Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hemlock Street

Hemlock Street, looking west from Crown Avenue on Sunday afternoon.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Union Pacific 4012

Union Pacific 4012 at Steamtown on Friday afternoon.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hanna Theatre

94 years ago yesterday, March 28, 1921, the Hanna Theatre opened.

South Irving Avenue

South Irving Avenue, looking south from Birch Street.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Track Machine

A track machine, near the Delaware - Lackawanna shops in South Scranton.


A firetruck heading west on Birch Street, passing South Irving Avenue, last Sunday.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Abandoned House

An abandoned house on Scranton's South Side.

Alder Street

Alder Street, looking west from South Irving, from Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Allen Theatre: Richard Harris

43 years ago tonight at the Allen Theatre.
It was my first day at Playhouse Square.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Loew's Ohio: The Sound of Music

50 years ago tonight The Sound of Music opened at Loew's Ohio Theatre, this hard ticket roadshow would run for 91 weeks, a Cleveland record that still stands.
From The Plain Dealer, March 24, 1965.
From Box Office, March 28, 1966.
From The Plain Dealer, May 20, 1966.
From The Plain Dealer, December 18, 1966.

A few other notable long runs at Loew's Ohio:
South Pacific - 46 weeks
Around the World in 80 Days - 41 weeks
The Ten Commandments - 29 weeks
Cleopatra - 26 weeks

Monday, March 23, 2015

Birch Street

Birch Street, looking west from South Irving Avenue, yesterday afternoon.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sophie Tucker at Keith's Palace

Sophie Tucker at the Palace, from The Plain Dealer, March 22, 1925. The William McDermott column also gives a brief overview of what's at the other main houses.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Moondog Coronation Ball

Today is the 63rd anniversary of the Moondog Coronation Ball held at the Cleveland Arena, March 21, 1952. Among the acts that appeared that night were: Tiny Grimes, The Dominoes, Paul Williams, Varetta Dillard, and Danny Cobb. Produced by WJW DJ Alan Freed it is often considered the first rock and roll show.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 22, 1952.

The Cleveland Arena, March 1952, photographer unknown.

Friday, March 20, 2015


Load on a lumber flat, from last week.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bridge 60

Mohawk Adirondack & Northern 2453 and CNJ 1554 on Bridge 60, from last Thursday morning.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Nickel Plate 514

Nickel Plate 514 at Carbondale, July 17, 2004.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Scranton Electric Company

A few views of the demolition of the Scranton Electric Company building from last Thursday.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Keith's 105th

A bill featuring a Pricilla Dean picture, A Cafe in Cairo, and six acts vaude, one of which was Al Jolson's brother. From The Plain Dealer, March 15, 1925. Keith's 105th was one of the big uptown theatres in Cleveland, demolished in 1981.

Admiral Radio

Admiral Radio ad from National Geographic, October 1948.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Electric City Trolley Museum

The outside of the trolley museum. Excursions will start on Thursday, April 30 this year. Trips will be at 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon, 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM, Thursdays through Sundays.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Lehigh Valley 26

An SW-1, Lehigh Valley 26 was built by EMD in 1939 and first tested on the Atlantic Coast Line before being sold to Richmond Terminal. More recently 26 was used on the Towanda Monroeton Shippers Lifeline (TMSL), where it was painted in a Lehigh Valley color scheme, before ending up at Steamtown in Scranton in late 2014. The photos are from March 12, 2015 at Steamtown Yard.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia from July 2004, it was quite crowded there, hard to get decent photos.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

University Circle Rapid Station

The platform of the University Circle Rapid Transit Station from January 1987.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Erie Pa

The Lake Shore Limited, delayed at Erie, from September 21, 1995. We were here for three hours, train departed, moved a hundred feet and stopped, train was about 6 hours late when we arrived at Syracuse.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Houdini at Keith's Palace

Today in 1925, Houdini began a week long run at Keith's Palace, which was so successful he was held for a second week.
From the Plain Dealer, March 8, 1925.
Front and back covers from the program
A couple of pages from the program.
From The Plain Dealer, March 15, 1925.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Philco Predicta

Philco Predicta ad from Readers Digest, September 1959.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Reading Station

Reading Station, Quakertown, June 1998.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Delaware-Lackawanna RS3s

D-L RS3s along Ridge Row, June 24, 2010.
Below, approaching the Harrison Avenue bridge later that morning.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Jersey Central Freight Station

The Jersey Central Freight Station from May 8, 2010.