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Shop in Cowen, West Virginia
Interior view of the closed car and locomotive shop at Cowen, West Virginia, in 2005. A sentiment is written on the wall in the former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad building: "My Dad Work Here 1969-1999." The shop was used for a while by CSX Transportation as a car shop. Cowen Yard was a remote outpost in the coal country for the B&O. It included full locomotive servicing facilities and a large railroad YMCA for crews.
Source Kevin Scanlon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coverage Spatial, Cowen, West Virginia; Temporal, May 2, 2005
Rights Kevin Scanlon
Date Created 2005-05-02
Resource Type
Extent 35mm
Depicted Railroad
Location Cowen, 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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