Erie-Lackawanna Railway

This series explores detailed views of two abandoned railway cars parked near Station Square under the Panhandle Bridge (Monongahela River Bridge), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One of the cars is an Erie-Lackawanna electric passenger car and the other (see photo below) is a Bottle Type hot metal car built by MH Treadwell Company of Easton, Pennsylvania.

There's a walking path that passes within ten feet of these railway cars. There's nothing aesthetically pleasing about either one of these graffiti-covered cars when viewed from a distance. Once I got up close, however, and crawled underneath and inside of the passenger car, my perspective changed. I became fascinated with the details. 

--Allen C. Benson, 2006

Hot metal car. 2005, pinhole image. Pittsburgh, PA.

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