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  1. Sheryl says:

    It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Grand Central – that was GREAT! (and I have a secret GCT bathroom I’ll tell you about for those insane occasions like I encountered on St Patrick’s Day. I don’t want the world to know, so I won’t mention it here…)

  2. Carl says:

    I believe the wreck in the tunnel came after the building of the new GCT. Steam locomotive operation in the tunnels left them foggy and severely restricted visibility. That was the final straw for the city and an ordinance was passed requiring electrification. The old depot was an extremely busy place and one of the compelling reasons for replacement was the method of terminating trains there. Steam locomotives were not allowed under the shed so occupied passenger trains were dropped into the station platforms. Dropping is where the locomotive is cut off at speed and moved to a side track while the cars behind continue to coast into the station. The brakemen then applied hand brakes to bring them to a stop at the platforms.

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