This little structure, from all appearances just a roof with a foundation, is the NYC yard office and 'station' at the end of the Wonalancet Branch in Harriett. Behind and to the right of it is the Buffalo Slag Company plant, which processes the waste products of the nearby Vickwire-Spencer Steel Division of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (other large industries on the Wonalancet Branch are DuPont, Chevrolet, Allied Chemical and Dye, Western Electric, Niagara Hudson, Buffalo Pipe, and many others, including five oil companies). There is a fourteen-track yard at Harriett, which handles cars principally for Allied Chemical, Wickwire, and Buffalo Slag. These cars are pulled to and from New yard, a 23-track facility closer to North Buffalo Junction, The latter yard is visited from time to time by transfer runs from Gardenville, East Buffalo, and Tonawanda, as well as by yard engines from Military Road, and in this manner the traffic is shuttled to and from points which are served directly by through freights. All three industries in the vicinity of Harriett yard perform their own switching (the Slag Company's two little 0-4-0 saddletanks can be seen in the background).
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Jeremy Taylor, “Harriet depot,” New York Central System Historical Society, accessed February 24, 2024, https://nycshs.omeka.net/items/show/86327.