From: Dale and Ev SBC gobills AT ncweb DOT com
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 16:00:35 -0400
Subject: East Buffalo Erie Stations
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At 05:33 18-07-2008, you wrote:
>Henry & List,
>The site of the East Delevan Ave. Chevy plant was partially built on land
>owned by the Erie Railroad. At the crossing of the Erie tracks, on the south
>side of E. Delevan Ave., the Erie built a beautiful commuter station in
>1890. It was simular in appearance to the Erie Kensington Station. I believe
>it lasted to about WWI. In 1890 the newspaper noted that the Erie was
>painting all their depots a buff color with brown trim. I assume they were
>some other color.
>The Erie and DL&W tracks ran paralell at this point in the city. E. Delevan
>Depot is one of the most photographically elusive of all Erie Depots. I have
>only seen it in the distance in one photo. I have the Next Station Will Be
>series, looked at Syracuse U. and Lib of Congress sites, Buffalo Historical
>Society, etc and never found a photo of this depot. I wonder how many Erie
>Depots are "missing in action"?
>I was born about 500 feet east of this depot in the late 40s. I grew up on
>Texas St not far from this site and for the first 22 years of my life saw
>the Erie and DL&W bridges over E. Delevan Ave. almost every day of my life,
>but never took a photo, as bridges and trains were everywhere in Buffalo.
Ron, Henry and others,
Here are photos I found somewhere. One is labelled Kensington,
another Main Street, the 3rd Walden Avenue. The last is simply "East
To me, "Kensington" is the nicer of the lot.
If anyone can narrow down the time period of these pix I'd appreciate it.