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The South Buffalo Railroad

Postby tomjohn » Thu May 21, 2009 6:11 pm

Anyone know anything about South Buffalo railroads ALCO which was numbered 76 for the Bicentennial back in 1976 ? I am looking for a color picture of this loco..


Re: The South Buffalo Railroad

Postby scottychaos » Thu May 21, 2009 7:39 pm

here is her history:

South Buffalo 84
Alco S2
built 12/1948
b/n 76511
nee South Buffalo 84.
to South Buffalo 76 (the SB bicentennial unit) in 1975
to Republic Steel 76
to Donner Hanna Coke (Tonawanda Coke) number 4
to NYLE 76 in 1999.


There is a great color photo of 76 in her brand-new Bicentennial paint in the book "South Buffalo Railway" by Stephan M. Koenig.

and here are two photos online: ... a/sb76.jpg

she is currently stored in Gowanda, in bad shape: :( ... NYLE76.jpg
bits of her Bicentennial paint are showing through..
and she still has one blue truck!

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Re: The South Buffalo Railroad

Postby tomjohn » Sun May 24, 2009 12:26 pm

I once had a photograph of South Buffalo RR No.76 fresh out of the paint shop that my sisters husband's brother took,he also took a photo of a pair of b&o rr F units on the interchange trackage of both railroads. Sorry I don't know where the photo's are they were lost in or during my move here to webster, ny.


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