Grand Central by David Marshall 1946 Hard Cover 280 pages indexed Hard Cover
Grand Central by David Marshall 1946 Hard Cover 280 pages indexed Hard Cover
Grand Central by David Marshall 1946 Hard Cover 280 pages indexed Hard Cover
Grand Central by David Marshall 1946 Hard Cover 280 pages indexed Hard Cover
Grand Central by David Marshall 1946 Hard Cover 280 pages indexed Hard Cover
Grand Central by David Marshall 1946 Hard Cover 280 pages indexed Hard Cover
Grand Central by David Marshall 1946 Hard Cover 280 pages indexed Hard Cover
Grand Central by David Marshall 1946 Hard Cover 280 pages indexed Hard Cover
Grand Central by David Marshall 1946 Hard Cover 280 pages indexed Hard Cover

Grand Central by David Marshall 1946 Hard Cover 280 pages indexed Hard Cover

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Grand Central by David Marshall 1946 Hard Cover 280 pages indexed Hard Cover
 
Grand Central by David Marshall
Copyright 1946 SECOND PRINTING  280 pages indexed
Hard Cover  with dust jacket   Writing on first page, tape on dust jacket  
"Arriving Grand central ... Each hour hundreds of people hear these words, and to each of them they denote hut one place -Grand Central Terminal at the heart of New York City. For Grand Central has come to mean much more than a mere station; it has become the meeting place of thousands each day, the goal of millions each year, a city within a city, an integral part of the minds and the lives of the American people.
David Marshall, of the New York Sun, paints the whole fascinating portrait of this renowned institution. He delves beneath surface facts to bring you the history and inner workings of Grand Central; to tell the behind-the-scenes story of the colossal engineering and scheduling problem presented by its daily average of boo-odd trains and 178,000 passengers. Ile introduces the reader to some of the myriad people who are a part of this gigantic network of stone and steel: Jake, the "Keeper of the Clocks," the men who manage the Oyster Bar, station masters, ticket-takers, Red Caps, engineers, and policemen. The picture is one of constantly shifting faces, of moods alternately gay and sad.
Here will be found stories of the famous trains that come into Grand Central; the truth of why the famed star-studded ceiling was painted in reverse; the reason for the fabulous red carpet; the "Kissing Gallery"; the celebrated names behind the history of the stations: the Vanderbilts, Daniel Drew, William J. Wilgus, Engineer; Whitney Warren, architect.
GRAND Central is an absorbing, swiftly moving true story, packed with the variety, drama and excitement of a people always on the move in the meeting place of a nation.

CONTENTS
PREFACE
HEART OF NEW YORK
DAWN
No PLACE FOR A RAILROAD
KISSING GALLERY
CLOCKMASTER
YANKEE RAILROAD
MORNING RUSH
TRAIN DEPARTURE
WAITING ROOM
THE OLD MAN
SEATS IN THE GALLERY DISPATCHER RED-CAP CHIEF   THE MERCHANTRY
INFORMATION SERVICE  102
RED-CAP PREACHER  111
STATION MUSICIAN  115
STATIONMASTER  118
LUNCHEON FOR 10,000  121
POLICE CAPTAIN  131
BACK OF THE TICKET WINDOWS
LADY TICKET SELLER
"THE PUBLIC BE DAMNED!"
SCARS UPON THE MARBLE  168
RIDDLE OF THE GATES  175
EVENING RUSH  185
DEPARTURE OF THE "CENTURY"  189
GANDY DANCER  196
TOWER WORK  203
LEVERMAN  208
TRAIN PROTECTION  211
TENOR  21
NIGHT CLERK  224
TARDY ARRIVAL  230
CIVIL ENGINEER  237
TEN YEARS' EXCAVATION  252
THREE ARCHITECTS
GLORY TO THE MEN OF OLDINDEX

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