Vintage Photograph Shows the Second Grand Central Station Circa 1900

Grand Central Station [i.e. Depot], New York, N.Y., ca 1900
Grand Central Station [i.e. Depot], New York, N.Y., ca 1900
Photo: LOC

Captured around mid-1900, this vintage photograph shows the second, short-lived iteration of Grand Central Station. Opened in that year, the station only operated for 3 years, torn down following a train collision due to steamy, smoke-filled tracks. Once torn down, the station was reconfigured to accommodate the current Grand Central Terminal and track layout. Here is a Google StreetView of how this same intersection (Vanderbilt and 42nd St) looks today:

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