Metro-North Workers Track Down Connecticut Musicians' Instruments

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Metro North employees have found and returned two valuable instruments in the last two months.
Metro North employees have found and returned two valuable instruments in the last two months. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Two valuable musical instruments were recently returned to their rightful owners by Metro-North Railroad employees after they accidentally left them on trains, according to the New Haven Register.

Conductor Bob McDonough retrieved a violin belonging to a Stamford woman from an overhead rack that was later identified as a Stradivarius worth an estimated $500,000, the article said.

In October, Westport's famous Nile Rodgers, co-founder of the band Chic, exited a train in a hurry, forgetting his 1959 Fender Stratocaster guitar. It was also later found undamaged and returned to a grateful Rodgers, according to the report.

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If I was traveling with a Stradivarius worth an estimated $500,000 I believe I would have it handcuffed to my wrist. Forgetfully leave it behind? ... no way.