I Thought I Saw A Ghost Train at Metro-North’s West Haven Station.

Sometime last summer, I read a press release proclaiming something to effect that Metro-North’s New Haven Line electric service was now completely operated with the new Kawasaki M8 multiple units, and that all of old Metropolitan cars had been withdrawn.

I thought I did.

Recent trips along the old New Haven seemed to have confirmed this transformation.

So, I was quite surprised the other day when a ghost train arrived at Metro-North’s West Haven Station!

This is great contrast: old cars at the new station. Notice that I carefully included the date in the sign. Lumix LX7 photograph.
This is great contrast: old Metropolitan cars at the new station. Notice that I carefully included the date in the sign. Lumix LX7 photograph.

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Real passengers boarded and it whizzed away toward Grand Central.

Fascinating!

My father and I were supposed to have boarded, as we were on our way to New York. ‘Why didn’t you get on?’

‘What? Ride a ghost train?!’ I’ll wait for the M-8.’ (In truth I was so surprised, my primary thought was to take a photo.)

For my next trick, I’m heading out the Boston & Albany west-end to catch some of the A1 Berkshires on the move. I’ll report back.

Tracking the Light Sees Ghosts!

 

One thought on “I Thought I Saw A Ghost Train at Metro-North’s West Haven Station.”

  1. Don’t tell Andy K (MNCR) that one of his charges broke out of its corral & was running wild.

    You’d have a better chance of finding that NYC Hudson which was abandoned in an industrial complex somewhere around Utica.

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