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Torn-Down Tuesday: Fixing Buffalo's streetcar tracks in 1928

The IRC, International Railway Company, was the forerunner of the NFTA in providing mass transit options in the City of Buffalo and some surrounding areas. Caring for more than 400 miles of track and several hundred individual streetcars left the IRC chronically in debt and left the transit rail infrastructure chronically in a poor state of repair.

In 1928, The Buffalo Courier looked around the city at six different areas where the IRC was updating tracks and surrounding pavement around the city. Here’s what those areas looked like then and now.

Seneca Street at Mineral Spring Road:

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Seneca and Emslie streets:

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Grant and Bradley streets:

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Seneca and Buffum streets:

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Seneca Street at the Buffalo River:

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Seneca and Smith streets:

 

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