Salamanca Rail Museum

Salamanca Rail Museum This is an old BR&P depot. We are train oriented . There are cabooses and railroad related displays . Donations are accepted. The Salamanca Rail Museum was Built in 1912 by the Buffalo Rochester & Pittsburgh Railroad, B.R.&.P) as a passenger station in downtown Salamanca on Main Street.

This station was built for passengers in the down town area of Salamanca so they wouldn't have to travel as far to get to the East Salamanca Station on the Eastern end of the city. The B.R.&.P. was bought out by the Baltimore and Ohio (B.&.O) in 1928. The short line between the two stations was kept open through the years of passenger service, until services were ended in 1956 as the passenger ser

This station was built for passengers in the down town area of Salamanca so they wouldn't have to travel as far to get to the East Salamanca Station on the Eastern end of the city. The B.R.&.P. was bought out by the Baltimore and Ohio (B.&.O) in 1928. The short line between the two stations was kept open through the years of passenger service, until services were ended in 1956 as the passenger ser

Operating as usual

Cider and donuts, face painting, Scary stories and a caboose full of screams.  We'll be here until 8.
10/23/2021

Cider and donuts, face painting, Scary stories and a caboose full of screams. We'll be here until 8.

Chuck and Stubby are ready for Halloween, are you? Don't forget to stop by the Salamanca Rail Museum tonight (Saturday, ...
10/23/2021

Chuck and Stubby are ready for Halloween, are you? Don't forget to stop by the Salamanca Rail Museum tonight (Saturday, Oct 23) from 6-8pm for a delightful Halloween adventure. See you there!

10/21/2021

Sorry, we will be closed today due to illness. We will be open again on Saturday. And be sure to come by at 6pm for our Ghostly happenings!

Come enjoy a night of stories and scares at the Salamanca Rail Museum, October 23 from 6 PM to 8 PM.
10/14/2021

Come enjoy a night of stories and scares at the Salamanca Rail Museum, October 23 from 6 PM to 8 PM.

Come enjoy a night of stories and scares at the Salamanca Rail Museum, October 23 from 6 PM to 8 PM.

Thank you volunteer Don DeGaine for cleaning up and repainting the door to the freight house.  Finished pictures will fo...
10/14/2021

Thank you volunteer Don DeGaine for cleaning up and repainting the door to the freight house. Finished pictures will follow.

10/09/2021

Thank you to everyone that came out today. Speeder rides are over for the year, but we hope to have them again next year and maybe with some additional track. The winners on the basket raffle were drawn this afternoon. A few have been contacted already but if you are on the list we will be making contact soon, or feel free to reach out to us and we can make arrangements for you to pick up your basket. Winners are below:

1. Framed Picture Grimsby Station - Frank Pascarella
2. Tag Board train picture - Anthony Ellman
3. Engineer Clock - Pam Montgomery
4. Cutco Knives - Michelle Commarata
5. Train Painting - Aaron Straus
6. JL Innovative kits (HO Scale) - Chris Mincemoyer
7. JL Innovative Kits (N Scale) Kim Lemieux
8. Netflix card & Snacks - Mike Zaprowski
9. Wine Basket - Diane Crater
10. Scratch Off Tickets - Frank Pascarella
11. Bills Blanket - Jen O'niel
12. Red/White/Blue Blanket - Frank Pascarella
13. Childrens Toys - Sara Reed
14. Elkdale gift Certificate Michelle Commarata
15. Pumpkin Pillow towel etc - Diane Crater

A reminder that tomorrow, Saturday October 9, will be the last speeder runs of the year. Rides are $1 each and although ...
10/08/2021

A reminder that tomorrow, Saturday October 9, will be the last speeder runs of the year. Rides are $1 each and although they are short give a nice feel of what it was like to ride the speeders.

Wanderer Hut will l be set up from 11 to 3.

The Twin Tier Model Railroader's modular layout will be set up in the freight house and the cab of the hyrail truck will be open to the public.

We hope to see you tomorrow.

10/02/2021

Come on down to the Salamanca Rail Museum today. Yes, that's us blowing those horns. Also speeder rides and an HO layout. We're here til 4!

Reminder that this Saturday from noon to 4 we will have speeder rides again. for $1  Every paid ride will get a coupon f...
09/30/2021

Reminder that this Saturday from noon to 4 we will have speeder rides again. for $1 Every paid ride will get a coupon for 10% off at Wanderer Hut who will be set up a the Falling Leaves Destival in Jefferson Park.

The Twin Tier Model Railroaders will also have their modular layout setup and operating in the freight house.

We also have a basket raffle going on at the museum until October 9th. Cost is $10 for 25 chances. PIctures of each basket as well as a way to buy online will be posted soon.

Hope to see everyone this weekend!

