Union Station - Lockport, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 43° 10.426 W 078° 41.127
17T E 688126 N 4782712
Quick Description: Union Station was a passenger rail station that served Lockport, NY for 69 years.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2006 9:56:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMVH4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 165

Long Description:
Union Station in Lockport was built in 1888 and was one of the oldest train stations in the Western New York area. The station closed as a rail passenger station in 1957, and became a restaurant. There was a fire in the dining room in 1972, and again in 1978. After the second fire, the resataurant closed and the building was abandoned. Today, there is no roof, no flooring, and the exterior is crumbling.

The rail station was a part of the New York Central Railroad. Up through the end of the 1940's there was a fair amount of activity here at a time when Lockport not only had busy rail freight service but daily passenger service. New York Central trains came in here and connected with the nation's major rail centers. Families would gather at the terminal to greet or bid farewell to loved ones coming and going out of "Lockport World Center." Western Union was located here during decades when the "telegram" was the quickest means of written communication. Western Union wires were strung on poles along railroad right-of-ways and some still remain up to this day, although most are inactive.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: No

Is the station/depot open to the public?: No

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
This station is now vacant and abandoned.

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: New York Central Railroad

Station/Depot Web Site: Not listed

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