Scenes from the front of a train

Today we’ll try something a little different. I’ll shut up and just share a photo essay of my trip home from New York City to Connecticut.

But first a few words about that: The train was pretty crowded last Friday and I couldn’t find a seat. The vestibules were standing-room only, so I found myself at the very front of the first car. I realized as we pulled out of the tunnel from Grand Central that I was about to have a view of the commute that I’d never seen before. I had also been wanting to experiment with Instagram, so I quickly downloaded the app. I was ready to start shooting by the time we pulled into Harlem/125th Street station.

The rest of the story you’ll see below. I didn’t set any aspiration to be comprehensive, so you won’t see every stop we made. I also took some breaks, but I think I got some interesting shots. By the way, any black dots or red splotches you can make out in these photos? They’re the remains of bugs who got in the train’s way, preserved on the window I was shooting through.

If you think any of these would make a good replacement photo for the Notes From the Train logo, please let me know.

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