Category Archives: Slippery Rail

Metro-North Explains “Slippery Rail” on YouTube

If you’ve ever had trouble explaining to friends and loved ones why your train is frequently late, or short a number of cars, this time of year, here’s a handy two-minute video explaining the scourge of Slippery-Rail Syndrome, or, as … Continue reading

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If It’s Hailing, Then I’m Hailing

Twice in the past three days, I thought I could get to my NYC destination from the northern ‘burbs without the aid of a car. Twice, I was foiled. The Missus took Little G and Little Miss C away for … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the Tree Across From the Train Station, In Pictures

October 29, 2010. AKA “today.” October 29, 2009 October 29, 2008

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An Open Letter To:

Trainjotting. I know, I know, it’s been several days since I’ve posted. I apologize. You’re mad, I know. Yes, there is that other blog. It’s late-model and attractive, I know, and commands a lot of attention. I know from experience … Continue reading

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Not Many Tales From the Rails

I figure I’m about due for a good freakish train experience. Seriously, it’s been some time since I’ve had a good eyewitness incident to blog about: a rider-conductor tiff, a rider-rider spat, snakes on a train, whatever it might be. … Continue reading

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Slippery Rail Syndrome Strikes Subways

Outer-borough folks are learning what Metro-North riders have long known: Fallen leaves can severely foul up your commute. The MTA has posted signs on subway lines that go outside, reports the New York Times, warning riders to expect leaf-fueled delays. … Continue reading

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Mystery Kid Rides Again

The kid bike was on the rack at Hawthorne again this morning. It’s a tiny little dirt bike, with a lock so flimsy that I was surprised did not pop open in this morning’s sharp winds. It looks like it’s … Continue reading

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