Buckeye Railroad

Hannah Schroeder / Sentinel Staff

Steam engines photographed in the lower Pittsburgh railyard along Herm Botzow’s Buckeye Railroad that he created in his basement in Swanzey, photographed on Wednesday. His imagined railroad, stretching from Northeast Ohio to Western Pennsylvania, is a snapshot of mid-century America on June 22, 1956. Botzow wanted to capture an era in America that he calls “the last gasp of passenger transport before the highways took over,” as well as the era of change when diesel engines were replacing steam engines.