Category Archives: Harlem Line

Surprise Trip to Scarsdale

“Scarsdude” makes a case for Scarsdale in our biennial Best Commuter Town contest, citing Harlem Line train access, “sorta ample parking, modern amenities (Dunkin Donuts AND Starbucks practically ON the platform?) and recent station renovations.” In fact, we had the chance … Continue reading

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Back on the Rails

Like a tired old New Haven Line train, Trainjotting is back on the rails again after a brief setback. Indeed, we’d been “hacked” for about 48 hours, as a rogue web outfit took over our site. I thought the guilty … Continue reading

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2011 Storm Stories Vol. 23

Hey, what’s another foot of snow, right? I’m getting pretty good at the drill–get out there and snowblow the driveway, kiss the kiddies and Missus good bye, and set out on foot for the station. The first thing I did … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Missed Trains, Planes and Stops

Yesterday’s follies notwithstanding, I actually have a pretty stellar record of not missing trains. And every time I’ve missed one, it’s been someone else’s fault! Here’s a brief recap of various missed trains and planes over the years. Missed the … Continue reading

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TRAINJOTTING CLASSIC: If Manhattan Island Was the Island of Sodor

From November 6, 2007 Thanks to Little G, we end up spending a lot of time in Sodor—that is, the mythical island on which Thomas the Tank Engine and his train friends operate. All of the trains in Thomas’ world … Continue reading

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Harlem Line Riders Have No Reason to Complain

While we complain about Metro-North–oh, do we complain about Metro-North–we Harlem Liners do realize we have it pretty good, with Metro-North’s best on-time percentage of the three lines, and some creature comforts that New Haven Liners can only dream abou–at … Continue reading

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Fat TJ

We all see people on the train that we think are dead ringers for our cousin, our co-worker, our spouse’s friend from college with the halitosis issues. We also periodically encounter friends and loved ones who tell us how they’ve seen … Continue reading

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Turtle Terrors Tie Up Transit

First it was the mating turtles causing delays at JFK, and now it’s those pesky shelled reptiles clogging up the Metro-North train tracks. Yes, the new Mileposts, your source of monthly breaking Metro-North news, reports that a large number of … Continue reading

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‘Broken Tracks’ Slow Harlem Line Commute

We knew something was up just after we left White Plains at 8:28 this morning, the train positively crawling along as it quixotically (Editor’s Note: First time “quixotically” has ever appeared on Trainjotting) crawled toward the city. We limped through Hartsdale … Continue reading

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My Trip Home When the Harlem Line Was Out, Or, Putting the Tax in Taxi

I’d walked to Grand Central  Friday under a black cloud shaped like a Mohawk haircut; clear skies over the East River and the Hudson, angry thunderheads roofing the middle of Manhattan. I thought of potential dry spots to duck into along … Continue reading

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