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New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo and Black Rock Railroad
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. . . . — Map (db m92799) HM
New York (Erie County), Buffalo — Buffalo and Niagara Falls Railroad1836-1869
Present day Niagara Street was the original route of the first steam railroad in Western New York. Service from Black Rock to Niagara Falls began on August 26, 1836. The New York Central Railroad acquired the line in 1869. Black Rock Heritage Trail . . . — Map (db m77794) HM
New York (Erie County), Tonawanda — First Railroad
The Buffalo & Niagara Falls Railway, the first western New York steam railway, cut through dense forest here in 1836. — Map (db m77795) HM
New York (Erie County), Tonawanda — Railroad Station1870 - 1922
Erected in 1870 this building served as the NYCRR station until the track relocation in 1922. — Map (db m77796) HM
New York (Erie County), Tonawanda — The Railroad
Rise of the Railroad On August 26, 1836, the first steam locomotive in Western New York made its maiden run between Black Rock and Tonawanda at a speed of 15 - 20 miles an hour. By the 5th of November that same year, regular trips were made . . . — Map (db m77302) HM

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