I'm sorry I've missed this topic until now. My maternal grandparents lived in Jamestown for many years. My grandfather served with the Jamestown Police Department and related to me that when he first joined the police force one of his duties, while walking a beat, was to meet the trains arriving from Buffalo to keep an eye out for bootleggers who might be bringing in booze from Canada, this being during Prohibition (1920-1933). My mother was born in the early 1920s and told of taking trips to Buffalo by train in the 1930s and early 1940s for shopping and also to attend Buffalo Bisons baseball games.
I'm including a link, hoping it will work. This is to a 1922 Buffalo-Jamestown timetable showing three round trips per day, and the additional round trip to Gowanda, mentioned by ExCon90. This appeared on the now disappeared Western New York Rails site via the Wayback Machine: http://web.archive.org/web/200710300636 ... ep1922.htm
Art Audley, AA3RT
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