So what does Abraham Lincoln have to do with the New York Central Railroad?
The plaque at the top tells it all. He rode the NY Central to his inauguration and again to his buriel.
Plaque in honor of President Lincoln at 414 W. 30th Street in NY City
It is at the site of the Hudson River Railroad’s New York City passenger station. Lincoln arrived here February 19, 1861 on his route to be inaugurated in Washington DC as President of the United States. After his assination Lincoln’s body went through here April 25, 1865. The Hudson River Railroad became part of the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad and moved it’s main station to what became Grand Central Terminal. The old Hudson River Railroad line in the city became the West Side Freight Line.
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