"Railroad Days" 1984

The Western New York Railway Historical Society hosted a "Railroad Days" show on the grounds of the Bethlehem Steel Mill in Lackawanna, NY (South Buffalo) in September 1984.  Many of the local railroads supplied equipment for display, including some unique steel mill rolling stock and locomotives.  Bethlehem Steel closed a majority of this large mill in 1980 and demolition had already begun on much of the structures in the plant.  The coke ovens, galvanizing plant and several of the bar mills continued to operate after the plant closure, however, the primary steel making process was long gone.

South Buffalo Alco switcher and slug.

Dual Ladle car.

Submarine Car.

Side Winder.

Narrow gauge center cabs.

Front view of narrow gauge switchers.

Guilfod (B&M) GP38-2.

Conrail C30-7A.

Hanna Furnace SW1.

     

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