Taken on August 16, 2017.

I couldn’t film it leaving Grand Central since the conductor needed to be at the front so I had to wait for room.

There are only 24 M2s cars in service. Rush hours are the best chance. So I was lucky to ride one tbh.

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)


  1. I liked the slow walk through Harlem-125th St. I've seen Amtraks blast through Yonkers like they were late for a wedding.

  2. Excellent video. Almost imperceptible slowdown on the change over from 3rd rail to pantographs. I guess the "slow walk" from GCT to the bridge was due to rush hour traffic volume?

  3. Excellent video, fantastic quality. Thanks for sharing it. 1. On this line, there appears to be few if any "track signals". I guess the signalling is indicated inside the cab, with the help of the chirping to slow down? The LIRR has extensive signals on the outside, and assisted by a similar chirp or bell. 2. The passengers who got on the train in the wrong direction weren't too brilliant, BUT I never heard the conductors ever announce that "This is the train to Stamford" either. Too bad you can't get this view for video recording any more on the newer cars.


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