For many, commuting from Katonah to a job in Manhattan is a daily ritual. The Metro North train is a more-than-civilized way to travel. Because most trains begin their journey into the city a few stops north of Katonah, the nearly empty train almost always offers a wide selection of comfortable seats for the 45-mile commute. At 59 minutes on the express train, the timing is perfect to have a cup of coffee, read the daily paper, and sneak in a refreshing nap before landing at Grand Central Station. This photo was taken "off-peak" during a holiday week when the schools are closed. The riders look somewhat more relaxed than they would at peak commuting times, although the train, filled with families on their way to an adventure in "the City," was much more lively than normal and seats were actually at a premium. Nonetheless, I had a good seat and a lovely conversation with a charming woman, originally from California, who was on her way to the City for a haircut.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Posted by RaleighKat at 7:55 AM