Track 61 Under The Waldorf Astoria
Beneath the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City lies a secret rail track that once guided President Franklin D. Roosevelt, among many other important people. The secret passage helped FDR to hide from the public how bad his Polio journey was.
The famous landmark hasn’t been in service for over five decades, but it once presented a way for famous people to avoid the dangers of travel in the Big Apple.
A secret elevator placed tunnel-goers directly into the hotel, which had leased the underground space for a 63-year-long lease sometime in the 1920s.
Today, the place is completely shut down, with a train still on the tracks, no less, and the MTA does NOT give tours. Nevertheless, you can catch a glimpse of this secret tunnel if you look closely to your right as you leave on the MetroNorth Trains.