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Grand Central and Railroads, a Clandestine History

New York is home to the nation’s largest train station, Grand Central Terminal. Completed in 1913, Grand Central Terminal, the second train station built at the site, was constructed to allow for the replacement of steam locomotives with electric ones. Secret staircase, hidden jewels and even a secret rail line that allowed President Franklin Roosevelt to travel to and from New York in secrecy during World War II are just a small part of its fascinating history.