Friday, October 31, 2008

Number 5 Dam

A view of the Number 5 dam, from yesterday morning. This is along Stafford's Meadow Brook.

Laurel Line: Near Milepost 4

I caught the trolley making an early run yesterday morning, near milepost 4. The trolley excursion season ends today, but there's still a few weekends it will run.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lackawanna Railroad: Scranton

An eastbound Steamtown excursion passing the Mattes Street Tower, last Saturday. The train is about to cross over the bridge above Cedar Avenue, the former DL&W Locomotive Shops are in the background on the left. On the right was where the tracks into the passenger station once were.

Pennsylvania Coal Co RR: Plane No. 5

Continuing down the plane, the cut ends, and this wall appears. This must have also been part of the plane, maybe some kind of foundation, or support structure.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Laurel Line: Connell Junction

On Friday, we also caught the trolley passing through Connell Junction.

Pennsylvania Coal Co RR: No.5 Plane

Another view in the cut coming down the No.5 Plane.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls, at about 11:45 this morning. The Roaring Brook was really roaring after yesterdays heavy rain.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pennsylvania Coal Co Railroad: No.5 Plane

After stopping off at the top of the plane, we walked down the cut that the loaded cars came up on.

Pennsylvania Coal Co Railroad: No.5 Plane

We stopped up at the No.5 Plane this morning. Leaves are coming off the trees pretty quickly now.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Luna Park: Scranton

This is looking towards the entrance to the park. The end of the footbridge from Nay Aug Park would have been between to two largest trees.

Luna Park: Scranton

We stopped by Luna Park on Sunday. This is a general view of the former park grounds, looking towards the Lackawanna Railroad tracks.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Lackawanna Railroad: Nay Aug Tunnel

As the train passes us, a smokey haze is left in its wake.

Lackawanna Railroad: Nay Aug Tunnel

Canadian National 3254 blasting out of the east end of Nay Aug Tunnel yesterday morning, with an excursion to Tobyhanna.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls, this morning about 10:45.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Laurel Line: Connell Junction

The trolley passing us as it heads south to Moosic.

Laurel Line: Connell Junction

Last Friday we caught the trolley passing through Connell Junction.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Laurel Line: Virginia

The signpost next to the Laurel Line tracks. The Erie tracks are a short distance from here, just a hundred feet or so, up the path on the left.

Laurel Line: Virginia

Another piece of rubble near the remains of the old building at Virginia.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Laurel Line: Virginia

Another view of the ruins. This is in the area, east of the Laurel Line tracks, and south of the bridge that carried the Laurel Line over the creek. There was once a foot bridge over the Laurel Line near here as well.

Laurel Line: Virginia

This is part of the remains for an unknown building. This structure is visible in post-war photos of the area. In 1948 this was a shell of a building, no roof, doors, or windows were remaining back then. Today this is just a pile of rubble.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls, this morning about 11 AM. It's starting to look alot like fall down through here.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Laurel Line: Virginia

We also spotted the trolley making its way back into town. The area the Laurel Line called Virginia, is just a short distance away from the Erie tracks, and the location they called "Little Virginia." why this area has this name is unknown to me.

Erie Railroad: Wyoming Division

This morning we hiked down the Erie to "Little Virginia." This is the bridge over Stafford's Meadow Brook, looking west.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Scranton: Lackawanna Avenue

A view of the ongoing work in the 500 block of Lackawanna Avenue. The street is supposed to be closed off westbound for another eight weeks. This is a traffic nightmare during rush hour.

Lackawanna RR: Nay Aug Tunnel

A view of the east end of the Nay Aug Tunnel. The jumbo hoppers are still down here, and the leaves are starting to change.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Heading east down the former Lackawanna mainline, the Mattes Street Tower can be seen in the distance.


On Saturday we caught the excursion departing Scranton for Tobyhanna>

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls, at about 10:30 this morning.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Cleveland Municipal Stadium

A view of the scoreboard after the last game. The Browns would continue to play here until 1995, and Modells treachery, but that's another story.

Cleveland Municipal Stadium

After the last game on Sunday October 3, 1993, which the Tribe lost 4-0, was the closing ceremony. Bob Hope, a part owner of the team in the 50's, came by to sing a special version of "Thanks for the Memories."

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Cleveland Municipal Stadium

They drew big crowds for the last three games. We had the worst seats I ever had for a Tribe game. This is a sample of the crowd, which was typical of the last games. We were at all three of them. Many significant events happened in this park, Dimaggio's 56 game hitting streak ended here, Don Black's no-hitter in 1947, and the infamous "Beer Night Riot" on June 4, 1974, were some of the highlights of this park.

Cleveland Municipal Stadium

This week marks 15 years since the Tribe played their last games at Municipal Stadium, October 1,2 and 3, 1993. In typical Tribe fashion they lost all three to the hated White Sox. They played their first game here on July 31, 1932, losing to the Philadelphia Athletics 1-0. This photo was taken on the last day of baseball here. The Amtrak station is at lower right.