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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is June 9, 1918.
 
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) ¼ mile north of Wheatfield Street (New York State Route 429). Marker is between the west branch of the Niagara River and River
Walkway to the Seabees Memorial image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 30, 2018
2. Walkway to the Seabees Memorial
( plaques on the right )
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Road in Fishermans Park. Marker is on a cut stone where the walkway to the Seabees memorial meets a small parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Tonawanda NY 14120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Admiral's Way (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Robert J. Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Massacre On Wake Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Navy Seabees Vietnam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Navy Seabee Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Island X-8 NSVA (within shouting distance of this marker); Navy Seabees World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Stephan Butski, U.S.M.C. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
Walkway to the Seabees Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 7, 2015
3. Walkway to the Seabees Memorial
The Marker is on Left Stone
Walkway to the Seabees Memorial image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 30, 2018
4. Walkway to the Seabees Memorial
Northward View image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 7, 2015
5. Northward View
For perspective, the industrial building behind the trees is on River Road (NY 265).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 13, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   2. submitted on December 11, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.   3. submitted on January 13, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   4. submitted on December 11, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.   5. submitted on January 13, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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