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Orchard Park train depot gets $150,000 in state funding

The platform at Orchard Park's historic train depot will be getting an upgrade, helped substantially by $150,000 in state tax dollars secured by Sen. Chris Jacobs.

The work is expected to cost $300,000, and is to begin later this year, said James Slominski, co-chairman of the depot committee. He said the brick base will be taken up, curbing will be reinstalled, drainage lines installed, the foundation for wood columns and the columns will be replaced and the brick will be reinstalled.

The depot, built in 1911 and listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places, is owned by the Western New York Railway Historical Society. It was the setting for a scene filmed last year for “Marshall,” the courtroom thriller about a case involving Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice.

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