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    • Brian Hotchkiss

      Rochester NY - Steam train at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station (formerly Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railroad) here on West Main. You may recognize the station building as Nick Tahou’s.

    • Tom Barnes

      Thats Nick Tahous restaurant today. [PHOTO: Provide by Al from Wolcott, NY]

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