks. In addition, monumentally-scaled people made of iron are seen in the station’s track bed, busy working: guiding trains, keeping the track in good repair and throwing switches.”
The MTA site also says similar objets d’art can be found at Scarsdale station–smaller figures located along the roof line of the station house. The installment there is called Travelers, though I don’t recall having seen them there before.
According to his Website, Nussbaum is around 55 and spends a lot of time in Jersey; you can check out his latest exhibition at the New Jersey Visual Art Center.