With some heavy rain at the end of last week, Roaring Brook was living up to its name. Here is Nay Aug Falls, yesterday about noon. This is just a short distance west of the location below.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
This view from Jult,1998 shows DL&W 807 alongside Canadian Pacific 2317 in the Steamtown yard. The 807 was in town as part of the NRHS convention which was being held in Syracuse that year. A side trip came down to Scranton.
This is Delaware, Lackawanna & Western E-8 number 807 headed east out of Scranton in July 1998. This was part of a National Railway Historical Society trip. My wife and I were positioned under a stairway along Ridge Row near the University of Scranton waiting for the NRHS Special to go by.
Monday, July 23, 2007
This is Canadian National number 3254 backing out of the roundhouse in October 1997. The GP-9 on the left is Nickle Plate Road 514, posing as Lackawanna 514, sort of a Lackawanna-be. This former Lackawanna roundhouse is now part of the Steamtown National Historic Site.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
This was as far as we got on our hike down the Erie a couple weeks ago. This is the junction with the Laurel Line in Moosic. We didn't go further south of this point since this becomes live trackage. This is just south of Virginia on the Laurel Line. The Erie track is on the left, the Laurel Line track is on the right.
Monday, July 16, 2007
It was just five months ago when the big snowstorm hit. As hot as it sometimes gets in the summer, at least you don't have to shovel the heat. This is the new footbridge over Roaring Brook when it was still under construction.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Here is a view of 415-419 Eagle Avenue from June 21, 1987. The Clevland Mop Manufacturing Co, and the Superior Supply Co. are in the foreground. Looming in the background is the Sheriff Street Cold Storage Co. and the Standard Oil Company tower.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
On our hike down the Jersey Central last week, we were able to get this view of the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad shop on Scranton's South side. This was taken from an area atop a culm bank west of the Lackawanna River. Behind the shops is Scranton's south side, and most prominently St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Pittston Avenue.
This is the view of the top of the bridge shown below. It's in pretty rough shape. The lack of maintainance has taken it's toll. No trains have run down these tracks in 25 years, and it probably didn't get much attention in the years leading up to abandonment. We chose to cross the creek down below, rather then walk across this bridge. This is about at milepost 10.5.
As we hiked south down the Erie right-of-way we came to this fill, which appeared to be cinders. This area probably had problems with washouts so near Stafford's Meadow Brook. This was also an area that had less foliage.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Saturday, July 7, 2007
One of the more interesting sights in Pittston is the Laurel Line Freight Station on Market Street. There's not many remaining structures remaining from the Laurel Line, but this is one of them. The passenger station was nest to this building, on the left.
On our visit to Pittston, we stopped by the Riverfront Park. At a point near the Water Street Bridge is this remnant of the Lehigh Valley passenger station. Not much left, just a portion of a stone archway from the lower level. Once upon a time the main LV trains ran through here, The Black Diamond Express and the John Wilkes. The last LV passenger trains ran in February 1961.
Friday, July 6, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Probably the most interesting thing we saw along the Jersey Central, was this bridge, which would have been on a siding off the mainline. This bridge crosses the Lackawanna River, and goes over to one of the industrial buildings on the other side of the river. The Jersey Central ceased all operations in Pennsylvania on March 31, 1972.
Yesterday, Tuesday July 2, we hiked down a stretch of the Jersey Central Rail/Trail, from Scranton, into Taylor. This was the former trackage of the Jersey Central RR that has been turned into a rail/trail. There wasn't a whole lot of exciting things to see, but we did get a photo of an old lineside telegraph pole.