DL&W and Erie Interchanges in Buffalo, NY

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XC Tower
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DL&W and Erie Interchanges in Buffalo, NY

Post by XC Tower » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:41 pm

Hello,
I am trying to figure out where and how this took place prior to the building of Bison Yard, as with other railroads, such as the Lehigh Valley....
Any info. is much appreciated.


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johnpbarlow
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Re: DL&W and Erie Interchanges in Buffalo, NY

Post by johnpbarlow » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:09 am

Here's a relevant discussion thread from this forum from several years ago: https://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtop ... 5&t=100295

The embedded link to the railsandtrails map is also very informative: http://railsandtrails.com/Maps/Buffalo/ ... ap-100.jpg

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Re: DL&W and Erie Interchanges in Buffalo, NY

Post by ExCon90 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:04 pm

As nearly as I can remember, unril the EL merger the PRR delivered from Ebenezer to the DL&W at either East Buffalo or Bailey Ave., via DM tower, and to the Erie at East Buffalo via FW tower, and after the merger delivered all EL traffic to one or the other of those two (but I don't remember which) regardless of destination, which required the EL to sort things out on its own for cars going to the "other" railroad. (In Chicago, after the PC merger the Western roads delivered everything to either the former NYC or PRR and left PC to sort it out--what goes around comes around?)

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