Being a railroad conductor has its benefits--at least for Bob McDonough, who's been working on the Metro-North commuter rail line since 1986. On Friday, the Yale Glee Club was in his car, going to New York City to give a concert. He asked them to sing a Christmas carol, and they were happy to honor the request. (McDonough called it "perk #122 of being a RR conductor.")
Later that evening on the way back to New Haven, McDonough ran into them again on his train. "I'm the conductor, let me conduct," McDonough told the college a capella group, and, as he posted on his Facebook page, "somehow they bought it."
Here (or, em, hear) is "Carol of the Bells" to get you into the Christmas spirit!
Not only did I have "The Yale Glee Club" riding my train into NYC on Friday, but later that night they were on my train back home to New Haven. I told them I was a conductor, so I must conduct...and somehow they bought it . Did I mention they go to YALE? Thank you to Greg Suralik (class of '17) and Nolan Crawford, for recording and emailing your videos to me.Posted by Bob McDonough on Monday, December 7, 2015