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From: "J DOT Henry Priebe Jr DOT " root AT bluemoon DOT net
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 12:40:10 -0500 (EST)
Subject: DL&W Buffalo Stockyards
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After some digging this morning I finally figured out where exactly the DL&W
East Buffalo Stockyards were and what exactly the grouping of tracks and
building at the east end of the DL&W East Buffalo Yard were, which I had
thought was the stockyards. I figured I had better correct myself on the list
lest someone turn it into revisionist history by accident.
I don't have Sanborns for Sloan (the location of DL&W's E. Buffalo Yard) so I
had never had much historical reference for specific pre-EL locations of
facilities and businesses in the area of the yard. This morning I had one of
those smack yourself in the head moments and decided to look at the
Cheektowaga Sanborns to see if it happened to cover the yard area. It sure
enough did and now I know what's what. I've had the maps for a decade, D'OH!
Of course I spent over an hour just this morning scouring Google Books for
references to DL&W stockyards and found absolutely nothing of use before my
DL&W's East Buffalo Stockyards were at the southwest corner of their yard and
never moved until their demise, as far as I can tell.
The complex at the northeast end of the yard was a freight car wrecking
operation owned by Summer & Co. according to a 1939 Sanborn map.
This solves a mystery that has been puzzling me for several years. I thank Ron
Dukarm's questions for the motivation to look into it further.
I have attached 1951 aerial views and 1939 Sanborns as evidence for the
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