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Yard office Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, East Salamanca, New York

East Salamanca, New York
Interior, detail view of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad yard office at East Salamanca, New York, in 1975. The "scissors" phone at left connects to a company line. Train orders hang from hooks by the window, while a switching list is on the clipboard at right. As railroad technology and operating practices have changed, most of the items in this view are now obsolete.
Source David Plowden, Winnetka, Illinois
Coverage Spatial, East Salamanca, New York; Temporal, 1975
Rights David Plowden
Date Created 1975
Resource Type
Extent 11 in. x 11 in.
Depicted Railroad
Creator Description David Plowden says of himself that he stays one step ahead of the wrecking ball in recording "vanishing America." He started with steam locomotives, and has moved to the many changes he has observed on the North American rural and industrial landscapes. He was born in 1932 in Boston, began learning darkroom techniques at the Putney School in Vermont in 1948, published his first photograph in 1954 (in Trains), graduated from Yale in 1955, worked for the Great Northern as an assistant to the trainmaster in Minnesota, eventually assisted photographer O. Winston Link, and began a full-time professional career in 1960-61. He has more than twenty photography books to his credit
Collection David Plowden Collection
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