Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Endless Summer

Bruce Brown passed away on Sunday. In the 1960's he made the greatest surfing picture of all time. Two guys following the summer around the world looking for the perfect surf. Music by the Sandals is also outstanding as well.
 From The Plain Dealer, January 6, 1967.
 From The Plain Dealer, January 6, 1967.
From Boxoffice, February 13, 1967.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Electric City Trolley

Philadelphia Suburban 76 at the boarding platform on Saturday afternoon. There's still a few more chances to ride the Trolley with Santa, December 16, 17 and 23.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Otis Redding

Otis Redding along with five members of the Bar-Kays were killed in a plane crash 50 years ago today. His last show was at Cleveland's Leo's Casino at 7500 Euclid Avenue on Saturday, December 9 where he did three shows. Earlier that day he taped his last last television appearance on WEWS Upbeat! show along with the Bar-Kays. Ben Cauley was the only one to survive the crash, he would go on to reform the Bar-Kays.
From The Plain Dealer, November 22, 1967.
From The Plain Dealer, December 11, 1967.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

UofS Library

The UofS library, from last weekend.

Friday, December 8, 2017

ELDCPS Christmas Train

A few views of the ELDCPS Christmas Train from last weekend. Power was provided by CNJ 1554 at  one end, with DL 405 at the other.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Remember Pearl Harbor

Remember Pearl Harbor!
 From Box Office, May 23, 1942.
Front page of the Plain Dealer, December 8, 1941.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Harrison Avenue Bridge

The new Harrison Avenue Bridge is supposed to open Friday morning at 9 AM. These were taken last weekend as the new bridge nears completion. The new bridge cost double what it was supposed to. The old adage that if the government it paying the cost doubles is as true as ever, especially around here in the land of crooks.