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Pleasant Trip to Sleepy Rings Hollow

The Hawthorne and Valhalla train stations were knocked out of commission following the horrific crash from Feb. 3, and I figured they’d remain out for weeks. Waiting on a bus at Hawthorne station, which would take me to North White … Continue reading

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Murdered Pleasantville Woman Had Sued Metro-North

We got an email from a reporter recently, related to the murder of 76-year-old Linda Misek-Falkoff of Pleasantville. Turns out we’d mentioned Linda on Trainjotting way back in 2008, and she’d responded with a detailed comment. The reporter was curious … Continue reading

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Commuting, Tough Mudder Style

I noticed this for the first time ever in over eight years of commuting out of Hawthorne station. OK, the picture sucks–old iPhone–but you can make out the essentials: a driveway or mini parking lot, a long ladder heading down … Continue reading

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Happy Ending for Poor ‘Scorched Earth’ Fellow on New Haven Line

Saugatucker writes in with a happy update on an “old red-faced Wall Street guy with bloodshot eyes” who’d had a particularly harsh–perhaps even “scorching”–day at work back in those dark days of 2008. That day, Saugatucker heard the man light … Continue reading

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No Replacements Replacement Needed

I took a car, two trains and a CitiBike to Forest Hills Friday night to see the Replacements. You step off the LIRR in Forest Hills and feel like you’re in London. You walk five minutes toward the decrepit old … Continue reading

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Gilligan Called, He Wants His Railroad Back

And you thought your commute sucked. (Well, if you’re riding the Beleagured New Haven Line these days, it certainly does.) Out there–and we do mean out there–in Thailand, Gilligan’s Island-esque bamboo trains ride the rails where actual trains used to … Continue reading

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At Least *Someone* at Metro-North Is Sorry

A Metro-North conductor is the darling of the beleaugured railroad these days, though likely catching some heat from corporate, after issuing a written apology to riders and leaving his missive on the seats. Thirty year MNR vet Michael Shaw left … Continue reading

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