In this Nov. 9, 1965 photo, stranded commuters crowd the waiting area of the Long Island Railroad in New York’s Pennsylvania Station during a massive power failure that plunged tens of millions into darkness across the northeastern U.S. and southern Canada for hours. In New York City, it came at 5:27 p.m., the height of the evening commute, trapping hundreds of thousands of subway riders in their train cars, stranding others in building elevators, and turning Grand Central Terminal into an ad-hoc bedroom for commuters who couldn’t get home. (AP Photo/John Lent)

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