Bossy’s Favorite Things. May 14, 2009 Walking between cars while the train is moving. What is it about this small chaotic thrill, and thinking for a second you may remain forever locked out of what you left behind and where you’re going? Like life. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail « Previous Post: Bossy’s Favorite Things.Next Post: » Bossy’s Favorite Things.
Meg at the Members Lounge saysMay 14, 2009 at 8:42 am
It’s even better to take the whole ride that way if possible. My sister in law once told me it was a subway highlight to ride this way from North Station to Fenway. Thrills and chills!
MariaV saysMay 14, 2009 at 8:43 am
Unfortunately, It’s illegal now in New York. I recently saw cops detain a man for doing so.
Philly saysMay 14, 2009 at 8:52 am
I’m a scary mary. Will only walk through when train is stopped, unless I have had a few then who knows.
jandondi saysMay 14, 2009 at 9:07 am
You’ve nailed it once again.
That subliminal rush of terror/anticipation. Yep, happens every time.
Lovelyn saysMay 14, 2009 at 10:17 am
I have to admit that that’s one of my favorite things too. When I was a child and first discovered you could do that, I wanted to walk through the whole train. My mother humored me and did it. Ever sense than whenever I ride a train I have to take a little walk.
Grandma J saysMay 14, 2009 at 10:25 am
Bossy is brave. Don’t ever use the restrooms on the train
Jacquie saysMay 14, 2009 at 10:46 am
Good one – I always somehow feel like I’m not supposed to be doing it, so it’s probably my own fault if I fall to my death.
Reeb saysMay 14, 2009 at 11:55 am
I love the rush too, on the rare opportunities I’m on trains.
“Remain forever locked out” and/or that the “press button to open door” button will refuse to work…
junebug saysMay 14, 2009 at 1:39 pm
I agree. I like to do this.
Ms. Cranky Pants saysMay 14, 2009 at 1:45 pm
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foolery saysMay 14, 2009 at 3:37 pm
How fortunate that they used steel for those interiors — you know, so easy to keep clean. *snort*
jen @ negative lane saysMay 14, 2009 at 4:00 pm
That’s one of my favorite scary/fun things to do, too! But of course, I come from a train-ridin’ family, so it’s in my blood.
Jill saysMay 14, 2009 at 8:04 pm
absolutely hate that. Even makes me cringe to look at the picture Which might explain why two years in New York and I was totally done. I need structure, order, and ultimately the suburbs. I know… BOOOOOORING.
Ellie saysMay 14, 2009 at 11:08 pm
Love the whoosh.
David saysMay 15, 2009 at 10:44 am
While illegal on the NYC subway, I enjoy doing it on other trains because it makes me feel like a seasoned traveler who has his “sea legs” and can do it smoothly without even holding on to anything as I pass through.
Half Assed Kitchen saysMay 17, 2009 at 10:47 pm
I had to ride like that from Rome to Northern Italy once. It blew. But your description is lovely and captivating and I might have to share it on the evil Facebook.