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Buffalo and Black Rock Railroad

 
 
Buffalo and Black Rock Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
1. Buffalo and Black Rock Railroad Marker
Inscription.  
Buffalo and Black Rock
Railroad
Southern terminus of horse-drawn
railroad over which first car
traveled on May 16, 1834. Absorbed
1835 by Buffalo and Niagara Falls
(steam) Railroad and, in 1853,
became part of the New York
Central Railroad.

 
Erected 1964 by New York Central System, Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 52.784′ N, 78° 52.646′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Pearl Street and Upper Terrace, on the left when traveling south on Pearl Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Immigrant Steps (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buffalo's Birthplace (about 400 feet away); America's Crossroads: The Spaulding Exchange (about 400 feet away); Shark Girl (about 500 feet away); Medical Society of the County of Erie
Northward - Pearl Street image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
2. Northward - Pearl Street
The wall in which the marker is placed is part of the One Seneca Tower complex, the tallest building in Buffalo (nee the Marine Midland Center, then the HSBC Center).
(about 600 feet away); Canal and Harbor (about 700 feet away); Buffalo's First School House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
More about this marker. The figure at the top of the marker is the Buffalo History Museum.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Southward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
3. Southward
The overpass is Interstate 190.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 29, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 29, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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