For Grand Central

Written and Produced by
Michael Epstein

Narrated by
Joe Morton

Edited by
Kris Liem

Associate Producer
Kathryn Lord

Director of Photography
Michael Chin

Music
Joel Goodman

Archival Research
Rebecca Wexler

Visual Effects Director
Tim D'Amico

Still Motion Photography
Michael Epstein
Andrew Heikila

Sound Recordists
Merce Williams
Charlie Macarone

Online Editor
Martin Benn
Deborah Wallach

Sound Re-Recording
James Redding
Sync Sound, NY

Assistant Camera
Jonathan Weaver

Assistant Editor
Stephen Dunn
Damon Ginandes

Music Editor
David Bramfitt

Gaffers
Frederick C. Galfas
Marc Labatte

Best Boy
Travis Tomlinson
Chris Elassad

Key Grip
Chris Lally

Production Coordinator
Katherine F. Wright

Production Assistants
Eugene Kotlyarenko
Aina Fuller
Mia Bruno

Accounting
Marsha Goldberg
Glenn Tanzer

Legal
Karen Shatzkin

Academic Advisors
Kurt Schlitchting
T.J. Stiles

Production Interns
Brandon Lewis
Laura LaPerche
Rommel Genciana
Brandon York

Archival Stills
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University in the City of New York
Boris Yale Klapwald courtesy of Brain Ink Brown Brothers, Sterling, PA
c2001 New York City Police Department. All rights reserved. Used with permission of the New York City Police Department
Charles Pappas
Collection of the New Rochelle Public Library
Collection of the New York Historical Society
Corbis
Courtesy of Dakota County Historical Society
Courtesy of Mary Lindlau and Courtesy of the Queens Borough Public Library, Long Island Division, August Kruzensk
Photographs courtesy of the New York Transit Museum
Courtesy of the Queens Borough PUblic Library, Long Island Division, Borough President of Queens Photographs and Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives
Culver Pictures
David Rumsey Map Collection
Frank English/MTA Metro=North Railroad
Getty Images
Grand Central Terminal Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Matthew Brady photograph provided courtesy of Mr. Alfred G. Vanderbilt
Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium
The New York Public Library, Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations
The Railroad Enthusiasts of New York at The Williamson Library
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Tunnel Shield During Construction Looking East, March 29, 1905, Pennsylvania Railroad, Conrail Public Affairs Office, MG-286 Penn Central Railroad Collection, Pennsylvania State Archives
The New Jersey Room, Jersey City Free Public Library
N.Y. Herald Newspaper images courtesy of ProQuest UMI
WASA/Studio A Successor Firm to Reed & Stem; Wank Adams Slavin Assocaites LLP New York, NY

Archival Footage
Getty
John E. Allen
Library of Congress

Special Thanks
Dan Brucker
Susan Gilbert
The Chaffetz Family
Frank English
Neal Pilzer and MPE

For American Experience

Post Production
Vanessa Ezersky
Glenn Fukushima

Series Designer
Alison Kennedy

On-line Editor
Spencer Gentry

Sound Mix
John Jenkins

Production Manager
Nancy Sherman

Web
Molly Jacobs
Tory Starr

Legal
Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Scott Kardel

Project Administration
Susana Fernandes
Pamela Gaudiano
Lauren Noyes

Project Administration
Mary Lugo
Cara White

Project Manager
Lauren Prestileo

Series Manager
James E. Dunford

Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau

Series Producer
Susan Bellows

Senior Producer
Sharon Grimberg

Executive Producer
Mark Samels

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