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Uniform of John Lester Heavner (1910-1974), police officer of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company. The wool overcoat (.2), jacket (a), shirt (b), pants (c), and tie (e) date to the 1970s. Born and raised in Elkins, West Virginia, Heavner worked as a road laborer for the Works Progress Administration and bartender before World War II. After service in the Army, he was employed by the B&O Railroad. By the 1950s, he was working as a Brakeman out of Cumberland, Maryland. He eventually joined the Railroad Police. Heavner died in Baltimore in 1974 and is buried in Elkins, West Virginia.





Wool, cotton, metal

Object ID

1974.94.1a-c,e; 1974.94.2

Resource ID



Includes object ids: 1974.94.1a; 1974.94.1b; 1974.94.1c; 1974.94.1e; 1974.94.2

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John L. Heavner

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