Vintage Photograph Shows FDNY on Scene of Fire at Grand Central Terminal in 1967

March 28, 1967: Firemen at the scene a fire on a track at Grand Central Terminal, where a fire on a train of the New Haven line sent smoke billowing through the station and into the Pan Am building and prompting evacuations. “The smoke was pouring out, and people kept demanding to know when their rains were leaving,” one witness reported to The Times.
March 28, 1967: Firemen at the scene a fire on a track at Grand Central Terminal, where a fire on a train of the New Haven line sent smoke billowing through the station and into the Pan Am building and prompting evacuations. “The smoke was pouring out, and people kept demanding to know when their rains were leaving,” one witness reported to The Times.

The Lively Morgue is a daily photo blog from the New York Times in which an original photo from the newspaper's archives is reposted along with tidbits of information gleaned from the historical article it accompanied. Along with a rescan of the original photograph, the backs of each photo are also scanned, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the editorial process of one of the world's best newspapers.

Today's post shows the New York City Fire Department at the scene of a fire at Grand Central Terminal in 1967.

March 28, 1967: Firemen at the scene a fire on a track at Grand Central Terminal, where a fire on a train of the New Haven line sent smoke billowing through the station and into the Pan Am building and prompting evacuations. “The smoke was pouring out, and people kept demanding to know when their rains were leaving,” one witness reported to The Times.

The original article from 1967 has more.

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