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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Grand Central Station (Charlie Herman/WNYC)

Each day, more than 700,000 people pass through Grand Central Terminal — one of the city's famous landmarks. WNYC took a behind-the-scenes tour of this historic terminal station.

Find out details about the iconic opal clock in the center of the terminal, take a look FDR secret train car and peek inside the control room of the train station where a train arrives every minute.

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Comments [4]

Keith from Manhattan

Lee Carlson is correct. Grand Central is the end of the line, a terminus, the Terminal. A "station" is a stop along a route.

Many oldsters use the incorrect name because of "Grand Central Station," a CBS radio series for decades. The producers were forbidden from using "terminal" for legal reasons.

Jan. 10 2012 10:21 AM
Amy from NY, NY

Really enjoyed this short! Would love to see more! Maybe a longer video next time.

Jan. 02 2012 07:29 PM

WEll, hate to bust the bubble, but there's no "secret FDR Train Car". It's an old baggage car that Metro-North uses for storage.

Want to know more about the tracks under the Waldorf-Astoria? An excellent account can be found on Joe Brennan's "Abandoned Stations" webpage: http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/abandoned/gct61.html

Nov. 24 2011 10:51 AM
Lee Carlson from New Haven, CT

Grand Central Station is the name of a Post Office, not the huge railroad station in New York, which is Grand Central TERMINAL.

Nov. 24 2011 08:20 AM

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