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 Post subject: BUFFALO CAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:42 am 

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All,

Being that I am a transplanted BUFFALONIAN, I am in need of freight cars, refrigerator and caboose trucks from the old BUFFALO CAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY. What I need is the different types of freighter trucks that BUFFALO CAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY used. If you guessed BUFFALO, NY, you’re dead on!

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 Post subject: Re: BUFFALO CAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:51 am 

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Shouldn't that be "American Bison"?

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 Post subject: Re: BUFFALO CAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:50 pm 
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Hmmmmm....
Buffalo was consolidated into ACF in 1899 and the plant closed for car manufacturing in 1931. As to where you'd start asking about old records or components you'd probably have better luck tracking down NYC info (possible) than with ACF (very unlikely). NYC/LS&MS were big customers.

Good luck with that search.

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 Post subject: Re: BUFFALO CAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:57 pm 

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Some ACF records are at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. St. Louis Mercantile Library and housed within the Barriger Library Special Collection. This collection was donated to the library by ACF in 1993

Here is a link to an information page:
The ACF Industries Archival Collection

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 Post subject: Re: BUFFALO CAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:13 pm 

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Back in the early 1990's i found a old broken cast iron bolt on journal box cover. In raised letters it has Buffalo Car Co. C 1856 on the front. I found it along the old 1852 blt. T. N., & C. RR , C&T RR , LS&MS Ry./ NYC R.R. grade in Northern Ohio. Would this be from the same Buffalo Car Company you are referring to? any idea what year this company was formed? I'll try to post a picture of it when i get a chance.


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 Post subject: Re: BUFFALO CAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:40 am 

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Here is some information about Buffalo Car Works / Buffalo Car Manufacturing Company: Buffalo Car Company

This one of may narratives about "Builders of Wooden Railway Cars" that have been assembled by the unnamed webmaster. The home page of the compiled information is Rolling Stock.

You may notice that this website is being hosted by Mid-Continent. The webmaster states:
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The content of the Rolling Stock website is entirely the responsibility of the webmaster. The Mid-Continent Railway Museum graciously provides web hosting, but has no responsibility for anything contained herein.


F.N.Kuenzel wrote:
Back in the early 1990's i found a old broken cast iron bolt on journal box cover. In raised letters it has Buffalo Car Co. C 1856 on the front.
The "C 1856" is probably a pattern number.

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 Post subject: Re: BUFFALO CAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:12 am 

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Here's what wikipedia states about The BUFFALO CAR MANUFACTURINGCompany.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_C ... ng_Company

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