Tonight, April 29th, there was an interesting incident at the Amtrak station in Depew NY(Buffalo). Train 281 was brought into the station on Track 1 which is separated from the station platform by Track 2. Simultaneously the CSX dispatcher ran an eastbound freight through the station on Track 2. There were quite a few people on the platform waiting for 281 including a group of young girls, probably young collecge kids or maybe high school seniors. Theye were very excited about the imminent arrival of a friend on 281. I was standing on the platform about twenty-five feet to the east of this group. 281 was stopped on Track 2. The eastbound was about one hundred yards west of the depot running at track speed. If the engineer on the freight rang his bell or blew his whistle no one could hear it because of the noise from the engine on 281. Suddenly one of the girls began to run along the platform toward me but she was right on the edge of the platform between the yellow safety line and the edge of the platform. She never saw or heard the eastbound train. I ran toward her and pulled her away from the edge of the platform a matter of seconds before the eastbound went by. Had I not been there I think she would have been struck by the eastbound. It was very close to a disaster. I think the dispatcher should have held one of the trains out of the station area. By running 281 right into the station and allowing the eastbound to run through at the same time created a very dangerous situation. I think there are lot of lucky people in Buffalo tonight, not to mention the crew on the eastbound freight.