Category Archives: Conductor

Connecticut Man Decked on New Haven Line Train, Twice

The season finale of Mad Men offered up something that everyone can agree is fun to watch: weasely Pete Campbell, getting his lights punched out. It was minor solace, I’m sure, but at least Lane Pryce exited this world knowing … Continue reading

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Conducting Himself in a Pleasant Manner

Nice feature in NY Times on a Metro-North conductor who makes everyone’s, or at least most people’s, commutes a tiny bit brighter. The conductor is Timothy Curley. Writes the Times: You can travel the 82 miles fromGrand Central Terminalto the … Continue reading

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LIRR To Eliminate ‘Drunk Train’

Blame it on How I Met Your Mother–Long Island’s beloved “drunk train” will soon ride no more. Following a pair of incidents involved wasted riders striking Long Island Railroad conductors in the wee hours, not to mention a recent episode … Continue reading

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Rapping, Harmonica Playing Conductor Entertains Riders

A conductor who appears to be working on a LIRR train gave a little performance, including harmonica, a “hat trick” involving his blue chapeau, (mercifully short) rapping, and some Borscht Belt humor, to riders recently. The video is posted on … Continue reading

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Happiest of Holidays from Trainjotting

We are going off the rails for a spell after today to partake in typical holiday activities. We leave you with The Inevitable Twas the Night Before Christmas parody, which we first ran in 2008. Happy holidays, or, as we … Continue reading

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Beating the Buzzer

We 5:27 riders got a little peek under the conductor’s cap yesterday. It was a few seconds shy of 5:27 when the train’s warning buzzer rang. I didn’t sprint–I knew there was no way the thing was shutting its doors … Continue reading

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‘Marooned’ in the Morning, Blocked in the Eve

We had to take both an earlier train in the morning yesterday, and a later one in the p.m., due to having to attend a Revenue Generating Event (RGE) for work yesterday. Getting up for that 7:29, which is surely … Continue reading

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