Photos of the National Train Day Event
nice shot get any of track 61
Thank you Dan, no I didn't.. I never made the connection about whats there, can a regular person "from the public" get to the Waldorf-Astoria platform area to see the FDR's train?
I did the National train day event, tracks 34-37 had to wait a little over an hour and a half in line to see the display... I have some photos that are not Panoramio type that are in my Picasaweb album, here..
it was some one from the public that found out about track 61 and made it public along with the fact that Hitlers personal passenger car was stored there like the pictures in Picasa web album, here..
I got this info from the History Channel there are many other site but History.com is pretty clear to understand: Grand Central Terminal: An American Icon Turns 100
It’s likely that many a commuter has wished for a short cut that would whisk them to their destination without the hassle of Grand Central’s bustling, rush hour crowds. For one native New Yorker, that wish was a reality. During his time in office, President Franklin Roosevelt utilized a secret rail line, Track 61, which provided an underground connection between Grand Central and the nearby Waldorf-Astoria hotel. There was even a large freight elevator at the Waldorf’s end of the track, big enough to fit the president’s Pierce Arrow limousine, which allowed FDR to travel to and from New York in secrecy—quite handy for clandestine missions as he led the U.S. war effort during World War II.
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Photo taken in Murray Hill, New York, NY, USA
Misplaced? Suggest new location