Monday, October 31, 2016

Lackawanna Station Train Show

A few views of yesterday's train show at Lackawanna Station. The next show will be on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 9 AM, be there or be square.

Sunday, October 30, 2016


Wheel sets at the Delaware-Lackawanna shops.

Saturday, October 29, 2016


Looking through a window in an empty storefront on Spruce Street.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Scranton Skyline

View from the Harrison Avenue bridge, from a couple weeks ago.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Baldwin Locomotive Works 26

A few views of BLW 26 from last weekend, from along Ridge Row and from the Harrison Avenue bridge.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Baby Rose Marie

Baby Rose Marie opened at the Hipp on Friday, August 11, 1933, and in the process defied Ohio child labor laws, leading to the arrests of her father, Frank Curley and the Hipp assistant manager Corwin Collins four times a day for a week. Archaic child labor laws as well as the Gerry Society were the bane of juve acts during the first half of the 20th century. Baby Rose, who turned ten during this engagement was a big radio star with her own show on NBC. She would go on to appear in numerous motion pictures and later television shows. She's probably best known for her role on the Dick Van Dyke Show in the early 1960's.

 From The Plain Dealer, August 11, 1933.
From The Plain Dealer, August 11, 1933.
From The Plain Dealer, August 13, 1933.
From Variety, August 22, 1933.
From The Vaudevillians, Bill Smith, New York, Macmillan, 1976.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Reading Anthracite

A 1905 Reading Coal postcard.

Monday, October 24, 2016

East Troy Electric 64

East Troy Electric 64 outside the trolley museum a couple weeks ago. Surprised it's still out here, usually it's kept in a shed by the DL&W locomotive shop building.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Step Falls

Step Falls this morning from the Harrison Avenue bridge.

Delaware-Lackawanna 4103

A couple views of DL 4103 at Steamtown yard last Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Under The New Bridge

A Fullington Trailways bus passing under the new Harrison Avenue bridge last Sunday afternoon.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Lackawanna 426

A couple views of DL&W 426 at Steamtown last Saturday.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


A few views of SEPTA 206 on Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Reading 467

Reading 467 at Steamtown yard on Saturday morning.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Harrison Avenue Bridge

A few views of the ongoing Harrison Avenue bridge replacement project, new bridge beams arrived and were installed on Saturday.
Above: from Saturday morning, below from Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, October 16, 2016


Looking west along the Lackawanna from near mile 133.13.