Category Archives: Toy Trains

THE TRAINJOTTING READER: “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold”

Gay Talese’s 1966 “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold” is often held up as the finest bit of journalism, or at least celebrity journalism, in U.S. history. As the back story goes, Talese, writing for Esquire,¬†was not given access to the … Continue reading

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Mini Metro-North Trains Selling Well

There’s a well-done story about Lionel Train’s miniature take on the New York subway and Metro-North in the Stamford Advocate. The story suggests that toy trains might just be a hit this holiday season, as people harken back to simpler … Continue reading

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Lionel Makes Metro-North Mini’s

If you’re the type that spends your entire 8:08 from Chappaqua ride talking about toy trains, here’s something for you. Lionel has issued a 25th-anniversary commemorative Metro-North toy train set. Selling for $280, the set includes one powered M-7 car … Continue reading

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Men II Boyz on the 8:16

It appears the good will on the 6:33 last night carried over until the morn. A pair of middle-aged white guys (I know, major surprise on Metro-North) sat across from each other. They were dapper in a dress-down Friday kind … Continue reading

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