Buffalo Railroads [NOOK Book]

Overview

As a growing city on Lake Erie, Buffalo was considered the second largest railroad hub in the Unites States. Given its location, it saw the effects of westward expansion as the country grew and greatly benefited as a result. Buffalo rapidly became a city of importance as the stockyards, grain, steel, automotive, and other industries began to establish themselves in the area. Drawn by vast amounts of freshwater, inexpensive hydropower, and excellent means of transportation, the Buffalo region grew, and with it, ...
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Buffalo Railroads

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Overview

As a growing city on Lake Erie, Buffalo was considered the second largest railroad hub in the Unites States. Given its location, it saw the effects of westward expansion as the country grew and greatly benefited as a result. Buffalo rapidly became a city of importance as the stockyards, grain, steel, automotive, and other industries began to establish themselves in the area. Drawn by vast amounts of freshwater, inexpensive hydropower, and excellent means of transportation, the Buffalo region grew, and with it, the railroads expanded to support the area and help a young nation prosper. Buffalo earned the name of the Queen City as it became the second-largest city in the state of New York, and it was the railroad that brought the city to prominence.
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The authors of this book were born to write this book: Stephen G. Myers grew up within easy walking distance of the Buffalo railway yards and Michael J. Connor followed his father's footsteps to become a railroad man. Buffalo Railroads returns us to the glory days of the city's industrial growth, an era when trains made the Queen City a nexus of commercial activity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439623992
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Series: Images of Rail
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 950,869
  • File size: 51 MB
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Meet the Author


Stephen G. Myers grew up along the tracks and developed a love that turned into a career at Buffalo's Frontier Yard.
Michael J. Connor's father was a manager for the Erie Railroad, and Michael followed in his father's footsteps to be a railroad man. Along with the authors' personal collections of rail photographs, they have sought out local historians and societies to compile vintage images for Buffalo Railroads.
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  • Posted October 4, 2010

    Highly recommended for anyone interested in a brief overview of the railroad industry in Buffalo.

    Intriguing photos from the past with descriptive captions.

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