The Secret Train Buried Under Grand Central
Neglected and rusting deep below Grand Central station, the armored train that helped heroic Roosevelt keep his polio secret.
SECRET TRAIN UNDER GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
Lying forgotten two hundred feet below one of America's most iconic buildings lies the closely guarded secret of one of America's finest presidents - rusting away when it could be a monument to his greatness. Hidden under the Grand Central train terminal in New York lies a vast area that was unknown to the outside world until the late Eighties.
It houses the power network that is responsible for the electricity that runs the entire station - and was a key target for Hitler during the Second World War.
But there is also the little known Waldorf-Astoria platform, which is known by Grand Central staff as the Roosevelt Platform. And there is parked the decaying hulk of the train the four-times elected president used to hide his disability, the paralysis from the waist down which forced him to use a wheelchair in private. Now go underground watching the video below
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