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[Grand Central Terminal in New York City]

Description: Photograph of Grand Central Terminal, New York, May 1943. Facing south on 42nd Street, the building sits squarely in the middle of Park Avenue and motor traffic goes around it by means of two elevated roadways running from 41st Street to 46th Street. The terminal has 123 tracks, 66 on the upper level and 57 on the lower. The upper level has 18.8 miles of track and the lower 14.9 miles making a total of 33.7 miles of railroad track in the terminal and its yard. There are 31 platform tracks on the upper level and 17 on the lower. Of these 48 platform tracks, 11 are loop tracks and 37 are stub end.
Date: 1943
Creator: Nowak, Ed
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Letter from C.I. Scofield to Judge David H. Scott, January 25, 1888]

Description: Letter from C.I. Scofield to D.H. Scott, dated January 5, 1888. On the letterhead of the Central American Mission. He discusses the Paris church's idea of merging with the Southern Presbyterian Church in Paris. Scofield says, "the Southern Presbyterian Church is the deadest, most thoroughly, hopelessly fossilized religious organization on this earth today."
Date: January 25, 1888
Creator: Scofield, C. I. (Cyrus Ingerson), 1843-1921.
Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards

[Main Waiting Room at Pennsylvania Station in New York]

Description: View of Main Waiting Room in Pennsylvania Station, New York, looking towards the Main Information Desk (left) and moving stairs (right). In the background are visible some of the ticket windows and near the head of the stairs the bronze statue of Samuel Rea, former president of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Measuring 300 feet long, 110 feet wide and 150 feet tall, this room is comparable in size to the nave of St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome. It could engulf an ordinary 15-story skyscraper.
Date: 1970~
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad


Description: Menu from the automated restaurant on wheels in the consist of the New York Central Railroad's "World Fair Special" train No. 40, eastbound, enroute from Buffalo to New York, September 1964.
Date: September 1964
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[New York Central Locomotive]

Description: New York Central's Electric locomotive No. 341, the type used on the head-end of passenger trains, awaits its next run over the electrified main line from Croton-Hampton to Grand Central Station, circa 1959. This rail distance is 32.7 miles. The railroad is also electrified to North White Plains on the Harlem Division, a distance of 24 miles.
Date: 1959~
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Old Pennsylvania Station in New York City]

Description: Photograph of one of the world's greatest railroad terminals, the Old Pennsylvania Station on New York, NY seen here on July 1960. Although transformed above the ground-level by construction of the Madison Square Garden, which was completed in December 1969, this terminal continues to provide efficient service to commuters and passengers who use the trains.
Date: 1960
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Rails at Jamaica Station]

Description: Long Island Rail Road's Jamaica Station, looking west toward New York, October 21, 1970. Passenger trains run through this station on an average of one every thirty seconds during peak periods of commuter travel. This is one of the world's busiest rail terminals. Note the outside paralleling third rail beside the respective tracks which provides electrical energy. Trains are powered from 650-volt Direct Current. Two-thirds of all passenger trains on the Long Island Rail Road operate in electrified territory.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

State Street, Albany, N.Y.

Description: Color postcard with a view up State Street in Albany, New York. Dozens of buildings line both sides of the street and the New York State Capitol sits at the top of the hill. Pedestrians, carriages, and trolley cars are in the street. Handwritten on the front, "Mother Aug 20" It is addressed to Mr. R.D. Sanders, Paris, Texas. It is postmarked Albany, N.Y. on Aug 21, 1906.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[As the "Centuries" Pass in the Night]

Description: In an era of long ago, this famous painting by William H. Foster, 1923, titled: "As the 'Centuries' Pass in the Night" was extensively used in advertising by the New York Central Lines. It was also featured in the acclaimed book “Try Giving Yourself Away” by David Dunn
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad