Friday, June 26, 2009

Train in Vain

A long night in New York City devolved into a long morning in (or near) Milford. The MetroNorth train that I and Mike Anthony (no, not the Van Halen bassist) took home from Grand Central Station at 1:12 a.m. caught fire about five minutes from the Milford station and caused a 1 1/2-hour delay. Yep, it caught fire.

We were cruising along, me listening to my iPod at typically high volume, when suddenly I heard a loud explosion and saw a spark -- a real, big spark -- outside the train window. The train stopped, things get dark, and after what seemed like 10 minutes the announcement that we already knew came -- "Folks, we've experienced a technical problem, we're trying to fix it."

Thanks.

Anyway, they tell us all to move up to the first few trains of the car. As we pass through the car ahead of ours, smoke starts billowing through. Great.

Long story short, after a near 90-minute wait, a "rescue train" comes to our rescue, hitches us up and takes us to the Milford and New Haven stops. I got home at 5 a.m. Was at TPC River Highlands for the Travelers by 11:30 a.m.

Quiz question: Who sang "Train in Vain."

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

why no other but The Clash

1:53 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can we please get some sort of recruit/Camp Calhoun update? '10 class is crucial and it appears we are nowhere close to getting a verbal

2:58 PM 
Blogger David Borges said...

stay tuned ...

3:34 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

technically mick jones of the clash if we're being picky.

9:05 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave! what is the story with Jim Calhoun's camp?

11:07 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we NEED a verbal and NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! '10 class can really shape future (or fall) of program

10:30 AM 

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