I think Dan Brucker is doing what they used to call in
my neighborhood "selling woof tickets"! haha
What I found astonishing in the MSNBC segment is the
director of the Hyde Park (NY) FDR Museum and Library
has apparently been taken in by this yarn. She need's
a wake-up call.
I've been told by a couple old timers who began when
GCT was still NY Central property, that they
told by old timers that the platform and Tk 61 area
dates back to the terminal's opening in 1913 and was
originally called (and still sometimes is) the "Adams
platform." For Adams Express Company. Adams had a
retail express office around E.50th Street. People
would bring their packages in and Adams would load
wagons and take them down in the elevator to the
platform. (The Waldorf didn't open at the present site until
1931.) I believe express cars were loaded right off
the platform, then pulled by a switcher and placed
directly on outbound trains. The next morning these
packages were being delivered in places like Buffalo,
Montreal, Cleveland, Columbus Ohio, Chicago.
Man alive! Overnight delivery circa 1915!