From: "Ronald" rdukarm AT roadrunner DOT com
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 11:39:15 -0400
Subject: Mills on BCK
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The Buffalo waterfront was indeed a busy place. The Buffalo Creek Railroad
was one of the most profitable in the country, having been organized in
1869. It was only six miles long. Besides the milling industry, it served a
vast chemical complex on its Prenatt Street Branch. Attached are some photos
from the 1950's. See Volume 19, No. 1 of the ELHS DiamonD for my article on
Buffalo Creek diesels.
>> A list I compiled and sent to the mailing list a while back showed two
>> closings in Buffalo on the BCK and the carloads the EL lost:
>> Cargill, 1970 - 1180 carloads
>> Pillsbury, 1971 - 3121 carloads
>> Here's an interesting map of Buffalo industry. One can clearly see how
>> the piers and wharfs of Buffalo must have been.