Sunday, June 17, 2018

Lackawanna 663-664

Lackawanna 663 and 664 departing Steamtown for Gouldsboro yesterday morning.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Bus Rapid Transit

A BRT running along Euclid Avenue in Downtown Cleveland, last month. These BRTs seem popular on the main stem. It would be nice to see a streetcar line along here again.

The Beacon

A couple views of The Beacon a new 29 story apartment building now under construction at 515 Euclid Avenue in the heart of downtown Cleveland.

Friday, June 15, 2018


A few views of the ongoing track reconstruction of the Lackawanna's main along Ridge Row.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Playhouse Square

A few views of Playhouse Square from last month. Quite the fun time we had revisiting a few of the more exotic spots inside, those will have to wait for another day.
This one's a bit blurry, back in 1972, I don't know how many times I heard that no one is ever going to go down there for shows anymore. Clearly that wasn't true, although we all knew the opposite, it was hard trying to convince the rest of the city that Ray knew what he was talking about.
On the left construction has just started on "The Lumen" a new 34 story apartment building. Not only do people want to come down here, a lot of people want to live here as well.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Old Harrison Avenue Bridge

Not much is left of the old bridge, just a couple piers and rubble.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Erie Street Cemetery

A few views of Erie Street Cemetery from last Month.

Monday, June 11, 2018


SEPTA 206 was built by Brill as Philadelphia & Western 206 in 1931. This "bullet" car was later converted to brine use, and was ultimately retired in 1995. It is currently sitting outside the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton. These views are from a couple weeks ago.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Line of Hoppers

A line of hoppers behind the Steamtown Mall yesterday.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

MacArthur Park

In the midst of a chaotic week, Richard Harris had a major hit, MacArthur Park. That week Harris was outside Hazleton, making a motion picture.
 Front of A Tramp Shining long player.
Newsweek, June 17, 1968.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Delaware-Lackawanna 2045

DL 2045 at Steamtown Yard a couple weeks ago.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Lumen

Early construction of The Lumen, the new 34 story apartment building going up at Playhouse Square.