Trains of thought

Over half a million people walk through New York City's Grand Central Terminal every day. Designed by architects Reed & Stem, Warren & Wetmore, and constructed during the years 1903-1913, the Terminal was a bold manifestation of the influence, power, and importance of the New York Central Rail Road and the role of railroads in the growth of the United States as an industrial and world power.

After World War II, the impact of railroads diminished, and travelers departed interci

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