Grand Central Terminal History
The official Web site for Grand Central Terminal presents essays on its history, as well as information about walking tours, shops, restaurants at the terminal, and more.
MTA Arts for Transit: Boris Klapwald Gallery
"Meet Me at Grand Central" is the title of photographer Boris Klapwald's evocative series of images from the early 1950s. Browse a few of these classic pictures, some of which were featured in the American Experience documentary, at this site maintained by New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Grand Central Photos on Flickr
Explore thousands of self-published photographs of Grand Central taken by a host of photographers on this popular photo-sharing site.
National Park Service: The House of Vanderbilt
From the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site comes this online family history, including a description of the first Vanderbilt to invest in railroads, Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, who admitted, "I have been insane on the subject of moneymaking all my life."
American Experience: Streamliners
Learn about the sleek designs and revolutionary diesel engines that made the U.S. passenger rail system the envy of the world.
The Richest Man in the World: Andrew Carnegie
This site from American Experience describes the expansion of railroads in the United States and presents a gallery of homes on New York's Millionaire's Row, including the Vanderbilt chateau.
American Experience: Transcontinental Railroad
Can't get enough train history? Trace the exploits of the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific in their race to meet up in Utah! Scout the route, see an interactive map, and learn how workers blasted through the Sierra Nevada with nitroglycerin.
Belle, John and Maxinne R. Leighton. Grand Central: Gateway to a Million Lives. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2000.
Schlichting, Kurt C. Grand Central Terminal: Railroads, Engineering, and Architecture in New York City. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
Stanley, Ed. Grand Central Terminal: Gateway to New York City. New York: MONDO Publishing, 2003.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.