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On the left, a couple of postcards of the NYC station in Batavia I found on EBay. I lived here in back in the good ole days of 1964-1965, when the New York Central, Lehigh Valley, and Lackawanna came into town. Batavia is still home to CSX (altho there isn't much left of the station), and a short line, the Depew, Lancaster, and Western. To the right of the two postcards is a picture of the depot from 2006 when I stopped thru town. A DLW freight is on the right. All the way to the right is a scene from yesteryear on main street.
What can you say... this old depot must have been great back in it's heyday... fortunately, it's still with us, and "they" are trying to figure out what to do with it. When I was there two years ago (2006), there was a theater using some of the space to rehearse in. it has been replaced by Amtrak with two stations, one in Depew, and a real sorry excuse for one in the downtown Buffalo area.
Depew is now pretty much the main station in Buffalo, residing about 8 miles or so east of the downtown area. Were still looking for my shots of the station itself...... but it's nothing worth holding your breath over....
Here are some scans of postcards collected by Phil F of Harrisburg, who grew up in Granville. If you Google Granville, you may find references to Grandville also show up.
New Rochelle is where I was born, way back in 1951. Nice little town in Westchester County, just a stones throw outside New York City's Bronx. During the early to mid 1900's, it was a popular place for Italians to settle once they came through Ellis Island in NYC. Once we moved away in the late 50's, we still came back to visit my father's parents, while my mother's parents lived in the Queens alongside the New Haven, the same line that came through New Rochelle and the station below is on. The line is currently used by Amtrak and the Metro North commuter trains. Amtrak replaced the last of the New Haven style triangular catenary about three or four years ago. Metro North remodeled the station once they got rid of the old low platform New Haven cars, and went to high platform cars.
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