Reminder that this Saturday from noon to 4 we will have speeder rides again. for $1 Every paid ride will get a coupon for 10% off at Wanderer Hut who will be set up a the Falling Leaves Destival in Jefferson Park.

The Twin Tier Model Railroaders will also have their modular layout setup and operating in the freight house.

We also have a basket raffle going on at the museum until October 9th. Cost is $10 for 25 chances. PIctures of each basket as well as a way to buy online will be posted soon.

Hope to see everyone this weekend!

Before and after.  The freight house has typically been very poorly lit.  In preparation for using it for displays, the ...
09/24/2021

Before and after. The freight house has typically been very poorly lit. In preparation for using it for displays, the office area received some new lighting this evening.

Our first riders of the day!  Be sure to stop down, and for the first 50 visitors get a free cupcake from Wanderer Hut !
09/11/2021

Our first riders of the day! Be sure to stop down, and for the first 50 visitors get a free cupcake from Wanderer Hut !

Remember to stop by the museum tomorrow for $1 speeder rides (approximately 500 ft) from noon to 4.  The first 50 visito...
09/10/2021

Remember to stop by the museum tomorrow for $1 speeder rides (approximately 500 ft) from noon to 4. The first 50 visitors will receive a sweet treat courtesy of Wanderer Hut. They will also be open at the museum from 11 to 3 for lunch.

Due to an increase in Covid cases, we will be asking visitors and passengers to wear mask while in the speeders or in the buildings. They will not be required outside.

We will see you tomorrow!

Tonight at our board meeting we got to celebrate one of our board members becoming a US Citizen.  Congratulations to Mar...
09/08/2021

Tonight at our board meeting we got to celebrate one of our board members becoming a US Citizen. Congratulations to Mariusz Sierhart!

Wm 6409 switching out the interchange at Conrail's Salamanca yard. 1985. Taken from the museum's property. T.L. Mott pho...
09/08/2021

Wm 6409 switching out the interchange at Conrail's Salamanca yard. 1985. Taken from the museum's property. T.L. Mott photo.

Wm 6409 switching out the interchange at Conrail's Salamanca yard. 1985. Taken from the museum's property. T.L. Mott photo.

Auto racks toppled in the Salamanca EL yards. WJM Photo.
09/08/2021

Auto racks toppled in the Salamanca EL yards. WJM Photo.

Auto racks toppled in the Salamanca EL yards. WJM Photo.

Happy Labor day!  While everyone is enjoying their picnics or just a well deserved day off, we wanted to take a moment a...
09/06/2021

Happy Labor day! While everyone is enjoying their picnics or just a well deserved day off, we wanted to take a moment and remind you will will have short speeder rides this Saturday (September 11) from 12 - 4 PM. $1 per ride and the proceeds benefit our restoration projects, specifically the B&LE wood caboose. Wanderer Hut will be there from 11am to 3 pm. We hope to see everyone there.

It's been a long time coming, but the b***o crane moved from Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum today.  The boom...
09/03/2021

It's been a long time coming, but the b***o crane moved from Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum today. The boom still needs to move and there is still some work to do over but we hope to put it to work soon.

Tidying up the unloading ramp tonight.  We just needed to add some dirt to make sure the ties don't shift when the truck...
08/31/2021

Tidying up the unloading ramp tonight. We just needed to add some dirt to make sure the ties don't shift when the truck drives up on it later this week.

Tidying up the unloading ramp tonight. We just needed to add some dirt to make sure the ties don't shift when the truck drives up on it later this week.

08/26/2021

Sorry for the short notice, but today we will be closed due to the electricity being out. We plan to be open again on Saturday.

We haven't shared much on the B&LE caboose project, but here are the pictures up to now.  We were originally hoping we c...
08/18/2021

We haven't shared much on the B&LE caboose project, but here are the pictures up to now. We were originally hoping we could save a majority of the wood, but we are finding most of it is just too far gone to be reused. At this point we are making drawings and saving pieces of wood to be used as patterns later.

Remember September 11th, October 2, 3 and 9th we will have speeder rides, all proceeds are going to help fund the project.

We have some special events coming up September and October.September 11th: The speeder rides are returning from 12-4 PM...
08/17/2021

We have some special events coming up September and October.

September 11th: The speeder rides are returning from 12-4 PM. $1 per ride. It includes 2-3 trips down and back our short track. Also Wanderer Hut will be there serving their authentic polish cuisine from 11 AM to 3 PM. We hope you can make it to help support our projects.

October 2 & 3 is the Salamanca Falling leaves Festival. We will be open from 12-4 both days. Including $1 speeder rides, the Twin Tier Model Railroaders will have their layout set up for viewing.

October 9th will likely be the last chance for speeder rides this year, with Wanderer Hut returning from 11 AM to 3 PM.

