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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Grand Central Station in Miniature, at the NYC Transit Store

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Photo by myself at the NYC Transit Museum store, at Grand Central Station.

The 11th Annual Train Show opened on Wednesday at the NYC Transit Museum Store at Grand Central. The large model shows Grand Central, the rail tracks and many buildings including the Empire State Building.

I've mentioned the different levels of Grand Central before, and you can see it in the model above - Park Avenue slopes up north of the building so that you're on a raised platform when you get to the station. Cars wrap around the building to the front and then descend to street level via a ramp.

The storefronts on the actual street level are shown all lit up. Below that are the trains, shown with the ground cut away. Trains leave from Grand Central to upper New York, Washington DC and Connecticut daily.

Children were mesmerized by the miniature people, buildings and trains that moved back and forth. A train set is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.

The model train is set in the Transit Museum Store, so admission is free. It will be on view until February 10th of next year.

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the States. Banks and offices are closed for the holiday. Mark and I will be driving to Long Island to have Thanksgiving dinner with his mother and friends.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Related posts: Outside Grand Central Station, in Midtown, Sharing the Sidewalk, on 42nd Street, and Grand Central, and Tall Tales.


Anonymous said...

Oh I've totally seen this and thought it was very cool. And detailed! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

RedPat said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

K10 said...

Coming to NYC in a few weeks and can't wait to see this! Makes me feel like such a kid. :-)