Wagner Palace (Pullman) Car Complex


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Wagner Palace (Pullman) Car Complex. Photo by Historical Buffalo, Forgotten Buffalo


1730 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212
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Next to: Pullman Co. Roundhouse
Near: NY Central West Shore Roundhouse, American Brake Shoe & Foundry Co., Pristachs Tavern
Across the tracks: Wildroot Building, National Grid 036


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Physical Description

Series of railroad related buildings on 35.7 acres.

Current Condition

Still standing but boarded up and deteriorating


  • Webster Wagner invented his first palace car, "the first ever seen in America," in 1867.
  • The company became the second largest builder of sleeping cars in the United States.
  • The company was bought out by its competitor, The Pullman Palace Car Co., on Jan. 1, 1900.
  • The plant was in operation by Pullman until 1959.
  • For 30 years, it served hundreds of passenger trains that stopped at the Buffalo Central Terminal.
    History courtesy Forgotten Buffalo

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Added 2013-06-04 • Last changed 2018-12-19