A deadly accident at the old Grand Central Depot in 1902 led the busy terminal to be redesigned. Over a decade, William Wilgus and his construction crews sunk the tracks underground and switched from steam to electric service -- keeping the trains running the whole time.
From steam engine depot to the grand Beaux Arts monument that opened in 1913 and stands today, explore this gallery of photographs of Grand Central. It features several images from the mid-20th century taken by Boris Y. Klapwald.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.