Getaway train under Waldorf Astoria

The Post today mentions a special train parked under the Waldorf Astoria as an escape option for President Bush and other leaders staying at the hotel.

The Metro North train is parked at a platform that was built under the hotel during its construction in the 1930s; the platform was previously used by General Pershing and President Franklin Roosevelt, and Andy Warhol’s collective is said to have once thrown a party down there.

You can get the whole story, along with pictures of the exterior entrance leading down to the platform, at Joseph Brennan’s Abandoned Stations page.

[via Gothamist]


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