Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Deteriorating Passenger Car

A historic wooden combine of unknown origin rotting away at Steamtown.This car doesn't seem to appear on Steamtown's equipment roster, but it's been there deteriorating for years.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Lackawanna River Trail: Mayfield - Carbondale Section

A few views from the recently constructed Mayfield - Carbondale section of the Lackawanna River Trail. This section at present is rather short. At some point it will connect with the other sections.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls this morning.

Woolly Worm

We spotted this woolly worm along a sidewalk in Scranton's Hill Section yesterday. It looks like a mild winter!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Nickel Plate 514

Nickel Plate 514 on one of Steamtown's short trips last Saturday morning behind Lackawanna Station.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Electric City Trolley

Philadelphia Suburban 80 southbound at Cedar Avenue last Saturday morning. East Troy Electric 64 was also spotted at the nearby trolley barn.
Excursions continue through the end of October, running Thursday through Sunday at 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon, 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM through the end of October.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Olyphant: Twin Bridges

The twin D&H bridges at Olyphant. Once a busy Penn Division mainline now has only one active track. The first of the spans was erected in 1904, the other in 1906. All views are looking south.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Archbald Pothole

The Archbald Pothole is a 15,000 year old glacial pothole, purportedly the largest in the world.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Petersburg Memorial Cemetery

The Petersburg Memorial Cemetery at 962 Paul Avenue in Scranton was established in 1853 and hasn't been used in decades. The cemetery is poorly maintained and is mostly overgrown, although the wrought iron fence has been repaired since our last visit a year ago.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Petersburg Corners

A couple of views of Petersburg Corners.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls this morning.

Nay Aug Park

Nay Aug Park this morning.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Roaring Brook

The area could use some rain, creeks are running low.
Roaring Brook, looking upstream towards the Myrtle Street bridge.
Looking downstream from the Myrtle Street bridge.
Looking upstream from the Myrtle Street bridge.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Erie Railroad: Wyoming Division

A few scenes along the Erie's Wyoming Division from last Sunday. From about MP 14.7 to MP 13.3 it's pretty much overgrown, even in the big cut neat MP 14.1.