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  • End of the line (literally) for the rail line to the Wurlitzer factory (maybe?) in Buffalo

    just read that CSX Transportation (the company that purchased Conrail that was made from Pennsylvania RR & NYC RR) that they intend to abandon the "Wurlitzer" spur in North Tonawanda (Buffalo), NY. About 1 mile of track to be ripped up....no idea if this spur still goes by the old Wurlitzer factory or not, but thought I'd post that as a historical footnote.

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    Noooooo! I am a railfan and and this depresses me very much. I would have thought that the railroad there would have been the B, R, &amp; P (Buff, Roch, and Pittsburgh) which is still to some degree self-operating, at least here in Roc.</p>

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      Yep, it's true. The Wurlitzer park spur comes off the old Niagara Falls mainline which is CSX owned. Last time I was up there was around 1997, the tracks still went right by the old docks at the factory, i'm not sure if they went any further though. Very weedy and rusty back then, I don't imagine it's been used at all. I work for CSX here in Florida,and one of the trainmasters down here is from Buffalo, like myself, and keeps me informed of the lastest goings on from his remaining contacts up there. They're also closing down most of Frontier Yard, south of Buffalo in Blasdell. Manyof theindustries around therejust couldn't sustain themselves anymore, and CSX is downright draconian about tearing out unused tracks. I'm wondering if the steel truss bridge that crosses the river right next to the factory will also be taken out, maybe they'll consider making it a trail or something.

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        That's very sad.. </p>

         Also, quick little FYI, I'm about 20 minutes south of Buffalo. If you walk 3 acres into my backyard, you will eventually come to those very tracks that connect. Feel free to stop by and say hello.  </p>

         I can't believe the Organ history in MY VERY OWN AREA! Yet there aren't any museums or anything that I know of! However we do have some excellent examples of historic instruments made right here!  </p>

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          Re: End of the line (literally) for the rail line to the Wurlitzer factory (maybe?) in Buffalo

          Also, between you and I, I'm happy they will be slowing train traffic, the trains are far enough from my house to not cause too much noise, but it's still irritating. ;-) 

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            Might not want to be too happy about that; funny thing about trains, usually when the economy is about to get even worse, you'll see the mainlinerail traffic get shorter and less frequent before the media ever says anything. This is what the old conductors that trained me sometimes made mention of, and so far they've been right. Buffalo is a great place to see and play pipe organs though, I was lucky to have worked for Schlicker for a couple of years and really got a nice tour 'de force of organ building anda handfulof the area's instruments.

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              [quote user="jskumro"]Also, between you and I, I'm happy they will be slowing train traffic, the trains are far enough from my house to not cause too much noise, but it's still irritating. ;-)[/quote]</P>


              I'm amazed that you actually hear them. I lived for over twenty years just about 100 yards from an extremely busy double trackmain line of the CSX. After the first month or so, we didn't even hear the trains.</P>
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