Railfan window view from the front of an M3 trainset as it runs express from Ossining to Grand Central Terminal. Shot with my Go Pro. Starts off a little dark, but eventually the dawn breaks and the video looks great.

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    • phillyslasher
      phillyslasher

      Nice video. I'm surprised with the lack of headlight etiquette though. Where I'm from, you kill those ditch lights when meeting another train during the night or dusk/dawn hours.

      about 5 days ago
    • lasalleman
      lasalleman

      Good video. Dawn starts breaking at around 14:00.

      about 2 months ago
    • boatymcboatface418
      boatymcboatface418

      Just a little more scenic than the Babylon line on the LIRR.. Sometimes I'm not sure if those that live in the Hudson Valley realize how lucky they are.

      about 3 months ago
    • charles helfrich
      charles helfrich

      Hopefully this route will be available on train simulator 2019.

      about 6 months ago
    • Deepblues
      Deepblues

      From what i've seen of American rail vids it seems like the Metro North area is the most scenic in the USA. Thanks for the vid from a Brit.

      about 6 months ago
    • Frank Frank
      Frank Frank

      Good but you can't see very much the first half of the video...

      about 6 months ago
    • Ed Gein
      Ed Gein

      Is this the only rail line that goes right through a maximum security prison?

      about 6 months ago
    • Jersey Mike's Rail Videos
      Jersey Mike's Rail Videos In reply to Ed Gein

      +glen atkinson North of Tarrytown.

      about 25 days ago
    • glen atkinson
      glen atkinson In reply to Ed Gein

      Sing Sing....Ossining north of Yonkers

      about 2 months ago
    • Cardi B
      Cardi B In reply to Ed Gein

      +Jersey Mike's Rail Videos HELLO BITCH WHERES THE PRISON AT?!?!?!!?

      about 2 months ago
    • Buffalo Railfan
      Buffalo Railfan In reply to Ed Gein

      +Jersey Mike's Rail Videos Where this prison?

      about 3 months ago
    • Jersey Mike's Rail Videos
      Jersey Mike's Rail Videos In reply to Ed Gein

      I would assume so.

      about 6 months ago
    • Ed Gein
      Ed Gein

      Grand Central looks just like the Paris catacombs.

      about 6 months ago
    • NaYawkr
      NaYawkr

      I did not see even one 'Homeless' Bum living in the tunnel.

      about 7 months ago
    • NaYawkr
      NaYawkr

      Vanderbilt once owned Grand Central Terminal and the New York Central the same way you own the shirt on your back.

      about 7 months ago
    • NaYawkr
      NaYawkr

      This is the route commonly called the New York Central Water Level Route, built and wholly owned at one time by the illiterate Commodore Vanderbilt.

      about 7 months ago
    • NaYawkr
      NaYawkr

      Shocking to realize just how inadequate and largely useless are the Headlamps on this train. Can't see much ahead of the train at all, no wonder they hit cars and people.

      about 7 months ago
    • ElCapitan1718
      ElCapitan1718

      I only saw a handful of wayside signals, mostly at crossovers. Is this line operated under cab signal, ATC, or PTC protocol? Great video. Thank you for sharing.

      about 8 months ago
    • Jersey Mike's Rail Videos
      Jersey Mike's Rail Videos In reply to ElCapitan1718

      It is cab signaled without fixed wayside signals.

      about 8 months ago
    • Geoff Barry
      Geoff Barry

      So where do these NMRR lines sit historically?  Are they the remains of GC's suburban/interurban network or did they underlie the lines out of GC station as a feeder network of the MTA's predecessors?  From a Pom living in Australia...who loves all your NY stuff , especially the RFWs.

      about 10 months ago
    • Jersey Mike's Rail Videos
      Jersey Mike's Rail Videos In reply to Geoff Barry

      Due to geography the NY Central only had two major commuter lines out of the city, Hudson Division and Harlem Division. Today they are the Hudson and Harlem lines. Metro North has seen surprisingly little schedule and route change since the 1950's/60's.

      about 10 months ago
    • TouchyBanana
      TouchyBanana

      Must be nice to look at the river while taking the trip.
      Unfortunately down here in Philly INEPTA can't do anything but at least they did get ACS-64s instead of some other random Electric Locomotive.

      about 11 months ago
    • SolarFlare 3000
      SolarFlare 3000

      25:37 My dad works at the Kingsbridge Bus Depot, across that bridge. You were taking the hudson line?

      about 1 year ago
    • RellyOhBoy
      RellyOhBoy

      I love train porn

      about 1 year ago
    • trainrover
      trainrover

      Why those gangways over the platform track, what must've been wrong with that track?!

