Friday, June 30, 2017

Keith Building

The B.F. Keith building at 1621 Euclid Avenue from the Cleveland State University campus. This was once the tallest building between New York and Chicago for a brief period of time in the early 1920's. This building also houses the Palace Theatre. Once upon a time I had an office on the eighth floor.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Buffalo Central Terminal

Buffalo Central Terminal was designed by architects Alfred T. Fellheimer and Steward Wagner and opened on Saturday, June 22, 1929. It was used by the New York Central, and later Amtrak until it closed on Sunday, October 28, 1979. We always enjoy seeing the station as we pass Buffalo on the Lake Shore Ltd.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Playhouse Square

We spent a day-and-a-half touring the theatres and reliving old memories last week. Great fun! Many thanks to Tom Einhouse, Ruth Flannery, Tom Rathburn, Cindi Szymanski, and the others who made this a memorable experience.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Delaware-Lackawanna 2403

DL 2403 crossing the D&H bridge into Carbondale, from a few weeks ago.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Jersey Central 1554

CNJ 1554 at Steamtown, a couple weeks ago.

Sunday, June 25, 2017


A Greyhound bus, lost in the lot behind the new bus station. The station could really use some decent signage, not the first time we've seen someone lost, trying to find their way in.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Lackawanna Dining Car 469

A couple views of Lackawanna diner 469 along Ridge Row a couple weeks ago.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Electric City Trolley

Philadelphia Suburban 76 at the Steamtown boarding platform last Saturday afternoon. The Electric City Trolley Museum excursions run Thursdays through Sundays at 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon, 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM.

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.