Grand Central Terminal Tour

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Secrets of Grand Central

Dan Brucker, Metro-North’s official Grand Central historian, describes how lithium bromide is added to super-hot, wet steam to create cool air during our July 28, 2012 tour.

Join the ERA for a Tour of the Majestic Grand Central Terminal

The Electric Railroaders’ Association is pleased to announce its 35th annual guided tour of Grand Central Terminal on Saturday, March 25, 2017. This majestic terminal, officially opened in 1913 at the pinnacle of American long-distance rail travel, originally served as the crown jewel for New York Central Railroad. Today, it services Metro-North Railroad passengers and over 20 million visitors annually. After extensive renovations in recent years leading up to its recent 100th anniversary, Grand Central Terminal is better than ever.

Dan Brucker, Metro-North Railroad’s official Grand Central historian, will be our host to explain interesting features of the terminal, both old and new, which covers 48 acres with 46 platforms and a plethora of corridors, concourses, rooms and secrets. In addition to the architectural and structural points to be visited, we hope to see various types of locomotives and car equipment. We will learn about upcoming plans for GCT, such the major ongoing East Side Access Project connecting it to the Long Island Rail Road. The tour should prove to be a delight to all — seasoned railfans, history buffs and anyone who enjoys a good time.

Join us for a morning of exploring one of New York’s architectural masterpieces. The tour will meet in the Station Master’s Office at 8:50 a.m. and will last until approximately 11:00 a.m. The Station Master’s Office is located under the West Balcony on the main level, next to the NY Transit Museum store. This tour is sold out.