Thursday, June 22, 2017

Steamtown Mall

A few views of the ongoing transformation of the food court into a flea market. Progress seems to be slow, but at least work is continuing.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Loew's State and Stillman

At Loew's State and Stillman, from the Plain Dealer, June 19, 1921.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Lackawanna 664

Lackawanna 664 in Steamtown Yard on Saturday morning.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Circus Cars

A pair of former Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey circus train cars behind Lackawanna Station last Saturday. These cars were donated to the Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Lackawanna Avenue

Lackawanna Avenue, looking west from Lackawanna Station yesterday morning.

BLW 26 Derailment

A few views of yesterday's derailment of Baldwin Locomotive Works 26 at Steamtown. They sure didn't want me taking these photos.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

NKP Sleeper City of Lima

Nickel Plate sleeper City of Lima along Ridge Row last week. The car with 10 roomettes and six bedrooms was built by Pullman Standard in 1950.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Carbondale: D&H Bridge

A few views of the Delaware &  Hudson bridge in Carbondale, built in 1904. The views are looking south, and are from a couple weeks ago.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Lehigh Valley 414

LV 414 at Steamtown last Saturday.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


At RKO Theatres in Cleveland, from the Plain Dealer, June 15, 1931.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Union Pacific 4012

Union Pacific 4012 at Steamtown, from Saturday morning.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Delaware-Lackawanna 4103

DL 4103 in the Steamtown yard a couple weeks ago.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Lackawanna River

The lackawanna River, looking downstream from the Meredith Strett bridge outside Carbondale last week.

Our Lady of Mt Carmel

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church in Carbondale, from last week.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Delaware-Lackawanna 3643

DL 3643 eastbound at Ridge Row last Monday afternoon.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Klots Throwing Co.

The Klots Throwing Company building on Dundaff Street in Carbondale, next to the D&H yard. In 1895, H.D. Klots opened his first textile mill in Carbondale, expanding operations to Scranton, Archbald, Forest City, and Moosic by 1916.The company , like many others, struggled through the depression, and was reorganized, in 1937, as the General Textile Mills Corporation. By World War Two the company was using synthetic fabrics to make parachutes for the Army. Later the company began making helmets, their "Rioter Helmet" was a favorite of many police departments in the 1960's. In 1958 the name was changed to Gentex Corporation.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Delaware & Hudson Caboose 35708

D&H caboose 35708 at Carbondale last week. This was the caboose that sat on a siding at Mayfield for the last 20 years where it was heavily vandalized. Hopefully a brighter future is in store.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Dean Martin

Today Dean Martin would have turned 100. Before he was famous he sang with the Sammy Watkins Orchestra at the Hotel Hollenden in downtown Cleveland.
From The Plain Dealer, September 19, 1943.
From Variety, May 6, 1942.
 From Variety, May 27, 1942.
From Variety, September 29, 1943.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Rappel For A Cause

A few scenes from Rappel For A Cause at Bank Towers on Saturday afternoon.