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

First Railroad

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 13, 2014
1. First Railroad Marker
Inscription. The Buffalo & Niagara Falls Railway, the first western New York steam railway, cut through dense forest here in 1836.
 
Erected 2013 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
 
Location. 43° 0.27′ N, 78° 52.856′ W. Marker is in Tonawanda, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 265) and Franklin Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is opposite of Franklin Street on a small green space bearing the sign Heritage Point, immediately south of a cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Tonawanda NY 14150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. German Evangelical Church (approx. mile away); Louis P.A. Eberhardt Home (approx. mile away); Railroad Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tonawanda Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Erie Canal Site (approx. one mile away); Great Ships of the Niagara (approx. one mile away); To The Glory of God and in Grateful Remembrance (approx. one mile away); Engineering the Erie Canal (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tonawanda.
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 13, 2014
2. First Railroad Marker
Northward
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Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
First Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 13, 2014
3. First Railroad Marker
Southward; Park Ave intersection in background.
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 13, 2014
4. First Railroad Marker
Northward at Park Street corner.
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 13, 2014
5. First Railroad Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on October 8, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   4. submitted on September 23, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   5. submitted on September 21, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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