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Trains
Every Person in New York

The Williamson Library
A large collection of railroad books, magazines, and memorabilia, the Williamson is located in Grand Central, maintained by the NY Railroad Enthusiasts (see below), and open by appointment.


The Sprague Library
Electric railway fans have the Sprague collection for research, also at Grand Central. It's managed by the Electric Railroaders' Association.


Model Trains
Red Caboose, 23 W. 45th [5th/6th] 212.575.0155
World of Trains, 718.520.9700, Lionel trains repair service
Trainworld, 751 McDonald Ave. [Cortelyou/Ditmas] Bklyn 718.436.7072


Grand Central Tour
The weekly tour of Grand Central, given by the Municipal Art Society, is one of our favorite walking tours. Given Wednesdays, 12:30pm, $10 suggested donation, meet at the info booth.


Websites
New York Railroad Enthusiasts
Railroad Station Historical Society
Forgotten New York



NY Transit Museum
The NY Transit Museum exhibit The Once and Future Pennsylvania Station is a look at the old McKim, Mead and White beauty.


Old Penn Station/New Moynihan Station
Old: The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station
New: Friends of Moynihan Station



Movie
At the center of J. J. Abrams' hit movie Super 8 is an epic train crash.


Le Train Bleu
Bloomie's vintage dining car and the designer who created the fabulous signage.



Mooning Amtrak
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that could be the 32nd annual Mooning Amtrak event that takes place railside in Orange County's Laguna Niguel. Started in 1979, as many great things do, as a bar dare… [Continued]

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for Every Person in New York on Tuesdays in MUG and daily at Jason's site.


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