This is an interactive tour of the Buffalo Train Station that features a series of 360 x 180 degree panoramas set in context. The panoramas include embedded photo galleries that can be accessed from the appropriate panorama by clicking on the camera icons. For example, the link for the “context gallery” showing the surrounding neighbourhood is available from the penthouse pano.
You can take a tour from one pano to the next OR go directly to an area using the links from the pull down menu. For a sense of scale, the concourse floor to ceiling height is 62′-9″.
You can change the view of the panoramas by moving the mouse left, right, up or down accordingly.
NOTE: For the optimal viewing experience click on the “Full Screen” icon at the bottom of the tour window. When you are finished, simply click on it again to return to the web page.
The (secret) station… ready and waiting
…but unused and unseen for 88 years, an extra lobby exists beneath the main concourse.
It was constructed originally in 1929 for streetcar service to downtown. The Maggadino family, who controlled the local taxi company (amongst other business ventures of varying legality….) did not appreciate the potential competition and ‘suggested’ to the railway corporation that mothballing the trolley station would be in the interests of labour peace.
Click on arrow to load 3d interactive model. Use mouse to navigate model: Left button – click and drag to move left, right, up and down; Right button – click and drag to pan model; Scroll wheel – zoom in and out.
For optimum viewing experience, click on FULL SCREEN icon in bottom right corner. To exit, click on icon again.