- Salamanca Rail Museum
The Salamanca Rail Museum was built in 1912 by the Buffalo Rochester & Pittsburgh railroad as a passenger station. Located in downtown Salamanca on Main Street this station is now open to the public as a museum displaying the three major railroads that came through the City of Salamanca. The three major railroads were the Baltimore & Ohio (new owner and name for Buffalo Rochester & Pittsburgh since 1928), The Erie railroad, and the Pennsylvania railroad along with many other artifacts that members and guests have donated to the museum over time from different railroads around the area and those of which came through the City. These artifacts range from paper work of those who worked for the railroads, to baggage carts and a track speeder. We also have on display several rail cars that are open to the public for viewing, access to these rail cars is made easy with wooden platforms between each car. The cars consist of two box cars, one from the Penn Central railroad and one from the Erie Lackawanna railroad; three cabooses, one each from the Pittsburgh & West Virginia, Baltimore & Ohio, and the Pennsylvania railroads; and one maint. of way box car from the Erie railroad. If you are interested in scheduling a tour of any of these rail cars be sure to check out the caboose from the Pittsburgh & West Virginia railroad! This particular caboose has a working coal stove that can be fired up on cold weekends for guests to see it in working condition! The Salamanca Rail Museum is free to the public so there is no charge to come visit! Please bring your family and friends and come join us for a fantastic day! The Museum is also handicap accessible. Thank you and hope to see you and your family soon!
- Hometown Hero Banners
The IDA started the City of Salamanca Home Town Hero Banner program. Within six months we sold over 300 Banners that were so proudly hung throughout the City. They will continue to be hung from May to November to honor our veterans. The Salamanca American Legion received a grant of $4,000 that offset the cost for the first 30 Banners sold. The Banners were sold for $150.00.
The Salamanca American Legion (Contact Sue Williams) has taken over the program in honoring our veterans within our City.