Category Archives: Hudson Line

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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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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Since You Don’t Spend Enough Time on Metro-North…

If you think you see a giant pink bunny on your Metro-North train April 4, it’s not the L.S.D. The railroad is hosting its annual Easter “Bunny Express” trip, with separate 90-minute kiddie round-trips departing Grand Central at 11 and … Continue reading

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Today’s installment of The Trainjotting Reader looks at Netherland, a novel by the New York-based Irishman Joseph O’Neill. It’s about a Dutch guy named Hans who finds that revisiting his former pastime of cricket helps him deal with anxieties stemming from … Continue reading

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Hour Delays on Hudson Line

Switching problems are causing major delays on the Hudson Line, reports the Journal News. The trains are held up as much as an hour each way. Trains were always receiving signals, [spokesperson Dan] Brucker said, but had to stop when … 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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The Great Train Revelry, Part III: The Hudson Line

Trainjotting examined the first two parts of InTown Magazine’s “The Great Train Revelry,” covering the pubs along the Harlem Line and the New Haven Line, earlier this week. Here, ladies and gentlemen, is the third and final installment: the Hudson … Continue reading

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New MTA Timetable: Hudson Line Cements Favorite Son Status

The Hudson Line, the darling of the Metro-North trinity, gets a whopping 41 more trains each week when the spring timetable goes into action April 6. All told, Metro-North is adding an extra 67 trains each week to keep up … Continue reading

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