Author Archives: G. Francis

To bug or not to bug

We all know the cars on the New Haven line are gross. To be honest though, as a regular on the “bloodline,” (named for the red motif used on the trains,) the squalor isn’t usually forefront on my mind. I … Continue reading

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Trainjotting has moved

Trainjotting has moved to a new server and can be found at http://trainjotting.com. If you are looking for RSS feeds they can be found at http://trainjotting.com/feed.  All new posts will be at those addresses. This blog is for archive purposes only.

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Word of the Week: SEATENFREUDE

SEATENFREUDE: SEET en FROYD/noun/ The guilty pleasure one gets when sitting in a train packed with aisle surfers. (Note: seatenfreude is best enjoyed from the comfy confines of the object of one’s O. Seat D.) Usage: I missed the 5:56, … Continue reading

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Word of the Week – Seatenfreude

Seatenfreude/seat’n-froi’də/noun – The guilty pleasure one gets when sitting in a train packed with aisle surfers. (Note: seatenfreude is best enjoyed from the comfy confines of the object of one’s O. Seat D.) Usage: I missed the 5:56, but I … Continue reading

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There but for the grace of God sit I

My first glimpse of the Mamaroneck platform this morning told me something was wrong. There were way too many people standing around looking even less happy than usual. While I’m used to standing on the ride home, not getting a … Continue reading

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Why I didn’t commute Monday

Well our fearless leader Malone5a has put out a call for all noreaster-themed commuter stories and as I’m a resident of storm-addled Mamaroneck he’s looking for me to come up with something. Having not gone into the office the day … Continue reading

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Why I didn’t commute Monday

Well our fearless leader Malone5a has put out a call for all noreaster-themed commuter stories and as I’m a resident of storm-addled Mamaroneck he’s looking for me to come up with something. Having not gone into the office the day … Continue reading

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