Monday, March 31, 2014

GVT 4810

We were lucky to catch this caboose move by Lackawanna Station on Saturday morning. Don't see cabeese move very often these days.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls this morning.
The bottom of the trail is still pretty icy.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Delaware Electric Power Company 120

A few views of Delaware Electric Power Company 120 outside the Electric City Trolley Museum.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Jersey Central

The Jersey Central freight station, as seen from Bridge 60 last Saturday morning.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

North Scranton Junior High School

North Scranton Junior High School at 1539 North Main Avenue was built 1922-24, and opened on September 2, 1924. The school was closed in 1987 and there had been plans to convert it into an apartment building for the last 20 years. So far the building remains empty.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Providence Bank

The Providence Bank building at Main and Market Streets, built in 1924.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New York Ontario & Western

An aging crossbuck guards a long removed crossing along Morgan Street in Dickson City Pa.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Step Falls

Step Falls as seen from the Harrison Avenue bridge, yesterday morning.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Nay Aug Falls

Nay Aug Falls this morning.

Nay Aug Park

A few photos of the park this morning.
I wonder how much longer these Christmas decorations will be up.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dickson City: D&H Freight Station

The Delaware & Hudson freight station in Dickson City, yesterday morning.

Friday, March 21, 2014

River Street

River Street looking west from Max Ct, last Saturday morning.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Howard Thurston

Howard Thurston was a famous magician in the early part of the 20th Century. Thurston was born in Columbus Ohio in 1869, and was known for card tricks, he died on April 13, 1936.
From what I understand, he would toss out cards like this into his audiences.

In late January, early February, 1980 as part of a publicity stunt for an upcoming attraction, we held a seance on the mezzanine of the RKO Palace in Columbus Ohio with Harry Blackstone.  One of Blackstone's cast attempted to contact Thurston, it was rather comical, and was taped for a local access TV show. Of course nothing more then a bunch of moaning and drama occurred.

Three months later, in May 1980 a group of us were sent to the Fox Theatre in Philadelphia to salvage light fixtures before the Fox was razed. When I climbed above the ceiling of the auditorium to lower the big chandelier in the dome, I found this card laying in the dust.
The other side of the card, with Thurston's daughter Jane.
The Philadelphia Fox, where Thurston began his farewell tour, August 23, 1935. I found the card mentioned here above the main ceiling on my way to lower the big chandelier in the dome as seen here. From Exhibitor's Trade Review, December 15, 1923.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

PCC RR Plane No. 5

A few views of the ruins of Plane Number 5, from last Saturday morning. The plane was in operation from 1850-1880. This was part of the Pennsylvania Coal Company Railroad running from Port Blanchard to Hawley.
Track ran here, looking towards No.6.
Loaded cars came up through this cut, looking towards No.4.
The hillside below is covered with ash from the steam boilers, 130 years after the end of operation.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Erie Railroad: Wyoming Division

A few snaps from a walk along the Erie last Saturday morning.
Looking west from mile 13.3
Looking west from about mile 12.5.
Looking west from about mile 12.5.
Culvert under tracks, near mile 12.4.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Stafford Meadow Brook

Stafford Meadow Brook from the small bridge by St. Mary's Cemetery.
Looking upstream.
Looking downstream.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Number 30 School, Harriet Beecher Stowe

Number 30 School, Harriet Beecher Stowe., from this morning. This former school has been transformed into an apartment building.

Birch Cutting Co.

The Birch Cutting Company building at Crown & Birch. This was known as the Crown Throwing Company at one time.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Scranton Sunset

Tonight's Scranton sunset.

Mt Pleasant Colliery

A couple of postcards, one a view from the Mt. Pleasant Breaker, the other showing the Mt. Pleasant colliery.