Friday, April 30, 2010

Steamtown: Scranton

Canadian National tank engine number 47.

Steamtown: Scranton

New York Central X5313 Steam generator car. These were used to provide steam heat on passenger trains in the early diesel era. Some models of diesels lacked steam generators, so these were used when needed.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Delaware - Lackawanna Railroad

Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern 2453 sitting idle on a grain train at Steamtown yard on Saturday morning.

Delaware - Lackawanna Railroad

D-L 2423 sitting idle at Steamtown on Saturday morning.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls this morning.


Grain train sitting idle yesterday morning, headed by D-L 2423.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Steamtown: Scranton

Delaware & Hudson boxcar at Steamtown. The D&H was another local railroad that ran through NEPA.

Steamtown: Scranton

Lackawanna hopper at Steamtown. These were once a common sight in North Eastern Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Steamtown: Scranton

Looking down on the turntable at the former Lackawanna Railroad roundhouse at Steamtown.

Steamtown: Reading 903

Looking down on Reading 903.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Steamtown: Reading 903

An up-close look at Reading 903.

Steamtown: Reading 902-903

Reading 902-903, FP- 7's built by EMD in 1950, sitting outside the Steamtown complex on Saturday morning.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls at 10:30 this morning.

Embassy Vinyl: Scranton

Yesterday we stopped by the new location of Embassy Vinyl in Downtown Scranton. The new larger location is located on Adams Avenue at Mulberry Street. Same friendly service, and the same low prices. Definitely worth a visit!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Keep Your Eyes On Crosley

An old sign spotted in a window on Cedar Avenue in Scranton last week. The eyes follow you as you move around. Crosley was once one of the leading manufactures of radios in the country. The company was located in Cincinnati Ohio. At one point the company even made small compact automobiles, before they were fashionable.

Scranton Iron Furnaces

A view of the Scranton Iron Furnaces from last Saturday. Roaring Brook can be seen at the bottom right.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Luna Park: Scranton

Looking towards Nay Aug Park, from the one time entrance to the park. The footbridge from Nay Aug Park once ended here. Below are the tracks of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. This was once one of two entrances to Luna.

Luna Park: Scranton

One of the larger Luna Park remains is this corner of the Shoot-the-Chute. Most of the rest is buried under I-81.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Luna Park: Scranton

Looking from the end of the footbridge, across the park grounds. In the distance, houses along Myrtle Street can be seen.

Luna Park: Scranton

Remains of the Luna Park footbridge, on the Luna Park side of Roaring Brook. The park closed at the end of the 1916 season, but remnants can still be found.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls just after 10 this morning.

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Nickle Bagge

The Nickle Bagge were active on the Scranton rock scene in 1967-68. The members included:
Steve Matura - Lead Vocals
Joe Lista - Rhythm Guitar
Fred Wisse - Bass
Joe Jennsen - Lead/ Rhythm Guitar
Ron Amorino - Drums

The band were regulars at the Cave in West Scranton, played numerous dances, fraternity parties as well as a gigs at Tony Marts in Sommers Point NJ, and at one of the Pocono resorts. They even had an audition opposite The Monkey Men in Philadelphia.

Thanks to Ron Amorino for the information.

Laurel Line: Moosic

Along the Laurel Line in Moosic, are a number of these signal bases.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Laurel Line: Rocky Glen Lake

Along the causeway across the lake is this gap, with apparent remains from a small bridge submerged.

Laurel Line: Rocky Glen Lake

The Laurel Line right-of-way across Rocky Glen Lake looking south.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Rocky Glen Lake

A view of Rocky Glen Lake, from this morning.

Erie Railroad: Wyoming Division

Erie Railroad bridge over Route 502 in Moosic.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls, this morning.

Friday, April 2, 2010