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Phone Box and Location Listing

CSX phone box
Interior photograph of a telephone and location listing inside a CSX phone box at Sewell, West Virginia, in 1992. Railroad crews have crossed off the stations as they were closed, marking them in red with a notation "CSXED." Much of the graffiti inside the box is profane banter back and forth between train crews and track workers.
Source Kevin Scanlon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coverage Spatial, Sewell, West Virginia; Temporal, January 26, 1992
Rights Kevin Scanlon
Date Created 1992-01-26
Resource Type
Extent 35mm
Depicted Railroad
Location Sewell, West Virginia
Creator Description Kevin Scanlon was born in Pittsburgh and has spent the last 35 years documenting heavy industry and railroads across the country. He is drawn to subjects such as steel mills (both working and abandoned), the coalfields of southern West Virginia, and the American railway system, focusing primarily on railroads in Appalachia. His images capture an important historical era that spans the end of the twentieth century into the new millennium. Kevin Scanlonís photographs have been displayed at several art museums and galleries as well as appearing in various railroad-themed books and magazines, and on the covers of the literary journal Paper Street.
Collection Kevin Scanlon Collection
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