The proceeds of the speeder rides will go to benefit the museum projects, specifically the B&LE wood caboose.

We hope you join us this fall.

08/15/2021

The Salamanca Rail Museum will be closed to the public this Thursday, August 19th. It will reopen on Saturday, Aug 21. Our regular hours are Tues, Thurs and Saturdays noon-4:00. Thanks to everyone who has visited and supported us in 2021! We'll be announcing a couple of special events at the Museum soon! Stay well.

We will be returning to our regular hours in August: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, noon to 4. Thanks to everyone w...
08/03/2021

We will be returning to our regular hours in August: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, noon to 4. Thanks to everyone who has visited and supported the Salamanca Rail Museum.

We will be returning to our regular hours in August: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, noon to 4. Thanks to everyone who has visited and supported the Salamanca Rail Museum.

Today we are giving short speeder rides to benefit the restoration of the B&LE wood caboose.  $1 per person. Hope to see...
07/31/2021

Today we are giving short speeder rides to benefit the restoration of the B&LE wood caboose. $1 per person. Hope to see you today!

A huge thanks to our Tuesday night work crew.  Half the box car floor was removed and cleaned up.  Next Tuesday work on ...
07/21/2021

A huge thanks to our Tuesday night work crew. Half the box car floor was removed and cleaned up. Next Tuesday work on replacing steel will begin.

A huge thanks to our Tuesday night work crew. Half the box car floor was removed and cleaned up. Next Tuesday work on replacing steel will begin.

Great News! Help us celebrate the return of Sally Marsh's Hootenanny at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum on Tuesdays ...
07/05/2021

Great News! Help us celebrate the return of Sally Marsh's Hootenanny at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum on Tuesdays and Thursday nights in July. Want to make it a family night? We have expanded our hours on those two days to noon-6pm. (Our Saturday hours remain the same: noon-4pm). Combine your visit to the museum with a great dinner or snack at one of Salamanca's great eateries, then head on down to the "Hoot", which begins at 7pm. Visit us between 3-6pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays and enter our drawing for a restaurant gift card! Hope to see you in July!

Great News! Help us celebrate the return of Sally Marsh's Hootenanny at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum on Tuesdays and Thursday nights in July. Want to make it a family night? We have expanded our hours on those two days to noon-6pm. (Our Saturday hours remain the same: noon-4pm). Combine your visit to the museum with a great dinner or snack at one of Salamanca's great eateries, then head on down to the "Hoot", which begins at 7pm. Visit us between 3-6pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays and enter our drawing for a restaurant gift card! Hope to see you in July!

Doesn't look like much, but the last "interior wall" came down today.
06/22/2021

Doesn't look like much, but the last "interior wall" came down today.

More progress on Erie 87357 today.  Time to seriously start looking for a new door.
06/08/2021

More progress on Erie 87357 today. Time to seriously start looking for a new door.

Work on Erie 87357 removing the walls and insulation continued today.
06/07/2021

Work on Erie 87357 removing the walls and insulation continued today.

Thanks to our volunteers who spent time to enhance our Memorial Garden!
05/31/2021

Thanks to our volunteers who spent time to enhance our Memorial Garden!

Thanks to our volunteers who spent time to enhance our Memorial Garden!

Cover :Erie's Thomas C Clark at North Union St  tower in Olean NY.
05/28/2021

Cover :Erie's Thomas C Clark at North Union St tower in Olean NY.

Cover :Erie's Thomas C Clark at North Union St tower in Olean NY.

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170 N Main St
Salamanca, NY
14779

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12pm - 4pm
Thursday 12pm - 6pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm

Telephone

(716) 945-3133

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As a docent in the Hornell Erie Depot Museum , I am inquiring on protocol for receiving visitors when the museum is allowed to reopen. The director of our little museum is looking for insight as ...do we continue to wear masks, distancing , etc. Any thoughts you wish to share would be most welcome. Eugene Baker at [email protected]
Spotted this yesterday behind the museum. What rr did this belong to?
Does anyone know where I can find a roster of cabin cars in operation in PRR's Northern Region around 1949? I have three cabooses to build (N5, N5c and N6b) and would like to do something accurate, if possible.
Years ago I had the track diagram board from the BR&P Falls Creek Interlocking tower. I gave it to a guy with the understanding that he would donate it to the Salamanca museum. Just wondering if the board ever made it to the museum.
Memories......Tinsel falling from the Christmas tree and shorting out your Rail Road under the tree..... Some called it Flak.......LOL
Great train museum. Highly recommended.
Does anyone have information about Erie operations about 1951? I'm working on a small HO layout and would like some prototype insight!
Was there Saturday and talked to some great people and found the kits . I will bring on my next visit
We had such a lovely visit today! Thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us and show us all around. We look forward to our next visit!
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Almost ready for the new arrivals.