Belt Line Railroad Amherst/Starin Station - Table of Contents

2013 photos
Interior -
Belt Line RailroadCentral Park Station
10 Starin Avenue at Amherst St., Buffalo, N.Y.

"The train station at Starin and Amherst belonged to the Buffalo Cement Company and was leased out to the New York Central Railroad. Once the Beltline discontinued service in the 20's, the station was sold to the Boy Scouts and used as the headquarters for Troop 12 until well after World War II. The structure remains the last standing station house that served the Beltline railway." - Steve Cichon, The Complete History of Parkside, Buffalo, New York, 2010, p. 57

A wing was added to the station in the 1920s for use as a Boy Scout meeting room (the kitchen in 2013). In the 1950s and early 1960s, the wing was used as the studio for Milk for Health puppet shows by Mother Hubbard. In 1986 the abandoned building was renovated into Nehin Associates offices.  In 2013, the building is used as an office for Nehin Associates, Inc. and as a house for Patrick and Alexandra Nehin.  The interior is a shell within the station.
Living room
Located in an original station waiting room

Stairs lead to master bedroom

JØTUL Heater is located in original station ticket booth

Located in the
wing that was added to the former station for use as a Boy Scout meeting room.

Originally, an ice cream parlor marble top table

Dining room

Master bedroom

Stairway on left leads to living room

Metal staircase leads to guest bedroom

Special thanks to owners Patrick and Alexandra Nehin for their assistance in 2013.
  Photos and their arrangement © 2013 Chuck LaChiusa
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