The National Railway Historical Society, Washington, D.C. Chapter, Inc. presents a

Grand Central Terminal Tour

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Join the Washington, D.C. Chapter, NRHS for fantastic non-public VIP walking tour of New York’s City’s Grand Central Terminal (GCT) at 347 Madison Ave.  Our tour begins at 11:00 am on March 15, 2012 inside the Stationmaster’s office near track 35 in the heart of the main concourse.  Then for the next 3 plus hours, you’ll get to truly know Grand Central Terminal on a guided tour hosted by Metro-North. On this adventure we will:

Discover a jewel in GCT worth between $10-20 million.

 Learn of a secret, hidden staircase on the main concourse that no one ever sees--but is used all the time.

 Visit New York City's deepest, largest and most secret basement--which Adolf Hitler tried to have destroyed in 1942.

Unveil a design error in the main concourse--that is the size of the main concourse.

Learn of a train station buried within the terminal--which contains another historic secret within itself.

Explore the Lost and Found--and find out why it's the world's most effective lost and found.

Whisper a secret in a certain corner of the terminal--and have your friend hear it 30 feet away.

 Visit the brand new Operations Control Center--and discover the technological secret that keeps the trains crash-proof.

 Learn how time--as we know it--actually, truly began in Grand Central.

Visit the secret "war room" located in GCT on a floor that doesn't exist.

 Climb up into the clock tower atop GCT--and stand behind the world's largest example of Tiffany glass.

 And more....

Grand Central Terminal


DCNRHS Members: $30

Nonmembers: $35 


TIPS:  Arrive early! There is a food court at the Terminal. Wear shoes comfortable for walking.

For information, call 610-429-5858

or e-mail

Grand Central Terminal Tour March 15, 2012

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c/o Mike Martin, Reservations Agent
503 Mayfield Avenue
West Chester, PA 19380-5211


1. This is an extended walking tour of a historic landmark; participants must be at least 18 years of age, be physically able to walk and stand uninterrupted for three or more hours, and be able to climb and descend stairs unassisted. No food or drink is permitted. You may be subject to security screening.  A brief public rest room break will be made during the tour.

2. No refund of purchased tickets after March 1, 2012, other than by operator's cancellation of the tour. On-line reservation fees are not refundable.

3. Package does not include meals, snacks, or transportation.

4. Schedule is subject to change without notice. Tour content is subject to change without notice.  

5. Participants must arrive at Stationmaster’s Office by Track 35 by 11:00 am.

6. The General Conditions for tours, trips, excursions and events as published on the DCNRHS web site ( apply.  By making a reservation, participants agree to be bound by both the General and these specific Conditions.

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