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Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 8:30 am

Visitors to the Salamanca Rail Museum will find that over the winter many improvements and repairs have been made to the property both inside and outside.

The Salamanca Rail Museum, located at 170 Main St., is a fully restored passenger depot constructed in 1912 by the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway.

Acquired in 1980 as a vandalized shell, it was brought back to its original appearance using a combination of private donations, government funds and volunteer labor.

The museum exhibits nostalgic railroad pieces with an emphasis on the three railroads that served the region — the Erie, the Baltimore and Ohio (BR&P), and the Pennsylvania Railroads. Through artifacts, photographs and video presentation, visitors can experience an era more than 90 years ago, when rail was the primary means of transportation from city to city.

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