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South Buffalo Railway
South Buffalo Railway

South Buffalo Railway

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Stephan M. Koenig

Stephan M. Koenig, 2004


Bethlehem Steel Company Railroad Operations in Lackawanna, New York by Stephan M. Koenig.

South Buffalo Railway is the story of a unique American industrial short line. This eight-mile-long railroad served the greater Buffalo, New York area. Serving the third-largest steel mill in America, Bethlehem Steel Company, it moved hundreds of thousands of tons of steel products for shipment all over the world.

Author Stephan M. Koenig documents the South Buffalo from the start of operations in 1899 to the line's sale to Genesee & Wyoming Industries in 2001 using text and 150 historic photographs. The book includes details of the mill's own narrow gauge line, plus a complete South Buffalo steam and diesel roster. This hard-working short line was possibly the most significant railroad in the state of New York.

Introduction, Foreword, pp. 7-12;
A Brief History of the South Buffalo, pp. 13-28;
Operations and Facilities, pp. 29-52;
Steam Power, pp. 53-58;
Diesel Power, pp. 59-84;
Rolling Stock, pp. 85-86;
The South Buffalo's Companion Railroad (Plant Railroad), pp. 87-98;
Wrecks and Accidents, pp. 99-104;
Not Just a Number (employee numbering system), pp. 105-107;
Steam Roster, pp. 108-110;
Diesel Roster, pp. 111-116;
Color photograph section, 117-112.

Stephan M. Koenig / South Platte Press, soft cover, 120 pages, 10.25 x 8.5 x .25 in., b&w and Color photographs and illustrations.

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