For the millions who travel by rail, it's not uncommon to come across a cell phone, umbrella, loose change, or even a weekly pass while traveling through the subway -- but how about a prosthetic leg?
"It just seems strange that it would sit there and people would be looking at it," said Metro-North morning commuter Michael Grady.
A row behind him, Karina Jean-Louis, a Hudson Line regular the last two-and-a-half years smiled and admitted to seeing the limb a few times in the past. "I've seen it before, I've just never really paid attention to it. Now when you look at it, you ask, 'who put it there? Who does it belong to?'"
The lonely prosthetic limb lies discarded on a rocky slope just outside of the Marble Hill station on the Hudson Line. It is replete with a tube sock and tennis shoe, only adding to the mystery.
Steve Savard knows the Hudson Line well. When not looking at the river, he tends to notice the garbage, and the limb is hard to miss according to him. "Maybe someday someone will have a tuba up there," Savard quipped.
The best way to spot the abandoned limb? When riding into the city, a passenger has to sit in the last car and sit on the left side. When riding away, you'd have to sit in the front car right side. Look about eight feet up and you will see the limb parked at the top of the fence. This should give you a leg up on the competition hoping to scope it out.