"Living with Steam"page graciously sent me. A Toronto, Hamilton, and Buffalo train, pulled by Engine #15, waits by the New York Central's old Terrace Street Station on Lower Terrace Street sometime in the very early 1930s. Next stop, Toronto, Canada via the International Bridge. The station was built by the Central as a quick way to appease the City of Buffalo who demanded that the Central run passenger service on their Belt Line in exchange for allowing the Belt Line to be constructed. The small, green clapboard building served its purpose for several years until the opening of Central Terminal slowly diminished the Terrace Station's importance.

(For another view of the station, see

Photograph 14.)

Once departing the station, trains would run along the Terrace and then

swing down Church Streetbefore meeting up with the Central's Niagara Branch which ran parallel to the Erie Canal. (The same track exist today although used soley by Amtrak.)

Today, the area where the station sat is the on-ramp to the Skyway. The buildings to the right of the photograph are where the Adam's Mark Hotel and the studios of WNED TV are located. (Personally, I'll take the old neighborhood and the presence of the steam locomotives rather than a "red blotch" and a "begging house" any day.)

A very special "thank you" to Keith Sirman, and the T. H. & B. Historical Society for sending this and many other great pictures of T. H. & B. trains in Buffalo.

Photograph 57
Summertime is a time of travel. For me, it usually means a time of travel by train. Unfortunately, I'm unable to make a trip anywhere this summer let along a trip by train due to recent arrival of a certain little "Pearl." However I am constantly reminded of my love for railroads and train travel by the ever present sound of a locomotive horn making it's "2 longs, 1 short, and 1 long" grade crossing pattern as I try to sleep at night. The grade crossing is almost 3 miles away from my house, but on a clear night, the volume of the train might as well be the same as if it were traveling on the long-abandoned tracks directly behind my house. This is my reason for yet another railroad-related photograph in this collection. The train horn woke me up. Here I type.

This photograph is one of several that a visitor to the