Grand Central’s abandoned Track 61 - When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was in office, he utilized a secret train line that connected Grand Central to the Waldorf-Astoria. The area even has a huge freight elevator that was used to fit his limousine allowing FDR to travel to and from New York City in secrecy during World War II. This was the train he used which still sits on Track 61.
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Built in 1626 by Sir Thomas Morgan, Ruperra Castle in Lower Machen, Wales, has suffered two fires during its time. Rebuilt after the first fire in 1785, the abandoned mansion – which was the first “mock castle” in Wales – remained in Morgan hands until around 1935, when the family fortune declined. Used by the British Army during World War Two, Ruperra Castle was again gutted by fire in 1941 and has remained a decaying shell ever since
Track 61, the secret train platform beneath the Waldorf-Astoria. The long-abandoned train platform, which allowed VIPs to enter the hotel in a more private manner—most famously it was used by Franklin D. Roosevelt, possibly to hide the fact that he was in a wheelchair suffering from polio. The mysterious track, known as Track 61, still houses the train car and private elevator, which were both large enough for FDR's armor-plated Pierce Arrow car.