Softcover, 100 pages, 8.5 x 11 in., B&W and Color images.
In 1868, the Buffalo Creek Railroad was incorporated as the first terminal railroad in the United States. Designed to tap into the growing grain milling business and Lake Erie commercial traffic, this five-mile railroad, concentrated entirely in Buffalo, New York, became the busiest terminal railroad of its size by the early 20th century.
Even though the railroad's service became synonymous with Buffalo's grain milling and flour industry, it also served a significant amount of the chemical and oil business in the area. While its operations were locally confined, the Buffalo Creek was widely known in the railroading community by its vast fleet of 40-foot boxcars, used to transport Buffalo's grain products to locations as far away as Mexico City and Vancouver. This book covers the railroad's inception through the end of its steam era and into the early diesel era.