Huntington in Cabell County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Huntington Mine Rescue Car
Erected 2014 by The Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum and West Virginia Archives & History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
Location. 38° 25.004′ N, 82° 26.511′ W. Marker is in Huntington, West Virginia, in Cabell County. Marker is on 7th Avenue west of 10th Street, on the left when traveling west. It is at the former C&O Railroad Station, now a CSX Transportation office building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 935 7th Ave, Huntington WV 25701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of The Virginia State Road (approx. ¼ mile away); Huntington (approx. ¼ mile away); Cabell County Cavalcade (approx. 0.3 miles away); War of 1812 Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); James River Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blues & Gospel Singer (approx. half a mile away); B&O Railroad Depot / Heritage Village (approx. half a mile away); Elk River Coal & Lumber Company #10 Steam Locomotive (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
Also see . . . Mine Rescue Cars and Stations. Car No. 7 was stationed in Huntington, W. Va. “Stations and cars were equipped both with mine-rescue and first-aid equipment, much of which is the beginning came from England and Germany. The railroad cars were former Pullman sleeping cars purchased by the Government. Interiors were remodeled to include an office, training and workroom, and cooking, eating, and sleeping quarters. Each station or car was directed by a mining engineer of practical miner trained in rescue- and first-aid methods. Personnel of Car No. 8 included a mine surgeon in 1914, and later Public Health surgeons were assigned to most cars.” (Submitted on November 7, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.