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Train Stations, Musicians, City Life

Subway tunes

by Christine Herrin

Cambridge — It was a perfect day in Boston. A little too warm for what I was wearing (the weather said thunderstorms! I looked like a silly person in a sweater and boots in the 26°C sun.) The itinerary was simple: breakfast at a local diner near the HBS dorms, walk walk walk, find lobster rolls for dinner. (Because… Boston.) I shouldn’t have been traveling. My past self — oh, Christine! — had waaaay too m...

Train Stations, Haiku, transportation

Milton Keynes station: Gateway to a Stepford world; Apocalyptic.

by Dan Rubin

Milton keynes — It was my first — and, as of this writing, only — visit to the town of Milton Keynes, one of a handful of ‘new towns’ created during the 1960s in an effort to relieve housing congestion in London. I ...

transportation, waiting, Train Stations

Waiting for the 18:52 at Benfleet.

by Dan Rubin

Benfleet — It’s been a long weekend of time spent with the extended family (on my mum’s side). A mixture of birthday and anniversary celebrations, stretching from Friday through to this evening. I’ve left early...

Rail, Train Stations, ghosts

Ghost in the Machine

by Danielle Ellen

New haven — I’m waiting for the commuter train at the New Haven train station, which is almost 100 years old. My stop is New London, CT, just 50 minutes away but the board reads Harrisburg, PA. I have to check wi...

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