Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway Station (Orchard Park, New York)

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Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway Station
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Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway Station (Orchard Park, New York) is located in New York
Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway Station (Orchard Park, New York)
Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway Station (Orchard Park, New York) is located in USA
Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway Station (Orchard Park, New York)
Location 395 South Lincoln Avenue, Orchard Park, New York
Coordinates 42°45′39″N 78°45′5″W / 42.76083°N 78.75139°W / 42.76083; -78.75139Coordinates: 42°45′39″N 78°45′5″W / 42.76083°N 78.75139°W / 42.76083; -78.75139
Area less than one acre
Built 1911
Architect BR&P Railroad; Richardson, H.H.
NRHP Reference # 07000871[1]
Added to NRHP August 30, 2007

Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railroad 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. The station terminated passenger service in the 1950s before the merger between B&O and C&O into the Chessie System. Freight service operated from Orchard Park until 1979. The station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. 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

External links[edit]

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

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