Category Archives: Derailed

Conductor Bobby’s Gruesome Hat Trick

Employees of the railroad average three on the job fatalities, as in, people killed by trains, in their careers. Conductor Bobby had his third last week, and had to get off the train and search for the body. He writes: … Continue reading

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Misconduct in Conductor Booth

OK, I’ve been slacking on the old–almost six year old!–blog this week, and for that, I am sorry. Busy week. Worked from home a day. Blah blah blah. Anyway, the always refreshing musings of Conductor Bobby more than fill the … Continue reading

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Men in Blue Feeling Blue

Good to see Bobby McD putting (cyber) pen to (cyber) paper once again and posting on his excellent “Bobby Derailed” conductor blog. It was a blue moon last week, notes Bobby, and the passengers on the New Haven Line┬áresponded in … Continue reading

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Victoria’s Secret Metro-North Pal

Our Metro-North blogging brethren IRidetheHarlemLine did a fun interview with our Metro-North blogging brethren Derailed. Derailed is Bobby McDonough’s diary about the people he meets while working as a conductor on Metro-North; Bobby has taken a break from the blogging … Continue reading

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Monkee Spotted in Grand Central

Conductor Bobby, a Metro-North man with a knack for spotting B list celebs on and around trains, adds another to his list: former Monkee Peter Tork. “He had just gotten off a train,” writes Bobby on FB. “But I don’t … Continue reading

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Metro-North, Grand Central, and a Clear, Cool Tuesday Nine Years Before

Well, we all know what sad anniversary New York (and America) marks tomorrow, and following is a heartfelt essay from the inimitable Conductor Bobby on his “Derailed” blog about his return to the city on Metro-North two days after the … Continue reading

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St. Paddy’s Fun on Hudson Line

Commuters on the Hudson Line were treated to the usual St. Patrick’s Day Pogue Mahone fun–crowd-surfing, boozing, puking–on their morning train March 17. Sorry we missed it. Thanks to Conductor Bobby for this link. Of course, Cablevision’s News 12–not available … Continue reading

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Conductor Bobby’s Celeb Sightings a Dunne Deal

Besides elicting one of the most bizarre obit second paragraphs as I’ve seen in some time, the passing of famous writer Dominick Dunne earlier this week prompted an entertaining yard from Conductor Bobby, the New Haven Line staffer with a … Continue reading

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Ashleigh Banfield Looks Young For ’50’

The year 2000. The towers stood tall, Mike Piazza hit mammoth home runs, and Ashleigh Banfield was all over MSNBC. Conductor to the Stars Bobby has an Ashleigh sighting on Metro-North (she lives in Connecticut), along with a topless woman … Continue reading

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Train Tickets and Race Cards

Conductor Bobby thinks he deserves a cold one with the president after a racial flare-up with a black Metro-North rider some time ago. He writes: I was collecting tickets on an early morning train when I came upon a bench/row … Continue reading

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