10 Responses

  1. Sissy says:

    I want to see this 1st hand!! The pictures would be incredible.

  2. Otto Vondrak says:

    Emily, these photos are spectacular! Well done!

  3. Heather says:

    Since you’re also partaking in the koolaid, please share :)

    Also, I’m sure this will continue your reign as top traffic driver to said “wildly popular train enthusiast blog”.

    • Emily says:

      For historical accuracy, it was actually Flavor Aid, and not Kool Aid, but I digress…

      Figured you’d enjoy the caption though. The photo of you was too good not to use :)

  4. Bob says:

    Wow! I’m super jealous!

  5. Eric says:

    I think the coolest place in GCT is the sub basement. It’s the lowest point in Manhattan, and you can see all of the old electrical transformers, now defunct but too big to move.

  6. JOhn says:

    Looking at the gears and back lighting reminds me so much of the (now restored) outside clocks of Buffalo Central Terminal. Always wondered if they were similar (since the BCT was based on GCT) if not slightly smaller. So, thanks for the behind the scenes photos.
    It’s so sad to see so many other architectural marvels in NY outside of “the city” be ignored. I guess I should be happy to see some history being preserved, but it still hurts seeing just what could be…

  7. Gogig says:

    I absolutely love this. I grew up in the area. My grandmother still lives in a 300 year old house in Highland right on the river under the Midhudson bridge that used to be a cattle feeding shed for the railroad line. The freight train tracks go through her yard. You can stand in her yard and wave to the engineers and they’ll toot the horn for you!
    Grand Central is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, IMO. How did you get access to see the clock face?

  8. Suzy Tidwell says:

    Would love to see the inside of the clock face. What do you have to do to take that tour?

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