View from the Train
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‘It’s over’ Oh boy, don’t we long to hear those words so we may go back to normal. I do fear it will be a new normal; people just don’t know who to listen to … more
For centuries, history relied on the oral art of storytelling to pass the tales of ole through generations. Although the stories get watered down through the years; they become embellished with feats … more
There is part of an old Irish Blessing that says, “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.” We start this New Year and new decade with great expectations … more
The holiday season brings its own share of joy and some tribulation, kind of a mixed bag. Families will be traveling near and far to visit friends and relatives. In a country with such high rates of … more
Life goes on.  After a long absence, June was back on the 5:10 a.m. from Port Jervis to the city. We regulars asked where her husband Pat was. June’s face was twisted as she spoke the … more
The beauty of the fall here in the Upper Delaware Valley is undeniable, and we will have only a short time left to absorb the pallet of colors that surrounds us. As a student of art, I was always … more
We happen to be blessed living in the Upper Delaware Valley; just the scenery alone can take your breath away. Each summer, our population practically triples when the visitors come to our majestic … more
Many of us on the Port Jervis line end our commute in New York at Pennsylvania Station or, as we call it, Penn. Penn Station serves more than 600,000 commuters a day from a combination of Amtrak, … more
Summer is officially upon us, we can tell from the crowds on the Port Jervis trains and the traffic on the roads. When and if the weather cooperates, we all benefit. A typical Friday holiday evening … more
Working in New York City and living in the Upper Delaware River Valley has its own set of challenges. We commuters usually have a routine that helps us get out of the door in the morning—at … more
I can see my breath in the crisp air, trying to blow smoke circles to no avail. With the collar of my winter coat folded up, protecting me from the wind that is blowing this morning, I’m … more
We are as dark as the night. We move slowly through this winter chill. We were warned that going north would be cold, but our bones never expected this. Even as we huddle together, arms crossed, … more
… so good, as the saying goes. The year has been good to us commuters, trains have heat, snow hasn’t caused any real major delays and the commutes have been relatively uneventful. The … more
My neighbor Joe recently posted a photo of himself in his Lawnsmith shirt, wearing a red bandana and his train engineer’s hat,  admiring a display of Lionel trains running under his … more
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