July 2, 2012
Taking the train to the Bronx Zoo, Botanical Garden, 1904

Emily, the blogger behind I Ride the Harlem Line is my kind of amateur historian. She mixes quixotic passion (New York City’s railroad history) with single-minded focus (specifically the Harlem Line). The Harlem Line, which is the line you still take to the Garden, was once owned by the New York Central company, who just 13 years after the Garden’s founding published this guide to the Bronx Park (which included the Zoo). Click through to see the beautiful illustrations, to read Emily’s commentary, and to pore over the quaint descriptions. It’s a charming trip back in time. ~AR

  1. creamconecoffee reblogged this from nybg and added:
    You guys definitely need to check it out! Because Emily is awesome and she’s an amazing railroad historian!
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  3. bernadettepasley reblogged this from nybg and added:
    This is about two of my favorite things- Trains, and the New York Botanical Garden:
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