A day off from school, be it legal or not, was wisely spent down at the depot. With camera in hand, the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad depot at the foot of Main Street was perhaps the best place to watch trains. All of the trains that entered the depot did so on an elevated platform. The depot was located on the bank of the Buffalo River and was a docking point for steam ships sailing the Great Lakes. Not far from the depot was Commercial Street, where the Canadiana was docked.
In this photo, this group of youngsters share a soft drink with a railroad employee. I wonder if they got a ride in an engine. The main section of the D.L.&. W. station was demolished in 1979, but the train shed is still used today by the NFTA.