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Eastbound Helpers on Tray Run Viaduct

CSX helpers on Tray Run Viaduct
Winter view of a former company house in Rowlesburg, West Virginia, with a CSX freight train passing in the background, 1998. The train is the daily eastward mixed freight, symbol Q316, and the locomotives are the helpers on the rear of the train. The helpers are crossing Tray Run Viaduct while descending Cheat River Grade on CSX's Mountain Subdivision, once part of the original Baltimore & Ohio mainline. In the foreground is the railroad's M&K branch, which was an important coal line until the last mine closed in 2000. The viaduct was heavily defended during the Civil War and the railroad suffered severe damage several times by Confederate raiders.
Alternate Title Former Company House and Passing Train in Rowlesburg, West Virginia (editor's title)
Source Kevin Scanlon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coverage Spatial, Rowlesburg, West Virginia; Temporal, January 18, 1998
Rights Kevin Scanlon
Date Created 1998-01-18
Resource Type
Extent 35mm
Depicted Railroad
Location Rowlesburg, West Virginia
Equipment, Locomotive SD70AC
Builder, locomotive Electro-Motive Division, General Motors Corporation
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 Scanlon's 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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