Never enough!

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You never ready to let your loved one’s go! You just do it….

I haven’t seen death in front of my eyes, specially death of our own parents. I find myself very lucky enough in this case but my father isn’t. I heard him talking to my mom; that he was very upset that he didn’t get to see his father for one last time but he was relieved that he did everything that he could and he was just right beside his mother when she died. My grandparents were loving and caring person. My father is a very strong person emotionally; he never cried in front of us but when they died he cried alot. He is kind of introvert, never let others feel what he is feeling; shows his extreme love towards them.

This is when i realize that how much it counts for a person to stay…

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Drawing of the “Peddler” at Pine Plains station by Victor Westman

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Lee Beaujon collection

Victor Westman is an engineer retired from the Harlem line and living in Danbury CT. His drawings were intended for a book which Robert Adams was writing about the CNE and ND&C. Unfortunately Adams passed away before the manuscript was completed and the book was never published. Some of these pictures have been used previously in Christmas card illustrations.

During the years of World War I and after, the Central New England Railway considered its main line between Pine Plains and State Line, New York, to be that of the former Poughkeepsie & Eastern via Ancram Lead Mines and Boston Corners due to its lower grades. Next best was the former Rhinebeck & Connecticut route via Silvernails, Copake, and Boston Corners. The heavy grades over Winchell Mountain via the former Newburgh, Dutchess & Connecticut route from Millerton via Shekomeko became the least desirable.

In the 1921 setting…

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RAF Cottam – Built and Abandoned.

Aviation Trails

Up in the Yorkshire Wolds stands an airfield that could have been considered as one the Air Ministry’s ‘less sensible’ decisions. Open to the elements, this site was built but never fully used by an operational flying unit, in fact, Cottam could be considered one of the RAF’s more expensive bomb dumps, used primarily for munitions storage toward the war’s end. In its construction it would have accommodation, a hangar, and a watch office, along with three concrete runways – all the makings of an RAF bomber base, yet it was often desolate and empty. Even though it wasn’t used operationally, it did have its own problems however, and its own casualties . As we head across the River Humber into the East Riding of Yorkshire, we visit the former RAF airfield, RAF Cottam.

RAF Cottam.

Designed originally as a satellite for RAF Driffield, Cottam airfield lies high up in…

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New York City Commuters Face 44 Days of Amtrak Service Cuts in July and August

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Bloomburg via California Rail News

Amtrak is anticipating as many as 44 days of limited service this summer for repairs at Pennsylvania Station in a preliminary plan that appears to favor the national passenger railroad’s needs over those of a half-million daily New York City commuters.

Much of the track and platform work would take place during weekdays, when New Jersey Transit and Long Island Rail Road riders jam the station during rush hours. No major track outages are scheduled during the July 4th and Labor Day holiday weekends, when workers typically have off and Amtrak has a ridership spike.

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