BSOR - Buffalo Southern Discussion

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Re: BSOR - Buffalo Southern Discussion

Postby BR&P » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:11 am

BSOR Patarak wrote:Sure, I take a day off and missed you!


What?!? You mean you don't come in on your day off anyway, just to be sure you don't miss one minutes of the fun? :wink:
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Re: BSOR - Buffalo Southern Discussion

Postby thebigham » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:54 am

The States Carnival train is being unloaded today by the Buffalo Southern.
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Re: BSOR - Buffalo Southern Discussion

Postby thebigham » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:37 am

I drove by the Hamburg enginehouse last Sunday. Nothing was running because it was the weekend.

http://photos.greatrails.net/show/?orde ... n+Railroad

Parked in front of the enginehouse was #105, #29 and #2010:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=221549

Alco C420 #2010:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=221550

Alco S-2 #105:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=221552

GE critter #29 which is used as a shop switcher:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=221551

2010 and 105 need cable repairs to return to service
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Re: BSOR - Buffalo Southern Discussion

Postby lvrr325 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:25 pm

Abybody have a good picture of that Lehigh Valley boxcar?
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Re: BSOR - Buffalo Southern Discussion

Postby Matt Langworthy » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:18 pm

Yes, I was on the property (with permission) and got this pic of the LV boxcar:

http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Eriela ... sort=2&o=5

Photo taken by me Friday 7/30/2010 in Hamburg, NY.
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Re: BSOR - Buffalo Southern Discussion

Postby thebigham » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:51 am

Pat Connors has posted a video on YouTube of the BSOR clearing their line after the November snowstorm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-ipNFpGDTg

Between November 13 and 20th, 2014 over 79.5 inches of snow fell on Hamburg, NY. During that time most major roads were closed. Many railroads were unable to move traffic. It took the BSOR 4 days for crew members to be safely able to reach the enginehouse. After a day of digging the locomotive out of the enginehouse, the Jordan Spreader finally was able to reopen the line. See this ex D&H spreader plowing north on the old Erie BS&W branch from Hamburg to BC Junction. By the time the plow was mobilized, the snow had become extremely wet and heavy. Enjoy the Alco RS-11 pushing it's D&H companion, spreader #35053. Enjoy!
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Re: BSOR - Buffalo Southern Discussion

Postby 161pw165 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:49 pm

Very interesting video - thanks for posting it!!
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Re: BSOR - Buffalo Southern Discussion

Postby smph50 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:07 pm

Great Video and Great editing!

That snow looked like wet concrete rolling off the blade! Amazing how much strength and power it takes to fight Mother Nature.

Thanks for sharing! Sincerely, Scott H.
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Re: BSOR - Buffalo Southern Discussion

Postby thebigham » Wed May 06, 2015 7:47 pm

I caught a short BSOR freight near Hamburg last Friday with RS-11 #5010:

http://photos.greatrails.net/show/?orde ... n+Railroad

Bley Road crossing:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=223640
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=223641
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=223642

Stored RS-3 #28 and crane on a siding in Eden:
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=223639

Why is their a NY&LE passenger car on a siding in Eden?
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=223638
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Re: BSOR - Buffalo Southern Discussion

Postby Railroaded » Wed May 06, 2015 8:12 pm

I saw you make a new friend when that dog from across the street almost took you down.
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Re: BSOR - Buffalo Southern Discussion

Postby thebigham » Wed May 06, 2015 10:02 pm

^LOL. Yup. He wanted to play Fetch. After I took my pics, he wasn't interested and ran home. LOL

Why is there a NY&LE passenger car in Eden?
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Re: BSOR - Buffalo Southern Discussion

Postby Railroaded » Thu May 07, 2015 9:21 pm

Yeah, that guy almost got me once. About 2 weeks ago we cold patched that crossing & while we were working, out of no where, this overly friendly pooch shows up. We chased him around in circles trying to get him to go home while cars were swerving by. Crazy. They need an electric fence or a cable run or something.

That coach wasn't NYLE's to begin with & some new private owners bought it from the old private owner.
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Re: BSOR - Buffalo Southern Discussion

Postby thebigham » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:02 am

The BSOR will be getting the fair train this week!
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Re: BSOR - Buffalo Southern Discussion

Postby smph50 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:34 am

Hi Guys!

Multiple sources have confirmed arrival sometime Thursday the 6th.

No big fanfare like last year for the 175th anniversary of the Fair.

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Re: BSOR - Buffalo Southern Discussion

Postby thebigham » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:24 pm

Posted on Facebook and an article was in today's Buffalo News:

Only Open Air Car Seats remain for this weekend's trips on the Buffalo Southern. The four hour excursions will depart the Village of Hamburg’s historic Erie Railroad Depot (4 Scott Street) at 11am. Interested? Tickets are $35 per seat and may be purchased at Artcraft Toy Trains located inside the Hamburg Railroad Depot during business hours.

For information and ticket availability call 716-649-3079 or email emfisher@wycol.com. Passengers are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time for parking and boarding.
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