Tag: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Track 61, the secret track that serviced Franklin D. Roosevelt and his guests as he entered beneath the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel via Grand Central Terminal. The station was created for him mainly so that press would not photograph him in crutches or a wheelchair due to polio.

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Photo: Sam Horine/Gothamist Wow this is news to me! Gothamist says that the Waldorf-Astoria has an old abandoned train platform underneath the building complete with an old rail car that has just been sitting there unused for about 40 or so years. The station was reportedly used to secretly transport Franklin D. Roosevelt into the […]

This is pretty spectacular. Here’s color 16mm footage of Franklin D. Roosevelt going to his 3rd inaugural on January 20, 1941. The film is excerpted from a longer home video uploaded originally to the Moving Image Archive. I believe this is one of the few times I’ve seen Roosevelt in pictures/film in full color. [via]