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North Tonawanda in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The “Highspeed Line”

 
 
The "Highspeed Line" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 7, 2015
1. The "Highspeed Line" Marker
Inscription. The "Highspeed Line" was officially opened June 9, 1918. For a long time it was the fastest mode of transportation between Buffalo and Niagara Falls. The travel time between the foot of Main Street in Buffalo and the foot of Falls Street in Niagara Falls was approximately one hour. The line was discontinued August 20, 1937, and demolition began September 28, 1937.

These large cut stones were removed by the U.S. Navy Seabee Veterans of America, Island X-8, Tonawanda NY. They were taken from the last bridge abutment near Witmer and River Road N. Tonawanda, NY on May 24, 2000. They were taken to the fisherman parking lot and then installed on both sides of the walkway on July 3, 2000.
 
Location. 43° 2.331′ N, 78° 53.259′ W. Marker is in North Tonawanda, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from River Road (New York State Route 265) mile north of Wheatfield Street (New York State Route 429). Click for map. Marker is between the west branch of the Niagara River and River Road in Fishermans Park. Marker is on a cut stone where the walkway to the Seabees memorial meets a small parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: North Tonawanda NY 14120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Marker on Left Stone image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 7, 2015
2. Marker on Left Stone
Walkway to the Seabees Memorial.
flies. U.S. Navy Seabee Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Stephan Butski, U.S.M.C. (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Joseph E. Darlak, SKIc (within shouting distance of this marker); Combat Wounded Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Marines (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Once Around is Never Enough (approx. one mile away); Herschell-Spillman Steam Boiler (approx. one mile away); North Tonawanda (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in North Tonawanda.
 
Also see . . .  North Tonawanda Trolley LInes - North Tonawanda History Museum. (Submitted on January 13, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Northward View image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 7, 2015
3. Northward View
For perspective, the industrial building behind the trees is on River Road (NY 265).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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