Orchard Park station

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Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway Station
Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway Station 1.jpg
Orchard Park station is located in New York
Orchard Park station
Orchard Park station is located in the United States
Orchard Park station
Location395 South Lincoln Avenue, Orchard Park, New York
Coordinates42°45′30.757″N 78°44′49.887″W / 42.75854361°N 78.74719083°W / 42.75854361; -78.74719083Coordinates: 42°45′30.757″N 78°44′49.887″W / 42.75854361°N 78.74719083°W / 42.75854361; -78.74719083
Arealess than one acre
Built1911
ArchitectBR&P Railroad; Richardson, H.H.
NRHP reference No.07000871[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 30, 2007

Orchard Park station is a historic railway station located at Orchard Park in Erie County, New York. It was constructed in 1911 and served passenger trains until the 1950s.

History[edit]

Orchard Park station was based on the 1881 station in Auburndale, Massachusetts, seen here on an early color postcard

The property includes the passenger depot and brick freight house both constructed in 1911, tracks, a concrete bumper post, a semaphore signal, a portion of the entrance drive, and four period rail cars. The station's plan is based largely on one designed by Henry Hobson Richardson for the 1884 station at Auburndale, Massachusetts, which was demolished in 1961 after 80 years in service.[2]

When the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway (BR&P) was acquired by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Orchard Park Station became a B&O station. It was a flag stop on day and nighttime trains on the BRP route between Lackawanna Terminal in Buffalo and Baltimore and Ohio Station in Pittsburgh.[3] The B&O terminated passenger service in 1955, eight years before the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway took financial control of the B&O. Freight service operated from Orchard Park until 1979. The station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007 as the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railroad Station.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Archived from the original (Searchable database) on July 1, 2015. Retrieved 2016-07-01. Note: This includes James Slominski (April 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railroad Station" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01. and Accompanying photographs
  3. ^ "Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Table 25". Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. 78 (12). May 1946.

External links[edit]

Media related to Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway Station (Orchard Park, New York) at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Following station
Jewettville
toward Pittsburgh
Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway Lackawanna
toward Buffalo