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From: "Ron" rdukarm AT roadrunner DOT com
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 18:55:57 -0500
Subject: Re: (erielack) growing up near the erie and dl&w
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Might these be the scenes you were describing? I lived on Pullman Ave in
Kenmore 1970 to 1976. Went by this location many times. (These photos are
from the archieves of the Lower Lakes Marine Historical Society, which I
found in their Great Lakes Dredge file!)

Ron Dukarm ELHS #532

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ralph McClive"
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2007 3:08 PM
Subject: (erielack) growing up near the erie and dl&w

>>my recollection is on the north side of buffalo when i was 4 yrs old -
>>seeing the freights behind steam on the parallel erie and dl&w going
>>to/from the black rock yards - jump foreward to when i was 10, there was a
>>ymca on delaware ave just south of the 2 rr's - swift meats had a reefer
>>supplied plant on the dl&w, hedstrom spaulding blue coal company had a
>>facility betweeen the 2 rr's and was served by the erie (i believe) -
>>there was an orange juice stand between the 2 rrs named johnsons orange
>>juice stand across from the coal company - watched in wonderment as
>>delaware ave was widened and new bridges were installed, there were
>>shoo-flys built to take both rrs around the construction on wooden pilings
>>and bents - after the merger the erie was abandoned a mile or so west of
>>main street, a fill was constructed to get trains off the niagara falls
>>branch and onto the lackawanna trackage just east of main street - today,
>>both rr's tracks west of main street are gone and csx uses the ex nyc belt
>>line to black rock further into the city - ralph mcclive
> RR RR Ralph McClive
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