This image is from my Abandoned Pittsburgh photography project, documenting the Steel City's industrial past. Each print is signed, dated and identified on the back.
"McKeesport Connecting Railroad Roundhouse: Danger" on wood (maple/birch composite), printed by ink sublimation. 14” width, 11" height. The natural tones and grain of the wood combine with the image to create a unique and durable work of art. Wood prints are 3/4” thick and arrive ready to hang without needing a frame; the backing keyhole allows the artwork to hang flat against the wall.
The McKeesport Connecting Railroad was incorporated in 1889 with the purpose of constructing and operating a railroad from McKeesport to Port Perry, Pa. The capital stock was originally in the name of the National Tube Works of New Jersey until total shares were transferred to U.S. Steel in 1942. The railroad’s roundhouse, built circa 1906 on the Mononghahela River, was used as a heavy-repair and machine shop for locomotives. The massive sanding tower still stands watch outside the abandoned roundhouse; inside, service bays and heavy-capacity cranes once run by locomotive repairmen now lay rusting. In 2007, the McKeesport Connecting Railroad Bridge became part of the Great Allegheny Passage, a bike trail between Pittsburgh and the C&O Canal in Cumberland, Md.