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Introducing New Exhibits


The Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier, in North Tonawanda (Niagara County), NY, welcomes visitors over the June 15 & 16 Path Through History Weekend with the unveiling of three new exhibits highlighting some of the region’s most unique railroads. First, The Niagara Junction Railway, an electrified freight switching line in Niagara Falls that served the city’s chemical industry. The exhibit includes an original headlight from a rare Niagara Junction electric engine. Second, The Buffalo Creek Railroad, which provided freight switching on Buffalo’s waterfront & served many of the area’s grain elevators, silos and mills. Third, The Niagara, St. Catherines & Toronto Railway, an electrified interurban line that provided passenger & freight service to communities on the Niagara Peninsula. Housed in the 1923 Erie Railroad North Tonawanda Freight Station, the Museum’s collection contains tens of thousands of historical artifacts, photos, slides & films. The Museum includes the adjacent ‘EL-2’ switch tower; one of only two such structures remaining in all of western New York. Free admission; donations are always welcome. The Museum is fully accessible & family-friendly. Free parking.

Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier
  • 111 Oliver Street
  • North Tonawanda, NY 14120