      about 1 year ago
    • DonCormack
      DonCormack In reply to trainrover

      trainrover, That is done when they pull the local tracks out of service for track or platform work. Trains arrive on the express tracks and are loaded via spans. Got a solid engineer on this trainset as well. Nailing his marks at those stations.

      about 7 months ago
    • Robbi496
      Robbi496

      Scenic commuting along the Hudson :)

      about 1 year ago
    • Michael Conway
      Michael Conway

      Thanks for the video. I grew up in Ossining and took the train to NYC nearly every weekend. Ossining wasn't a bad place but not the most exciting place either.

      about 1 year ago
    • Spaceshotx7
      Spaceshotx7

      First of all, I wonder why GCT is the only station on the MNRR where trains don't sound their horns approaching the platforms. Also, which trains use the upper level platforms, and which trains use the lower level platforms?

      about 1 year ago
    • Kellice Swaggerty
      Kellice Swaggerty

      Enjoyable ride! It was interesting to see trains passing by in the opposite direction on both the left & right side. Safety is no "accident". It takes a lot of careful coordination and detailed logistics for the system to run so smoothly!

      about 1 year ago
    • Random Railfan
      Random Railfan

      13:12 That's my station!

      about 1 year ago
    • Robbi496
      Robbi496 In reply to Random Railfan

      are you a resident of the "Cross-Bar" hotel there? LOL (Sorry, bad joke)

      about 1 year ago
    • Jerry Jones
      Jerry Jones

      Superb and mesmerizing. I think I'll take that trip again!

      about 2 years ago
    • jay capp
      jay capp

      Thanks. Great Video.

      about 2 years ago
    • W N
      W N

      Great video, the train was booking! Never been on this line. thanks!

      about 2 years ago
    • Studio Catz
      Studio Catz

      Using to ride this line more then others (on Metro North)
      Sometime I've rode there even during a thunderstorm

      about 2 years ago
    • Look Out For The Train
      Look Out For The Train

      Sweet ride! How did you mount your GoPro to an RFW? Suction cup?

      about 2 years ago
    • Look Out For The Train
      Look Out For The Train In reply to Look Out For The Train

      +Jersey Mike's Rail Videos I know, but I'd most likely be riding a train with blurred cab glass, so id have to do a side window. I do agree a cab ride video is much much better though.

      about 2 years ago
    • Jersey Mike's Rail Videos
      Jersey Mike's Rail Videos In reply to Look Out For The Train

      Time lapse isn't a meaningful substitute for a head or rear end video.

      about 2 years ago
    • Look Out For The Train
      Look Out For The Train In reply to Look Out For The Train

      +Jersey Mike's Rail Videos Right, I'll have to get one of those for a time lapse. Also I subbed

      about 2 years ago
    • Jersey Mike's Rail Videos
      Jersey Mike's Rail Videos In reply to Look Out For The Train

      Yeah.

      about 2 years ago
    • Ramp Rat31
      Ramp Rat31

      I love these videos, bro! Great! :) Kinda gives you a feel for the classical age of the NYC tunnels.

      about 2 years ago
    • Nicholas Piumelli
      Nicholas Piumelli

      Excellent video. Best I've seen on YouTube of a Metro North train ride through the tunnels. Thank you for sharing. Might I ask how you were able to get in the front of the cab?

      about 2 years ago
    • Lord Alex The Dev
      Lord Alex The Dev In reply to Nicholas Piumelli

      Those are M7's you are talking about (I Hate Them).

      about 7 months ago
    • Nicholas Piumelli
      Nicholas Piumelli In reply to Nicholas Piumelli

      +Jersey Mike's Rail Videos ah okay I see what you're saying. Every train I've ever been on that part has been closed off. Bummer.

      about 2 years ago
    • Jersey Mike's Rail Videos
      Jersey Mike's Rail Videos In reply to Nicholas Piumelli

      +Nicholas Piumelli There is only one M3 and they have half cabs and a front window you can look out of.

      about 2 years ago
    • Nicholas Piumelli
      Nicholas Piumelli In reply to Nicholas Piumelli

      +Jersey Mike's Rail Videos what do you mean by rail fan Windows? I know they have three Windows on the front, and on the door to the cab it has a little box window, but that one is all distorted. Are you referring to the old or new M-3's?

      about 2 years ago
    • Jersey Mike's Rail Videos
      Jersey Mike's Rail Videos In reply to Nicholas Piumelli

      +Nicholas Piumelli M3's have Railfan Windows.

      about 2 years ago