Sunday, November 30, 2014

Bridge 60

Canadian National 3254 on Bridge 60, November 20, 2010.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Daniel J. Morrell

The Daniel J. Morrell broke in two and sank in Lake Huron on the morning of November 29, 1966. Of the 29 man crew, only Watchman Dennis Hale survived.
At the Cleveland Ore Dock, in the 1950's.
Images from

Friday, November 28, 2014


Canadian Pacific 2317 in the Steamtown Yard, November 15, 2008.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Erie Pa.

Waiting to depart Erie after locomotive failure, September 21, 1995.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Number 5 Dam

From the archives, the Number 5 Dam, November 11, 2010.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Canadian National 3254

From the archives, Canadian National 3254 departing Steamtown October 4, 2008.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Canadian Pacific 2317

Canadian Pacific 2317 heads east from Steamtown, on November 3, 2007, in this photo from the archives. We miss seeing steam at Steamtown.

Saturday, November 22, 2014


51 years ago today.
Cleveland Press, Final edition, November 22, 1963.

A more in depth look at that weekend can be found in last years posts:

Friday, November 21, 2014

Electric City Trolley

The Electric City Trolley Museum will operate holiday excursions: Toys for Tots, Friday November 28 and Saturday November 29. Santa on the Trolley; Sunday November 30, Saturday December 6, Sunday December 7, Saturday December 13, Sunday December 14, Saturday December 20 and Sunday December 21 at 10:30, Noon, 1:30 and 3 PM.
Above, at the Steamtown boarding platform, from November 30, 2013.
Above, at the Steamtown boarding platform, from December 5, 2009.
Above, southbound at Cedar Avenue from November 30, 2013.
Below, at the south end of the Laurel Line tunnel, November 30, 2013.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Delaware & Hudson: Penn Division

The following article on the D&H Penn Division is by Bert Pennypacker and appeared in Railroad Magazine, February 1969.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pittsburgh: Stanley Theatre

The Stanley Theatre at 207 Seventh Street in downtown Pittsburgh opened on February 27, 1928. The 3,886 seat house was designed by the architectural firm of Hoffman-Henon  of Philadelphia. The theatre was restored in 1987 at a cost of $43,000,000 and is now known as the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts.
Above from Motion Picture News, December 29, 1928.
Below from Motion Picture News, June 2, 1928
Below from Motion Picture News, December 29, 1928.
Above from Motion Picture News, March 3, 1928.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Carl D. Bradley

The Carl D Bradley broke in half and sank in a storm on Lake Michigan on this date in 1958, killing 33 of the 35 crew members.
Photo from

Monday, November 17, 2014

Lackawanna 565

A couple of views of Lackawanna 565. The top two are from September 1995, the bottom two are from September 2014. The locomotive is currently undergoing cosmetic restoration.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Loew's State Theatre

Loew's State ad from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 2, 1964.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Roaring Brook

Roaring Brook, looking downstream towards the Myrtle Street bridge on Thursday afternoon.

Friday, November 14, 2014

New Bus Station

Construction has started on the new bus station on Lackawanna Avenue. The project will replace the Martz Bus station across the street with one that will serve both intercity buses and local buses. With the recent announcement of massive service cuts on the local system, one wonders if this project is really needed. This is also a rather odd place to terminate local buses since the heart of downtown is several blocks away.
The Martz Bus station across the street from the site for the new bus station.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nickel Plate 514

Nickel Plate 514 at Bridge 60 tower on Saturday morning.
Below, NKP 514 at Nay Aug tunnel on Sunday morning.