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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