Unless otherwise noted, these papers were collected in the early
1980's from a shanty at the Lehigh Valley Railroad's
"Niagara Jct." in Depew, NY.
A couple times each year, I would walk through the junction and just
watch as the whole place fell into disrepair... and then things
started being vandalized. On this particular visit, I noticed that
the shanty door had been knocked off its hinges. When I looked
inside, I saw a mess of papers strewn about the floor... these are
the ones I managed to pick up. The next time I paid a visit to the
Niagara Junction, I found the shanty burnt to the ground.
All of the papers I collected have been donated to the