Greetings from the ClubAcela in Penn Station where I’ve arrived after completing a YNY-NYP points run on the first Empire Service Train of the day to stop at Yonkers #236 to set up my day-trip to Philadelphia tomorrow and enjoy a second breakfast before a noon time appointment in midtown.
First I’ve rebuilt, and added tons of photos to Springfield–(142 Photos added) from my long stopover on Friday and the trip I made there a few weeks ago on my via Inland Route trip. These photos include the four platforms, stations both the modern one and facade of the historic one, plus two of the Heritage Locomotives (virtually my only photos of them stopping at station)
Getting to Yonkers I realized I was cutting it just a bit close, I leave the house at 9:00 on this Summer-like morning and decide to walk to 191 Street and get the 1 train through the tunnel to avoid dealing with 181 Street’s overcrowded elevators.
I get to 191 Street at 9:19 and just miss the 1 train. at 9:24 the next one comes and I get to 242 Street-Van Courtlandt Park at 9:33. I was hoping for the 9:30 Bee-Line bus to have a little more time. Luckily combined service is every 10 minutes during weekdays from 242 st to Yonkers on all the various incarnations of Bus Route 1 and Route 2 and peak-hour Route 3.
- 10:25 – Pass track workers and over the Duyvil bridge. The path along the Hudson south of dyckman looks like its going to Just be a stub with a loop at the end and no legal connection further south.
- 10:31 – Northbound #281 passes us as we pass fairway and we go under riverside park.
- 10:38 – Go trough the tunnels of the west side line. At 38th st I notice an Amtrak owned (Bear, DE registered) fuel truck down on the tracks.
- 10:40 – reach the main electric tunnels, lights off entering the station on track 5 and we arrive 10 minutes early. I walk up to the ClubAcela as the usher is gathering passengers taking the silver star.