Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Willow Street Sinkhole Update

The sinkhole on Willow Street has been filled in.

 Equipment is still on the scene, drilling is still going on along the side streets in the area of the sinkhole.

After The Storm

South Scranton was pretty much unscathed by Hurricane Sandy, except for this Electric City box at River & Meadow.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls this morning.

Nay Aug Gorge

Looking down into Nay Aug Gorge this morning.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Plane Number 5

We stopped by the ruins of Plane 5 on East Mountain last Saturday morning. This was built by the Pennsylvania Coal Company in 1850 as a way to haul coal from to Pittston area to the D&H Canal at Hawley. It remained in operation until 1885 when it was replaced by a steam railroad, which eventually became the Erie's Wyoming Division. 

 Loaded cars went this way, then coasted down the side of the mountain.
 Tree growing out of stone wall.
 We're not sure how this was laid out up here.
Corner of wall, it looks like there may have been a room here at one time.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Erie Railroad: Wyoming Division

The bridge over the unnamed creek at mile 13.8.
The bridge is showing some deterioration underneath.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Electric City Trolley

Philadelphia Suburban 76 heading south approaching Connell Junction on the Laurel Line Saturday morning.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls this morning.

Scranton Skyline

Scranton skyline, from the Harrison Avenue bridge this morning.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Electric City Trolley

Philadelphia Suburban 76 southbound at Cedar Avenue last Saturday morning.


Steamtown last Saturday morning.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Willow Street Sinkhole

 Yesterday the Office of Surface Mining was drilling in the alley off Willow Street looking for evidence of mine shafts in the area.
Looking down into one of the drill holes.

Mulberry Street

Mulberry Street looking west from Hitchcock Court at noon last Saturday.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Admiral Television

Came across some old magazines while looking for something else. This is an Admiral Television - Phonograph - Radio ad from National Geographic October 1948.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Woolly Worm

Woolly worm along the Erie tracks on Sunday morning.

Roaring Brook

Roaring Brook, looking downstream towards the Lackawanna Railroad bridge near Nay Aug tunnel.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls this morning.

Nay Aug Park

Nay Aug Park this morning.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Erie Railroad: Wyoming DIvision

Looking west in the Big Cut near mile 14.1.

Erie Railroad: Wyoming Division

Looking east from near West Junction.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Canadian National 3254 on a gloomy Saturday morning at Steamtown.


A track car club was in town over the weekend, and they were running these speeders down the Lackawanna mainline. This is from last Friday evening behind Lackawanna station.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Lackawanna Railroad

Lackawanna 664-663 eastbound at the east end of Nay Aug tunnel yesterday morning.

The end of the train as it passes us and rounds the curve.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls this morning.

Roaring Brook

Roaring Brook, looking downstream from the Nay Aug Park footbridge.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Electric City Trolley Museum

Trolleys on display outside of the Electric City Trolley Museum in downtown Scranton.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Nay Aug Falls & Elmhurst Boulevard

An Abandoned stretch of what was once called Nay Aug Falls & Elmhurst Boulevard. Since the last time we were here the steel cable on the old guard rails has been removed. This is in the area above Nay Aug tunnel.

Laurel Line: Dunmore Branch

An abandoned section of the Laurel Line's Dunmore Branch in Nay Aug Park, just above Nay Aug tunnel.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Electric City Trolley

Philadelphia Suburban 80 departing Steamtown Yard Saturday just after noon. The trolley is on the former Laurel Line interchange track.

Delaware - Lackawanna RR

Delaware - Lackawanna 300 and DL 3643 running light behind Steamtown Mall last Saturday.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Stack of rail at Steamtown.

Nay Aug Park

Balloons in a mountain laurel bush.