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It was a long weekend, and with the trains running, it made for a short trip. Sort of like a long-short-cut.

We rode in style to Buffalo, New York.

In several places we followed the Erie Canal.

Buff Erie canal

And we saw Rochester where they make those new-finagled picture taking boxes.

Buff Kodak

We also saw Niagara Falls where that thoughtful Jim McFee brought back a souvenir postcard for his cousins Joan and Chris.

Buff postcard

However, the most interesting things were in Buffalo.

It was were the Erie Canal meets Lake Erie. It sure was a busy place.

Buff Erie meets Erie

They unloaded different types of ore on the railroad docks.

Someone there told us the ore came from the Lake Huron and Lake Michigan areas.

Buff unloading ore


This is the Lafayette Hotel in Buffalo. We couldn’t stay there because of the cost. The railroad allowed us to sleep in a caboose. It was warm and out of the wind.

Buff Hotel

And this is what the inside of the dining room looks like. Of course we could not afford to eat there.

Buff hotel dining room


Can you imagine the power it takes to lift this jackknife bridge?

Buff jacknife bridge

They sure enjoy a good time in Buffalo; you know, parades and all that.

Buff people trains

Buffalo is a nice place but I don’t think I would like to walk to work in the winter.

Buff winter

I hope you enjoyed the pictures.

Now you can listen to some “Buffalo Music.”





As I Wander Introduction 2

©W. Tomosky