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“Buffalo Central Terminal”

Buffalo Central Terminal
Ranked #40 of 159 things to do in Buffalo
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Owner description: Buffalo Central Terminal hosts a series of events and tours throughout the summer months. Plan your trip to see us by visiting our website for a full list of upcoming events, tours, and other information.The Buffalo Central Terminal opened to the public on June 22, 1929. Built by the New York Central Railroad and designed by architects Alfred T. Fellheimer & Steward Wagner, the art deco style station was built to accommodate up to 3200 passengers per hour, or 200 trains per day. The complex consists of the main concourse, a 17 story office tower, a four story baggage building and two story mail building along Curtiss Street, and the now detached train concourse. The complex sits on a 17 acre site 2.5 miles east of downtown Buffalo.The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation (CTRC) was founded in 1997 to oversee the stabilization and restoration of the Central Terminal. Local preservationist Scott Field acquired the 18-acre site, including concourse, tower, and four story baggage building along Curtiss Street, from Samuel Tuchman and B.C.T Inc. for $1 plus the assumption of back taxes owed to the City of Buffalo.The CTRC is an entirely volunteer organization with no paid staff. We rely on grant money, government funds, and donations to continue work on the building and to hold public events. We are a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.
Reviewed March 8, 2012

An amazing and awesome building from the Art Deco era. Currently being restored. Tons of work needed. Will take loads of money to complete.

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Reviewed February 11, 2012

Beautiful structure. Downside is its in a very bad neighborhood.

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Reviewed February 8, 2012

This highly decorated station was a destination for 200 trains a day. When Amtrak abandoned it to a new"buyer" He stripped the dignity and beauty. The Not for pfofit has done a magnificent job of slowing the death by restoring many features. I would hope if HiSpeed rail returns this could present a refurbished gem for the RR systems

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Reviewed December 13, 2011

it is still in the process of being restored the grand lady she once was

Thank hokeyma
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Reviewed November 10, 2011

No longer in use but being renovated by a motivated non-profit group this is a must see for all rail fans out there. Located in an urban section on the east side of Buffalo the history of this building is special. Do a little research on the building before you go. it isn't open to the public yet but just seeing the exterior and platforms is a trip down memory lane for any railfan.

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