Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Lackawanna Railroad: Scranton

After Canadian pacific 2317 passes underneath us, the train continues west through the Steamtown yard.

Lackawanna Railroad: Scranton

A westbound Steamtown trip on the Lackawanna mainline, as seen from the Steamtown Mall walkway, from last Saturday.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Lackawanna Railroad: Scranton

A little further east, the train passes Lackawanna Station. Just below the train is the former site of the Laurel Line passenger station. Overhead wires for the trolley can also be seen.

Lackawanna Railroad: Scranton

On Saturday morning we caught the grain train headed east, crossing Cedar Avenue. The DL&W's Mattes Street tower, and the Scranton National Bank Building are also seen.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls about noon today. For awhile it looked like it might start to rain, so we didn't linger too long down here.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Laurel Line: Scranton

The trolley passing the remains of a bridge abutment, that once was the road to Meadow Lake. Meadow Lake was once a ice pond, and later a swimming hole. Today all traces of it have been obliterated by I-81. This area is near the "Cemetery Bridges."

Laurel Line: Scranton

A couple Fridays ago, we caught the trolley as it makes it's way north to Scranton. This area is just south of St. Mary's Cemetery.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Susquehanna River: Pittston

Looking north along the river, The Water Street Bridge, and the Fort Jenkins Bridge.

Susquehanna River: Pittston

A view of the Susquehanna River, looking south from the riverfront park.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Laurel Line:Meadow Brook Valley

Watching the trolley headed north in the Meadow Brook Valley. This is near Connell Junction, at about milepost 3.

Meadow Brook Valley

The big pond near the rock crusher from a couple weeks ago. With the lack of heavy rains, the pond isn't as high as it usually is.

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls, yesterday morning about 11:15.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Reading RR: Steamtown Yard

Nearby was this Reading RS-3 on static display, in the Steamtown Yard.

Delaware-Lackawanna RR: Steamtown Yard

Last week we spotted this short freight train, with a load of lumber, bound for Archbald no doubt.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Laurel Line: Iron Furnaces

Another view from the end of the spur.

Laurel Line: Iron Furnaces

The trolley stopped at the Scranton Iron Furnaces boarding platform, last Wednesday.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Laurel Line: Pittston

A closer look reveals a few ties still remaining.

Laurel Line: Pittston

A view of the former Laurel Line right-of-way in Pittston. This is looking north from Pine Street, towards Market Street, which is where the Laurel Line's Pittston station was located.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls this morning, about 10:30.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Electric City Trolley

The trolley waiting at the boarding platform, soon the trolley will take a run down the Laurel Line to Moosic.

Lackawanna Railroad: Nay Aug Tunnel

As the train makes its way into the tunnel, clouds of exhaust smoke blanket the area.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Lackawanna Railroad: Nay Aug Tunnel

The train crossing Roaring Brook as it heads into Nay Aug Tunnel. This was from last Sunday, about 11:15 AM.

Lackawanna Railroad: Nay Aug Park

Canadian National 3254 passes underneath us as it heads towards Nay Aug Tunnel.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Pittston: Lehigh Valley RR

The train continues south, passing the riverfront park along the bank of the Susquehanna.

Pittston: Lehigh Valley RR

Just before noon today we spotted this freight train passing the site of the Lehigh Valley passenger station in downtown Pittston. The east end of the Water Street Bridge is in the background.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls, this morning, about 11:20.

Steamtown: Scranton

Canadian National 3254, out by the roundhouse in the former DL&W Scranton yard, yesterday morning.

Steamtown: Electric City Trolley

We caught the trolley yesterday morning, as it winds its way through the Steamtown yard. The Steamtown Mall is in the background. In a few minutes the trolley will board passengers, and take a run down the Laurel Line.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Scranton: Luna Park

The remains are the footbridge on the Luna side are also barely visible.

Scranton: Luna Park

We ventured into Luna Park last Sunday for a few minutes. It's like a jungle in places. The Shoot-the-Chute remains are barely visible through the heavy growth.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Lackawanna Railroad: Nay Aug Tunnel

After the train passes a cloud of locomotive exhaust is left in its wake.

Lackawanna Railroad: Nay Aug Tunnel

It looks like this trip to Moscow was well attended.