Metro-North M8 awaits inspection at Croton-Harmon. Ron Yee photo (July 9, 2010)

Croton Harmon Shop Tour

Saturday, October 26, 2019

A special look at one of the most state-of-the-art railroad maintenance facilities in the U.S.

The Electric Railroaders Association is pleased to announce a return visit to Metro-North’s Croton Harmon Shop. This shop, located in Croton-on-Hudson, is one of MTA Metro-North’s major rail maintenance complexes. It was built in the early 1900s for the New York Central Railroad and serves a variety of Hudson Line rolling stock including M8s, M7s, diesel locomotives and more. The facility received a major renovation in 2010 which included the addition of three new equipment maintenance facilities, expanded train storage capacity and extensive upgrades to their maintenance equipment and they are currently undergoing another large renovation. Croton-Harmon is so advanced that it even won an international Brunel Award in 2011 for outstanding visual design in railway transportation.


Meet Ron Yee, second vice president of the ERA, at 10:30 AM under the clock at the Grand Central Terminal information booth. Don’t be late! We will take the 10:45 AM Hudson Line which arrives at Croton-on-Hudson at approximately 11:30 AM. The tour starts at noon and will last approximately two hours. All attendees must purchase their own roundtrip ticket. This is an active shop environment — wear sturdy shoes or boots. Our last visit in 2017 was a great success and sold out quickly, so book today!

Ordering Details

Due to regulations set by Metro-North, all attendees must submit copy of their driver’s license or passport with the downloadable Ticket Order Form as soon as possible. There will be a limit of 25 attendees.

Out-of-town participants should only purchase refundable hotel and travel. The ERA is not responsible for any expenses incurred due to rescheduling or cancellation of any event.

Ticket Price: $35 Per Person

Applications will be accepted in the order they are received. The deadline for the receipt of applications is Saturday, September 15, OR once 25 completes order forms have been received, whichever occurs earlier.

Only ERA members who have paid their 2019 membership dues will be allowed to participate. If you are not a member, you may join the ERA here or pay by check along with your ticket order form.

Please book your order ASAP! This tour will sell out extremely fast. For further information, please contact Robert Colorafi, ERA trip coordinator, using our online contact form.

Ticket Order Form

Sorry, online ticket sales are not available for this event. To request entry, please mail the following:

  1. Completed Ticket Order Form
  2. A clear copy of your driver’s license or passport

Robert Colorafi
1714 Dahill Road
Brooklyn, NY 11223

Any application without both of these items will be rejected and you may not be able to go on the trip!

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