Hudson Rail and Road Trip

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Poughkeepsie Station in the 1890s

With a view of the Poughkeepsie Bridge across the Hudson River. 8x10-inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Company.

The trip was a success. Fifteen were in attendance and enjoyed numerous photo opportunities at station stops between Poughkeepsie and Hastings-on-Hudson, courtesy of a Leprechaun Lines mini-bus.

Join us for an unusual joint ERA/NYRRE trip to Poughkeepsie. While most of our trips involve photography either from trains or on trains, this trip has both.

We will ride a regularly scheduled Metro-North Hudson line train from Grand Central Terminal to Poughkeepsie. Upon arrival in Poughkeepsie our inclusive luncheon will be at Amici’s Restaurant, conveniently located on the Hudson waterfront and a short walk from the train station. Then after lunch we’ll board a chartered, 29-seat minibus and drive back to NYC along Route 9.

It is during our return trip that we’ll visit some (not enough time for all) of the Hudson Line train stations to photograph their scenic beauty. We might even catch some Metro-North and Amtrak trains passing through some of the stations. (The trip is not designed to chase trains, though. Each station visit will be short to maximize the number of stations visited.) Once back in New York, the minibus will discharge us at Harlem-125th Street Station, Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station.

Schedule

9:44 am - Leave GCT. Board the third car from the rear.
9:55 am - Leave 125th Street
11:28 am - Arrive Poughkeepsie
11:40 am - Lunch at Amici’s Restaurant
1:15 pm - Minibus leaves Poughkeepsie
6:15 pm - Minibus arrives at 125th Street
6:45 pm - Minibus arrives at GCT
7:00 pm - Minibus arrives at Penn Station

Ticket Price: $84 Per Person

The ticket price is only $84 for this trip ($82 for seniors 65 and older). The fare includes Metro-North transportation to Poughkeepsie, the Amici’s luncheon, and a chartered minibus ride back to NYC. Please write your email address legibly on the order form (PDF download below) so we can notify you if there are any changes in the arrangements detailed above.

For further updates and information concerning this trip, please e-mail Steve Kalka at trip@nyrre.org or call him at 516-660-1972. This trip operates rain or shine.

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